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Because of rising corn prices, investment in ethanol as an alternative energy is so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

A) so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

B) so risky, and for some investors even riskier than, investment in hydrogen fuel cells

C) as risky, and for some investors even riskier than, hydrogen fuel cells

D) as risky as, and for some investors even riskier than, investment in hydrogen fuel cells

E) as risky as, and for some investors even riskier than, hydrogen fuel cells

I chosen 'B' because of below reason
investment in ethanol AS...........SO....investment in hydrogen fuel cells

whats wrong in above construction ? :?

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Originally posted by Aristocrat on 18 Aug 2012, 03:10.
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grammatical construction is as important as the logical construction , here the investment is under the scope of comparison ;

investment in X is riskier than Investment in Y
NOT
investment in X is riskier than Y

so (D) has this clarity in comparison with correct logical construction and intended meaning.
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Even 'B' uses same construction
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The critical difference between B and D is the use of proper idiom, as risky as; as per grammar, comparison started with as should be completed with as. So B loses out to D
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Aristocrat wrote:
Because of rising corn prices, investment in ethanol as an alternative energy is so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

I chosen 'B' because of below reason
investment in ethanol AS...........SO....investment in hydrogen fuel cells

whats wrong in above construction ? :?


The "as" in "ethanol as an alternative energy" is used to describe ethanol. It is not part of the "as...so..." construction.

btw, will this type of questions be on the GMAT? Since they have supposedly tone down on questions on idioms?
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Aristocrat wrote:
Because of rising corn prices, investment in ethanol as an alternative energy is so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

I chosen 'B' because of below reason
investment in ethanol AS...........SO....investment in hydrogen fuel cells

whats wrong in above construction ? :?


The "as" in "ethanol as an alternative energy" is used to describe ethanol. It is not part of the "as...so..." construction.

btw, will this type of questions be on the GMAT? Since they have supposedly tone down on questions on idioms?



Because of rising corn prices, investment in ethanol as an alternative energy is so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

Remove the clutter to get to the core , Thus the reduced stem : Investment in ethanol is so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

Scanning choices B n D : remove the middle portion & reread

B) Investment in ethanol is so risky, Investment in hydrogen fuel cells ( Does this make sense ?)

D) Iinvestment in ethanol is as risky as Investment in hydrogen fuel cells ( Perfect : Investment in X is .......AS RISKY AS........ Investment in Y )

thus D scores over B

Leading to D , my take
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Thanks guys got rite now..
I need to reduce to stem to get clear idea
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Because of rising corn prices, investment in ethanol as an alternative energy is so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be

A) so risky, and for some investors even riskier than what hydrogen fuel cells are predicted to be--no logical meaning

B) so risky, and for some investors even riskier than, investment in hydrogen fuel cells--should be "as risky as"

C) as risky, and for some investors even riskier than, hydrogen fuel cells---distorts the meaning and no proper idiom

D) as risky as, and for some investors even riskier than, investment in hydrogen fuel cells--correct

E) as risky as, and for some investors even riskier than, hydrogen fuel cells--distorts the meaning
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