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As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than incremental changes in demand for Office space in New York.


(A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than

(B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than

(C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does

(D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about

(E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than
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A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than - Incorrect. Modifier error + Comparison error.

B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than - Incorrect. Comparison error.

C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does - Incorrect. Idiom error. 'More X as Y' is incorrect.

D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about - Correct.

E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than - Incorrect. Awkward.

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Just one step forward. "More about" demands a parallel "than about". As per this reckoning only D is eligible. A, B, and E suffer from this parallelism malady. C is an unidiomatic comparison.
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Agree with answer D, could some correct the slight typo and change "orice" to price in the question stem?
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A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than - Incorrect. Modifier error + Comparison error.

B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than - Incorrect. Comparison error.

C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does - Incorrect. Idiom error. 'More X as Y' is incorrect.

D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about - Correct.

E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than - Incorrect. Awkward.

Answer: D



How is B a comparison error? It's more of an issue with parallelism. Am I wrong?
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