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Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

a) Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
b) Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
c) Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
d) Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
e) Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.

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16 Jul 2009, 20:22
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

a) Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.-Consistently and remains so redundant
b) Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.-Consistently and remains so redundant
c) Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.-the first part has to talk about platinum so it has to be demand in research(for platinum-implied)
d) Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.-demand for research sub becomes research so wrong
e) Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.-forget it

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16 Jul 2009, 23:42
I have a serious doubt here.

Doesn't the use of decreased / increased over the use of less / greater respectively changes the meaning of original sentence ?
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18 Jul 2009, 10:20
Maulikgmat wrote:
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

a) Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.-Consistently and remains so redundant
b) Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.-Consistently and remains so redundant
c) Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.-the first part has to talk about platinum so it has to be demand in research(for platinum-implied)
d) Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.-demand for research sub becomes research so wrong
e) Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.-forget it

How can 'remains' and 'consistently' be redundant.

Redundant means, if one of the words is removed the other should be able to stand on it's own

if you remove 'remains', how can 'consistantly' stand on its own?

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18 Jul 2009, 11:36
hasham222 wrote:
Maulikgmat wrote:
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

a) Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.-Consistently and remains so redundant
b) Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.-Consistently and remains so redundant
c) Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.-the first part has to talk about platinum so it has to be demand in research(for platinum-implied)
d) Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.-demand for research sub becomes research so wrong
e) Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.-forget it

How can 'remains' and 'consistently' be redundant.

Redundant means, if one of the words is removed the other should be able to stand on it's own

if you remove 'remains', how can 'consistantly' stand on its own?

I agree, but consistently is an adverb and should modify the verb not noun "expensive" ==> It should be "consistently remains".
Opinion welcome !!

Agree with C
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20 Jul 2009, 11:21
D) Because of decreased availability and [strike]increased[/strike] demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold -- does using greater in place of increased here make D correct option?

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17 Apr 2015, 13:37
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Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

a) Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
b) Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
c) Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
d) Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
e) Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.

chose C
Demand in scientific research

b,e -like that of gold; that of what?
demand for - awkward

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18 Apr 2015, 07:41
What is the OE?

I believe it should be demand for research and not demand in research. So, eliminated Options C and E.

Greater is usually used when we can count. For example, The area of New York is greater than......Here, since we cannot actually count the demand, it should be increased instead of greater. So, Option A is eliminated.

Option B incorrectly compares using 'that'. So, Option D should be the answer.
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18 Apr 2015, 23:00
C is the best answer but a very weird sentence. Is this an official question?

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