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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 cost 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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New post 21 Mar 2007, 20:14
The question test proper comparison..

The meaning has to be "maintaining" Vs "maintaining"

Would go with B.
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New post 21 Mar 2007, 21:08
I'm tempted to go with D.

"as paved roads do" makes it seem like paved roads is a subject and it's doing something...(verb, an action)
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AimHigher wrote:
B it is

In D 'it' does not have clear referent


Hmm...I thought "it" referred to "maintaining". :oops:

rotten sc? :)
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New post 22 Mar 2007, 06:15
try replacing it with maintaining and read the sentence :-D
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