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# Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific

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31 May 2010, 10:29
Option 3.

1.Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
2.Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
3.Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold. - Correct
4.Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
5.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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25 Oct 2010, 05:24
@IEsailor ....I was just about to say that. Indeed, demand for changes the meaning.

So it is C.
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25 Oct 2010, 07:01
The words "less" and "greater" are not suitable in this context. We have to denote the change in demand and availability with the words "increase" and "decrease" which are more appropriate in this context. Increase and decrease represent change over time which is exactly what's happening here.
Second error to look for is the use of wrong preposition. Instead of "...for scientific research..." the correct preposition is "...in scientific research...."

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25 Oct 2010, 07:46
appreciate the clarification in demand for/demand in
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25 Oct 2010, 23:04
demand for is related to something material like his demand for a box of chocklates

demand in is related to something where the requirement is like 'demand in job
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26 Oct 2010, 12:38
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IMO, the question is not just about idiom or sound but more of meaning
or context.

"demand for Y" is correct much as is "demand in Y"

Platinium is increasingly used in scientific reasearch, and its availability is reducing.
Also, because price is usually proportional to supply (or availability, in this case), the cost of Platinum remains high.

Demand FOR Platinum (IN scientific research) is increasing, its availability is shrinking; the price, as a consequence remains high (just like gold)

The increasing demand is NOT for "scientific research." Rather, there is an increasing
demand FOR platinum IN scientific research.

This is what option (C) says, and we would agree that (D) changes meaning.

Please correct me where I am wrong.

I can always eliminate it to the last 2 but I always get it wrong. Thanks for the clarification.
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17 Jul 2011, 09:46
Eliminate B and E as they have "like that of gold". You are doing a simple comparison between the two. Hence "that of" is unnecessary.

Among A, C and D eliminate A and D because they use "demand FOR". This is incorrect because that would imply that scientific research is in demand, not platinum itself.

Hence C remains.
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27 Oct 2011, 11:41
D ---- guess i was wrong though great question!
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19 Dec 2011, 01:36
it is C....because demand for refer to the scientific research itself.
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29 Oct 2012, 10:43
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

-remains consistently is awkward A, B & E out
-platinum is compared to gold so -like is correctly used, (suppose the cost is compared than it would have been correct to use "that of" - B & E OUT

(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.

in scientific research is the correct form - correct

(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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11 Jan 2013, 10:30
Can someone explain what's wrong with A
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11 Jan 2013, 12:40
Emaco wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with A

In choice(A), "less availability and greater demand" are not parallel.

Choice(C) with "decreased availability and greater demand" is correct
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20 Apr 2013, 09:14

However, I am having concerns with "decreased availability". It sounds as if "someone" is reducing the availability of Platinum, while we want the sentence to mean that Platinum's availability is "low". Also, I was not sure why less was wrong. As far as I know, less can be used as both adjective and a comparative.
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25 Oct 2013, 09:31
C for me,
Its not the demand for Scientific research but demand for Platinum in Scientific research
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09 Nov 2013, 01:51
hogann 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.
(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.

Because of Parallelism( decreased availability and increased demand) A, B, E are Eliminated.
Between C and D "demand in" is appropriate.
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30 Dec 2013, 17:46
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will go with option C

demand FOR scientific research means that scientific research itself is what's desired which is incorrect in this context, we are talking about the demand for platinum in scientific research.
Correct. Though it is an idiomatic usage not to be used much on GMAT now a days, I think it will be useful to share..
In any case, it boils down to understanding the idiomatic usage:
demand FOR X means that X itself is what's desired,
whereas
demand IN X means that something else is demanded to satisfy the interests of field/endeavor X

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31 Dec 2013, 10:03
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The original sentence contains several errors. First, "less availability" is incorrect when not used in a direct comparison: it begs the question "Less than what?" "Decreased availability" would be better here. Second, "greater demand" also begs the question "greater than what?" "Increased demand" would be better. Third, "Demand for scientific research" implies that the research is in demand, when in fact it is the platinum. "Demand in scientific research" would be better. Fourth, "remains consistently expensive" is redundant. "Remains expesnive" would be enough to convey the idea.

The OA is C. Here is the explanation they have given:

The original sentence contains several errors. First, "less availability" is incorrect when not used in a direct comparison: it begs the question "Less than what?" "Decreased availability" would be better here. Second, "greater demand" also begs the question "greater than what?" "Increased demand" would be better. Third, "Demand for scientific research" implies that the research is in demand, when in fact it is the platinum. "Demand in scientific research" would be better. Fourth, "remains consistently expensive" is redundant. "Remains expesnive" would be enough to convey the idea.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice is incorrect because while it replaces the "greater demand" with "increased demand," it leaves "less availability." "Demand for scientific research" should be changed to "demand in." The redundancy of "consistently" remains, and a illogical comparison is drawn between platinum and "that of gold." It is unclear what the "that" refers to.

(C) CORRECT. This choice replaces "less availability" with "decreased availability" and "greater demand" with "increased demand." The word "consistently" is removed, and "demand for" is changed to "demand in."

(D) This choice incorrectly keeps "Demand for scientific research," which should be changed to "demand in scientific research"

(E) This choice is incorrect because, while it replaces the "less availability" with "decreased availability," it leaves "greater demand." "Remains at a consistently high price" is redundant. It is also more concise to compare the platinum to the gold, rather than the high price (of platinum) to "that of the gold" as is attempted in E.

Please put the OA in the original post

Thanks

Back to the question, I do not like it at all.

generally speaking the gmat makes a construction of 4 parts where 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 ar prallell in somehow and the others are dependent or not in agreement.

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I am afraid something is out of sync with logic in this topic. Let us decide clearly whether the expensiveness of Platinum is an eternal factor or a temporary phenomenaon. .The word consistently seems to indicate that this is an eternal factor rather than a short-term spurt. Therefore, I would tick ‘consistently’ in rather than out.
However, when we call something as a decreased availability, we mean to say that the availably was greater earlier and at this point it has rather decreased from those levels. This is what is out of sync with the professed theme that platinum is generally less available meaning sparsely available.
Of course, one can understand the increased demand in research.

In gist, I would say that platinum has ever been less available and hence less availability suits the context better than decresed availability. Well after dropping choices 2 and 5 for their improper use of that, there is still a problem to find a choice that combines ‘less availability’, ‘demand in’, and consistently expensive.

This is IMO.
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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.

There is greater demand for Platinum and not for Scientific research. C correctly convey the intended meaning.
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