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Energized by its new coaching staff, the team already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though several games still remain to be played this year.

A)already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

B)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even if

C)already won twice as many games this year as it did last year, even if

D)has already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

E)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though
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Energized by its new coaching staff, the team already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though several games still remain to be played this year.

A)already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though
B)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even if
C)already won twice as many games this year as it did last year, even if
D)has already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though
E)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though

Imo E
The act of winning is still going on so we use present perfect tense .
Now we are comparing games won last to games won this year so we have set up correct comparison.

the part of the sentence "won twice as many games this year as they did last year"
We can keep the highlighted part in the sentence fully or we can drop it altogether as in E

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Energized by its new coaching staff, the team already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though several games still remain to be played this year.

A)already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though
I believe DID is a typo here.
Even if DID is present, Main sentence is a Fragment rather than a Independent clause. Incorrect

B)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even if
Use of EVEN IF creates a conditional sentence that is not at all required. Incorrect

C)already won twice as many games this year as it did last year, even if
Use of EVEN IF creates a conditional sentence that is not at all required. Main sentence is a Fragment rather than a Independent clause. Incorrect

D)has already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though
Correct comparison between the no of games won this year and no of games won last year. Correct

E)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though
Incorrect comparison between the no of games won this year and last year. Incorrect
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I think option D should not have the "did". Please verify the posted question with the original text.

may i know why DID is wrong ACCORDING TO YOU.

i have verified....question is correct.

This cant be correct... The team has won as many games his year as did last year... means the team and last year won similar number of games?
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Energized by its new coaching staff, the team already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though several games still remain to be played this year.

A)already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

B)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even if

C)already won twice as many games this year as it did last year, even if

D)has already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

E)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though

Hi,
I searched for this question after giving a test on Manhattan - and according to them, the OA is E) and not D).
Can anyone help clarify why is D) wrong and why is E) correct?

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I searched the internet and found that the correct answer is E
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 24229.html

[edit**] (D) has already won twice as many games this year as [the team] did(won) last year, even though

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The subject "it" is missing from the second parallel element: .." as it did last year". Omitting the subject, but not the verb is awkward. Either keep both, or omit both. (Omitting both is preferred, if the meaning is not obscured.)

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Can somebody please post the OE to this?

Was stuck between D & E and finally chose D.

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E cannot be an answer. Two clauses should be parallel, so "did" is necessary

D

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I think option D should not have the "did". Please verify the posted question with the original text.

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I think option D should not have the "did". Please verify the posted question with the original text.

may i know why DID is wrong ACCORDING TO YOU.

i have verified....question is correct.
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14 Jul 2013, 02:12
D) doesn't sound correct , although none of the other options seems correct.

D) almost compares "the team almost won twice" with "the last year won the games"(makes no sense) . It should ideally be "team has already won twice as many games this year as it(team) did last year".

Experts please comment on this one.

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Hi daagh,

Can you please confirm on this...

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15 Oct 2013, 05:13
From the given sentence, The action (wining games) started in past and continued in present. hence we require present perfect tense instead of past tense. so A C and E ore out. between B and D, B is wrong because of illogical comparison.
Option D must be the correct answer.
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Energized by its new coaching staff, the team already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though several games still remain to be played this year.

A)already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

B)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even if

C)already won twice as many games this year as it did last year, even if

D)has already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

E)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though

underlined portion doesnot match choice A

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Hi experts,
I searched the internet and found that the correct answer is E
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 24229.html

[edit**] (D) has already won twice as many games this year as [the team] did(won) last year, even though

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Energized by its new coaching staff, the team already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though several games still remain to be played this year.

A)already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though

B)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even if

C)already won twice as many games this year as it did last year, even if

D)has already won twice as many games this year as did last year, even though
=> who has won?
The team

The team has won as many games this year as last year.

When we write-

The team has won as many games this year as [color=#0000ff]DID last year[/color].

Sounds like-

The team has won as many games this year as last year DID.

Last year did not win any games. It was the team which won games in last year.

So it changes the meaning and hence, Wrong.

E)has already won twice as many games this year as last year, even though

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sleepynut wrote:
Hi experts,
I searched the internet and found that the correct answer is E
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 24229.html

[edit**] (D) has already won twice as many games this year as [the team] did(won) last year, even though

Thanks

The subject "it" is missing from the second parallel element: .." as it did last year". Omitting the subject, but not the verb is awkward. Either keep both, or omit both. (Omitting both is preferred, if the meaning is not obscured.)

Hi sayantanc2k,
I have further question.IMO,if we are about to omit something,that thing should present before in the sentence.
Here if we omit both noun and verb,the sentence will read :

(D) has already won twice as many games this year as [the team has already won] last year, even though
"has already won last year" doesn't make any sense...

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