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# Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service

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224.Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

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02 Feb 2009, 23:41
Thanks, but the explaination is more prefered!
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02 Feb 2009, 23:52
Agree with the above explanation. E for me

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03 Feb 2009, 05:45
sondenso wrote:
224.Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

Can someone explain what's wrong with B
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03 Feb 2009, 06:15
gurpreet07 wrote:
sondenso wrote:
224.Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

Can someone explain what's wrong with B

neither X nor Y
X||Y
but here "to lower.." is not parallel to " a more unequal distribution..."
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03 Feb 2009, 20:57
x2suresh wrote:
gurpreet07 wrote:
sondenso wrote:
224.Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

Can someone explain what's wrong with B

neither X nor Y
X||Y
but here "to lower.." is not parallel to " a more unequal distribution..."

so u mean to say that "a" has made a difference therefore the parallelisim gets voided.
If it was 'to' instead of 'a' , then the sentence would be parallel
Am I right...........
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03 Feb 2009, 21:05
sondenso wrote:
224.Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

E: Agree with E for proper idiom: not x nor y.
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04 Feb 2009, 11:19
yes E for reasons already mentioned
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04 Feb 2009, 12:49
May be I am quick , but is there a typo error in E?

(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it [ => it is ]
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04 Feb 2009, 14:51
I actually only though that it was neither x nor

Didn't know that it was also not x nor y...

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sondenso wrote:
224.Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.

(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it

E: Agree with E for proper idiom: not x nor y.
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05 Feb 2009, 06:58
OA is E, many thanks guys!

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