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18 Sep 2015, 02:56
Hi,

Thanks for teaching so much in a single question.

I went through Thursdays with Ron and now I am confused again.

In B) you mention: "The seat of chair A is more worn than it was last week.".

Can we say "The seat of chair A is more worn [now] than last week." or ""The seat of chair A is more worn [now] than it was worn last week." are more GMAT like constructions. I guess I missed the point somewhere.

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There are all sorts of good tips to take from this one!

Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
Note: In comparisons, if you want to compare one thing another use "that," and if you want to compare something to itself, use "it": For example: "The seat of chair A is more worn than that of chair B." v.s. "The seat of chair A is more worn than it was last week."
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
"that which" IS ALWAYS INCORRECT ON THE SC!! (Find more tips like these at gmaxonline
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
Phrase of parallelism: From A to B. Notice that A, here, is "what..." and B is "1950"
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
See B

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Can we say "The seat of chair A is more worn [now] than last week."

Hi Rohit, we cannot say:

The seat of chair A is more worn than last week.

The point really is that RHS of the comparison trigger (in this case than) has last week (an indicator of time), while the LHS does not have any explicit indicator of time. Hence, the comparison is not between similar things here.

A similar incorrect sentence from GMATPrep:

To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

In fact, in Sentence Correction Nirvana, I would suggest you to go through the comparisons chapter thoroughly, where we have covered the entire Comparison Operator Decision Tree. Specifically, towards the bottom of Page 187, we discuss in detail why the following sentence (based upon the GMATPrep question above) is incorrect:

To develop artificial intelligence in robots, researchers would have to know a great deal more than now about highly efficient problem solving algorithms.

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or "The seat of chair A is more worn than it was worn last week." are more GMAT like constructions. I guess I missed the point somewhere.

This one is correct, because we now are comparing clauses on either side of the comparison operator than.
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20 Sep 2015, 19:57
(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began. 'from when agriculture began' is misplaced modifier. Here it seems to be defining 10,000 years
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture 'that which' is incorrect usage
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began exceeds what it 'had' been is correct
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture the growth did not do anything, this is a case of incorrect pronoun of It.
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16 Dec 2015, 06:15
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Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

would appreciate the explanations for wrong answer choices

pqhai has mentioned a great approach to solving the question. However, there are other ways to solve this one too!

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began - redundant
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture - bad construction
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began - redundant
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture - this sentence just doesnt want to end.

A by POE.
Out of curiosity, does anyone feel that there should be a comma after Between 1990 and 2000? if no, why?

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08 Jan 2016, 07:17
Both the factors under comparison relate to something in the past. There is no place for a present tense verb ‘exceeds’ in this question. Let us dump C and D.
In E, the growth is said to do something for some 10000 years. The growth is not a factor that can do something. It can be what it is, but not be the doer of something
Left with A and B:
B: --- more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began --- 'When' refers to a specific point of time. Can we attribute ‘when’ to a particular time during the 10000 years? Secondly, symmetrical parallelism is a big casualty in this choice.

So, A because of good parallelism and for avoiding the dubious 'when'
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08 Jan 2016, 18:12
EducationAisle wrote:
rohitmanglik wrote:
Can we say "The seat of chair A is more worn [now] than last week."

Hi Rohit, we cannot say:

The seat of chair A is more worn than last week.

The point really is that RHS of the comparison trigger (in this case than) has last week (an indicator of time), while the LHS does not have any explicit indicator of time. Hence, the comparison is not between similar things here.

A similar incorrect sentence from GMATPrep:

To develop more accurate population forecasts, demographers have to know a great deal more than now about the social and economic determinants of fertility.

In fact, in Sentence Correction Nirvana, I would suggest you to go through the comparisons chapter thoroughly, where we have covered the entire Comparison Operator Decision Tree. Specifically, towards the bottom of Page 187, we discuss in detail why the following sentence (based upon the GMATPrep question above) is incorrect:

To develop artificial intelligence in robots, researchers would have to know a great deal more than now about highly efficient problem solving algorithms.

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or "The seat of chair A is more worn than it was worn last week." are more GMAT like constructions. I guess I missed the point somewhere.

This one is correct, because we now are comparing clauses on either side of the comparison operator than.

Do you even need the "than now" in that sentence. Can't you just remove it entirely?

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08 Jan 2016, 19:44
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Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

B - from when agriculture began to 1950 - wrong. than that during 10,000 years wrong.
C- that which - wrong
D- it has been - it is not an ongoing growth - wrong
E- what it did - wrong. 'Growth' did not do anything.

A correct.

