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Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another

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Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another century, but financially strained townships point out that dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads.

(A) dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads
(B) dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved roads do
(C) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as paved roads do
(D) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as it does for paved roads
(E) to maintain dirt roads costs twice as much as for paved roads

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i had it narrowed down to B or D.. and chose D as it puts maintaining clearly for both cases...however B also seems right.
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Have a look at 1000-sc-dirt-roads-79236.html

Same questions is discussed on the above link and it would be nice if you comment on above link.
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New post 31 Jan 2017, 15:24
BalakumaranP wrote:
Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another century, but financially strained townships point out that dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads.

(A) dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads
(B) dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved roads do
(C) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as paved roads do
(D) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as it does for paved roads
(E) to maintain dirt roads costs twice as much as for paved roads

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Why is D wrong?


formatted the question, moved the "doubt" in the spoiler, not to spoil the question for others...

my approach...
we compare maintenance of dirt roads with that of paved roads.
A compares dirt roads with maintaining paved roads - out
B looks good - verb parallel to verb
C maintaining dirt roads compared with how much cost paved roads - nope
D it - what does it? + FOR - nope.
E comparison FOR - nope.
Re: Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another   [#permalink] 31 Jan 2017, 15:24
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