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Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.


(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing

(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of

(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely

(E) Degler does more than merely summarize


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A: Degler does more than merely summarizing
(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of
(E) Degler does more than merely summarize

Let us look at the comparison in these choices now.
A: Degler - does is a verb while more than merely summa rizing is a gerund – not parallel
C: Degler---- has done is a verb - and - more than a mere summarizing of – a gerund –not parallel
E: Degler does – a verb and more than merely summarize- another verb – parallel comparison
That is why E wins over A and C
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Though I got this question wrong, I learned new thing.

(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing >> It would have been correct if we compared gerund 'summarizing' with another gerund. For example, Degler does editing more than merely summarizing. In this case 'editing' and 'summarizing' are parallel.

(E) Degler does more than merely summarize >> Though it sounds awkward, grammatically it is correct. here 'does' and 'summarize' are being compared and are parallel.
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Here it is comparison between what Degler does - merely summarize/ more than summarizing, /and summarizing of one hand and constructs (present tense) on the other hand.

(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing…….summarizing and constructs do not go //

(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of ---- summarizing of and constructs do not go well; one is a gerund and the other is a verb

(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of ----- same as B

(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely- comparing a study with he – a person; unparallel

(E) Degler does more than merely summarize ------- Degler tallies with He, does summarize tallies with constructs --- correct

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Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.
(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing
(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of
(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of
(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely
(E) Degler does more than merely summarize

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Please explain why summarize and not summarizing?


I will try answer , but hope some experts can answer this question.

X more than Y, is the correct idioms. X and Y need to be parallel to each other. If we use "summarizing", the sentence will be "Does" vs "Summarizing", this relationship is not parallel, since Summarizing is not a verb in this context.

"Does" vs " summarize" is parallel; Hence, the sentence is correct!
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Here it is comparison between what Degler does - merely summarize/ more than summarizing, /and summarizing of one hand and constructs (present tense) on the other hand.

(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing…….summarizing and constructs do not go //

(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of ---- summarizing of and constructs do not go well; one is a gerund and the other is a verb

(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of ----- same as B

(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely- comparing a study with he – a person; unparallel

(E) Degler does more than merely summarize ------- Degler tallies with He, does summarize tallies with constructs --- correct



The 2 clauses are separated by semicolon ";", should they are paralleled? I dont think GMAT required parallelism in 2 independent clauses? Thanks :)
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Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.

(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing
not parrallel in comparison structure: verb (degler does) with V_ing (summarizing) which could mistakenly assumpt play as noun

(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of
not coherence with overal structure: degler does ... ; he constructs ...
incorrect compare what Degler does with a noun "summarizing"

(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of
same reason in choice B

(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely
incorrect for the same reason in choice B

(E) Degler does more than merely summarize
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OA is E.

Be careful here. The term "more than" isn't really used to compare two things--it's used to indicate a higher degree/intensity of an action verb.

Normally, "summarize" doesn't match with the singular subject "Degler." But in this case, you are not just saying "Degler summarizes"----rather, you are saying "Degler does more than [action verb]..."

So in this case, GMAT is not testing you on Apples Vs Oranges (Framework #2). It's also not testing you on X&Y consistency.

Simply saying "Degler does more than merely (just) summarize XYZ" is fine.

As is "Degler is more than just a giant."

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