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Black-and-white movies are as visually impressive than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography.

A. than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
B. as full-color movies as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
C. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography or not
D. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on if the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
E. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
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Black-and-white movies are as visually impressive than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography.

A. than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
B. as full-color movies as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
C. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography or not
D. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on if the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
E. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography


Meaning: B/W movies are as visually impressive as colour movies are and B/W movies create interesting imagery depends mostly on the deep understanding of the director.

Mistake analysis : The structure as... as... creates a comparison. The first as is followed by an adjective or adverb. The second as is followed by a noun, a phrase, or even a whole clause.

So comparison is between B/W and colour movies.

A) This option is out, it has to be as X as Y.

Now options B to E remain.

B) as impressive as full movies are only then the comparison if complete, here after colour movies it is AS. --> Incorrect.
C) Whether is sufficient. Whether or not is not needed.
D) ’Whether’ for ALTERNATIVE and ’IF’ for Condition or Hypothetical situation , so here we are dealing with alternative so WHETHER is correct.
E) correct idiom and correct alternative option.

Option E is correct answer.

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A. than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
incorrect usage of idiom !!

B. as full-color movies as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
Incorrect comparison .
impressive requires an are for the comparison to be correct !!

C. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography or not
Or not is redundant

D. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on if the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
Incorrect usage of if

E. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
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Can someone explain why B is incorrect?
we are comparing BW movies with colour, so I feel the extra 'are' in E is redundant

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ameyaprabhu wrote:
Can someone explain why B is incorrect?
we are comparing BW movies with colour, so I feel the extra 'are' in E is redundant

Hi @ameyaprabhu,

With regards to comparison, we need to compare APPLES to APPLES.

In option B, the comparison is between:

- A clause = B/W movies ARE

AND

- A phrase = full-color movies

So if we plug option B into the sentence, then we compare APPLES to ORANGES. That is NOT grammatically correct. Thats why we do need "ARE" following "full-color movies" to make the comparison between a clause and another clause.

Just my 2 cents :)

Any other thoughts?

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Black-and-white movies are as visually impressive than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography.

A. than full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
B. as full-color movies as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
C. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography or not
D. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on if the director has a deep understanding of cinematography
E. as full-color movies are as creating interesting imagery depends mostly on whether the director has a deep understanding of cinematography


hi GMATNinja ..

agree that E is clear than B ...but IMO B is also correct ..and more concise than E ...
how to chose answer choice in this case

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sobby wrote:

agree that E is clear than B ...but IMO B is also correct ..and more concise than E ...
how to chose answer choice in this case


I'm also feeling some ambiguity on this one. It seems like B is sufficiently parallel to be a legitimate answer...

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Is B sufficiently parallel to be correct? What are the rules of "as... as" comparisons?

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