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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

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.
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option c seems correct.

still i am bit skeptic about it.
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option c seems correct.

still i am bit skeptic about it.




I also think it is C, because 'increased demand in science' makes more sense than 'demand for'
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availability has to be decreased and demand increased.
with this in mind C and D matches.
but demand for scientific research is unidiomatic.
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

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.


+1 for C-Conveys the correct meaning
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Will go for c too.But is "greater demand" in A incorrect?
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Will go for c too.But is "greater demand" in A incorrect?



Difficult to say, but I think it is not the best to use comparative without any comparison. What are we comparing it with?
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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.
'lesser' would have been parallel to 'greater'..'demand in research ' is better than demand for research' and 'consistently' is not required with 'remains', so incorrect

B. Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
'lesser' would have been parallel to 'greater'..'demand in research ' is better than demand for research'... wrong comparison 'that of' and 'consistently' is not required with 'remains', so incorrect

C. Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
correct.. decreased parallel to increased.. demand in research correct and consistently removed

D. Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
demand for research is wrong...

E. Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.
almost same problem as B..

ans C..
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Demand in is preferred to demand for in such a usage. Like there is a lot of
demand of IT professionals in the BPO industry, not FOR.
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 expensive"
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.
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I went with (D) and was obviously wrong. Now I still decided to share my opinion here as I think "demand for" in this case just alters the meaning (while it's not generally unidiomatic).

Now "demand for" in "Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum" implies that platinum is equally expensive as before, because there is an increasing tendency for scientific research. While it is implied that platinum is used in research, clearly the focus here is on the increased demand for research on the market in general.

"demand in" in "Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum" has a slightly different nuance, namely that there has been a clear increase in the demand of platinum IN scientific research, which undoubtedly is the much more logical explanation of an appreciation of platinum and its price. I think this (more than "demand for" being unidiomatic explains why we should prefer (C) over (D). Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

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. 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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