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# Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies

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Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, higher than in the most developed countries of the world that year.

A) higher than in
B) higher than that of
C) and higher than that of
D) which is higher than in
E) which is higher than it is in

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04 Apr 2018, 03:30
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Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, higher than in the most developed countries of the world that year.

A) higher than in
B) higher than that of
C) and higher than that of
D) which is higher than in
E) which is higher than it is in

A) higher than in (comparing growth rate with the most developed countries)
B) higher than that of (comparing growth rate with the growth rate of the most developed countries --> correct)
C) and higher than that of (no parallelism tested; Brazil showed........., and higher?)
D) which is higher than in (which refers to year, not growth rate)
E) which is higher than it is in(which refers to year, not growth rate)
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04 Apr 2018, 07:10
ashwink wrote:

Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, higher than in the most developed countries of the world that year.

A) higher than in
B) higher than that of
C) and higher than that of
D) which is higher than in
E) which is higher than it is in

Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, higher than that of (growth rate of) the most developed countries of the world that year.

Must be (B) for correct comparison...
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05 Apr 2018, 03:59
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what is wrong with option E

"which is higher than it is in"

Which can refer to GDP growth in above sentence and it can also refer to GDP growth as its antecedent.
Would someone pls explain out here.

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05 Apr 2018, 04:50
abhik1502 wrote:
what is wrong with option E

"which is higher than it is in"

Which can refer to GDP growth in above sentence and it can also refer to GDP growth as its antecedent.
Would someone pls explain out here.

Many thanks !

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Hi Abhishek,

E) Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, which is higher than it is in most developed countries of the world that year.

which refers to the closest noun before the comma. So in this case which refers to 'year'.
So you are basically saying that the year is higher than it is in most developed countries.
Does not make any sense, since you want to compare growth rates. D) and E) are incorrect
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05 Apr 2018, 22:22
thanks for the clarification Benejo
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05 Apr 2018, 22:51
What's wrong with option C ?

Why "and" is not required ?

Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year and higher than that of ......
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What's wrong with option C ?

Why "and" is not required ?

Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year and higher than that of ......

Hi teaserbae,

when you read "and" on the GMAT, check for parallelism.
Brazil showed [...], and higher than that of (incorrect; verb and adjective)
eg. Brazil showed [...], and increased (correct; verb and verb)

Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, and higher than that of the most developed countries of the world that year.
"And" is a conjunction that makes the part after the comma an independent clause. But the clause lacks a full subject + verb!
=> (C) is incorrect
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12 Apr 2018, 22:00
ashwink wrote:

Boasting one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil showed a real GDP growth rate of 7% in one year, higher than in the most developed countries of the world that year.

A) higher than in (comparing GDP with countries)

B) higher than that of

C) and higher than that of ("and" is wrong)

D) which is higher than in ("which" is modifying "ONE YEAR")

E) which is higher than it is in ("which" is modifying "ONE YEAR")

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