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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) Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

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

(D) Deglers 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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I think the answer is E.

"Summarizig" looks like a verb but is being used as a noun (a.k.a. Gerund), so uing "merely" with it doesn't make any sense. It would make sense if "summarizing" was the acting Degler did. (Degler was merely summarizing the deposition when I called him.)

In E, "summarize" is the direct object. "Degler does"....Degler does what? He does more than merely summarize...

You can have a verb in the direct object. You just have to use it properly. The verb is "summarize". It is often used in the form of the infinitive "to summarize". "He did summarize, He summarized. You can add -ing to it, but it is no longer a verb. It's a gerund...a [VERB + ING] that is ued as a noun. Once this happens the usage is completely changed and the answer choices with "summarizing" do not use it correctly.

"more than merely" is actually functioning as an adverbial phrase. It describes to what extent Degler does summarize.

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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. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize

people , I need good explanation on this one .
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Good one - Stumbled between A and E

Since “he” in the second part of the sentence refers a person, “Deglers study” is illogical to be the subject. Eliminate B and D

Parallel issue: X more than Y where both X and Y are parallel.


A. Degler does more than merely summarizing [[adverb] merely [modifies participle] summarizing [which in turn modifies another participle] existing [which finally modifies noun] research [ this results in a modifying phrase – so [verb] more than [modifying phrase] are not parallel – eliminate it]

B. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of [ [verb] has done more than [noun]a mere - not parallel – eliminate it]

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize [[verb]does more than [adverb]merely [modifies verb ]summarize – [verb] more than [verb] - parallel – hold it]

Answer: E
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I think the answer is E.

"Summarizig" looks like a verb but is being used as a noun (a.k.a. Gerund), so uing "merely" with it doesn't make any sense. It would make sense if "summarizing" was the acting Degler did. (Degler was merely summarizing the deposition when I called him.)

In E, "summarize" is the direct object. "Degler does"....Degler does what? He does more than merely summarize...

You can have a verb in the direct object. You just have to use it properly. The verb is "summarize". It is often used in the form of the infinitive "to summarize". "He did summarize, He summarized. You can add -ing to it, but it is no longer a verb. It's a gerund...a [VERB + ING] that is ued as a noun. Once this happens the usage is completely changed and the answer choices with "summarizing" do not use it correctly.

"more than merely" is actually functioning as an adverbial phrase. It describes to what extent Degler does summarize.

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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. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize

people , I need good explanation on this one .


Great explanation Jallen..

I was struck between A and E. Now it's clear.


Delger summarzies existing research [ unemphatic ]
Delger does summarize existing research [emphatic ]
Sub + do/does/did ( Aux Verb) + main verb in base form + Object.
When we use auxilary do verb in setence the main verb must be in base form

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Great explanation Jallen!

Also, am I wrong to see parallelism between summarize and construct? This ultimately is what lead me to E. Summarize and construct... seems consistent and clean. The others sound off with reasons already mentioned.
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There is nothing wrong with making sure that two words sound good and clean together, but don't get this confused with the words being parallel. Parallel deals with the structure of the sentence. If you use an infinitive in a series, all verbs should in that form in the series like this:

On his days off, he likes to golf, run, and sail.

Each of those, golf, run & sail are in the same form of conjugated verb. "to run", "to golf", and "to sail". The following form of that sentence is incorrect:

On his days off, he likes to golf, run, and sailing.

Sailing is a gerund and is used as a noun. This could be fixed with either "to go sailing" or back to the same sentence I wrote above.

If GMAT is testing parallelism, watch for verb structure in a series.

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Great explanation Jallen!

Also, am I wrong to see parallelism between summarize and construct? This ultimately is what lead me to E. Summarize and construct... seems consistent and clean. The others sound off with reasons already mentioned.
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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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Question stem post "; " uses pronoun "he" hence making a "person" as a subject and not his "study" thereby throwing Option B and D out.
Option A and D : "summarizing " is not parallel with option the verb "does" , hence answer option E.
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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 :)


THIS is great question and I don know why this happen !!! parallel in 2 independent clause in addition to first clause !!!! we need double parallel ??? could any one explain why
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I agree with E but why we can't use "summarizes"? Just according to the logic: "He does.... summarizes..."
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(E) Degler does (present tense) more than merely summarize (present tense) - this structure is grammatically 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
--> "does" need a verb

(B) Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of
--> summarizing is awkward. can be replaced with the noun form (summarization)

(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of
--> summarizing is awkward. can be replaced with the noun form (summarization)

(D) Deglers study has done more than summarize merely
--> summarize is a verb. its wrongly placed at Object place


(E) Degler does more than merely summarize
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The subject of this sentence is Degler and not Deglers study (missing apostrophe?)

So, we can eliminate Options B and D.

The concept that is under consideration here is parallelism.
The structure that we are looking for is X more than Y – both X and Y should be of the same part of speech/form.

In Options A and C, ‘summarizing’ is not a verb but a gerund. We need a verb that will parallel ‘does’. Eliminate.

Option E has the correct structure and parallelism.

Option E is the best choice.

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I agree with E but why we can't use "summarizes"? Just according to the logic: "He does.... summarizes..."


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"more than merely" is actually functioning as phrase here that describes to what extent Degler does summarize.

When we write does, we are already specifying that it is singular, you do not need another singular verb following it.
He catches a fish
He does catch a fish

Degler summarizes existing research
Degler does summarize existing research
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