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30 Apr 2016, 01:15
(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture - A bit confusing I agree. But there is no evident error "It" clearly refers back to global economy. So lets go through other choices before striking this off.
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began - "That cannot refer back to global economy. Pronoun error. "X more than Y" comparison structure is wrong here. Incorrect
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture -the use of "that which" is totally incorrect.
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began >>> Wrong - "It" has no clear reference. "It" can be global economy or growth
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture >>> Wrong - "It" has no clear reference. "It" can be global economy or growth

So better choice of all is Choice "A"

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gamjatang wrote:
Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

The sentence is in past tense, and hence we will retain the time period. C and D are out (because 'exceeds' is present)

It is unclear that -'what it did for' refers to what in option E.

Correct idiom is 'from X to Y'. In choice B 'from when' if not parallel to 'to 1950'

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it (refers to global economy) did ( refers to 'grew' and maintains the past tense) during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
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gamjatang wrote:
Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that[was] during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
that which are two subj, referring to one Noun, so u use either that or which ,

had been is wrong tense, event has happened n it is over.
Had been can be used, when event has completed, but still holds true in present time.

(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
wrong tense present perfect tense .... it should be simple past.

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(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

not sure what, did refers to over here..
no contrast, missing than

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pqhai wrote:
First of all, I think MEANING is the key to solve this question.
Only the economy can grow more than it did in the past. The growth cannot exceed the growth during 10,000 years before. It makes no sense. I eliminated B, C, D, E right away.
A is the best.

Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began >>> Wrong - change meaning.
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture >>> Wrong - change meaning and the use of "that which" is totally incorrect.
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began >>> Wrong - change meaning.
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture >>> Wrong - change meaning.

Hope it helps.

In option A, shouldn't we have " it had (past perfect)" instead of "it did (simple past)". After all, this growth happened earlier on the time line

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Thank you for the valuable details....

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gamjatang wrote:
Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture wrong time
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

D, E - wrong comparison

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23 Sep 2016, 04:22
This one was a tough nut...

thanks

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ratinarace wrote:
Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

would appreciate the explanations for wrong answer choices

First of all, there is 3-2 split for "from the beginning of agriculture" Vs "from when agriculture began"
So, I'd prefer "from the beginning of agriculture" because "agriculture began" is incorrect i.e unidiomatic and doesn't make sense.
We are left with A, C and E

Second, C is incorrect : "exceeds" uses simple present wrongly to refer to an action occured in the past

Finally, E is incorrect because of "it did" ; did what ?!

A is correct "it did" can be replaced by "the global economy grew" and that would makes sense.

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I do not like A at all but is the best pof the bill.
whenever see similar choices use common sense.

Is the best way to spot the right sentence
and it is the key to solve form this type of problem.

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Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

A is correct

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28 May 2017, 07:46
(B) ...the growth of the global economy... is wordy
(C) ...exceeds that which... awkward
(D) parallelism error. "what" is compared to the year.
(E) ..exceeded what it did... is wrong

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Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

(A) Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(B) Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(C) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture
(D) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began
(E) The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture

the growth CAN NOT be more or exceed anything; instead, the growth RATE can
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Can someone suggest why the "past perfect" is not needed here?

Shouldn't the statement be:

Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it had done during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

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Hi mikemcgarry,

Happy thanksgiving.

A quick question regarding B. I understand the issue you mentioned with grow and growth [i. e. VERB vs NOUN issue]; I discarded B and opted for A for another reason, and that is - "from when" in B

Is "from when" a correct structure to refer to a time period?

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mikemcgarry wrote:
Dhairya275 wrote:
Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

1. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.
2. Between 1990 and 2000 the growth of the global economy was more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began.
3. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which had been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.
4. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began.
5. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture.

No Clue !! Help

I'm happy to help with this.

First of all, one big hint in this problem --- the word "grow" appears as a verb only in (A), and appears as the noun "growth" in the other four answers. That's not definitive, in and of itself, but it's a HUGE hint. The GMAT loves this kind of split, the same root word as noun/verb/adjective ---- over 95% of the time, the verb form will be correct. The reason is --- putting action as a verb tends to make the sentence more concise, more direct, and more powerful. Putting the action in noun or adjective form almost always makes things more indirect and wordy. See:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/active-verbs-on-the-gmat/

Version (A) is perfectly correct grammatically, as well as direct & clear & powerful.

(B) is wordy, flabby, indirect.
(C) & (D) have the illogical present tense. The period 1950-2000 was a lovely time, but it ended 13 years ago, so using a present tense for this is incorrect.
(E) is also wordy & flabby, and I don't think the phrase "exceeded what it did" makes any sense at all. Does a world economy "do" its size, or do we say it simply "is" a size? The world economy is \$XXX hundred billion. It would be totally illogical to use "does" instead of "is".

That's why (A) is the best. Does this make sense?
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