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For businesses in the technology sector, a lower percentage of operating budgets is lost through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry.

(A) For businesses in the technology sector, a lower percentage of operating budgets is lost through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry

(B) For businesses in the technology sector, a less percentage of the operating budget is lost through waste and inefficiency than businesses in the advertising industry through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns

(C) Businesses in the technology sector lose a smaller percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than businesses in the advertising industry do through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns

(D) Businesses in the technology sector lose a lower percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry

(E) Businesses in the technology sector lose a smaller percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than is lost by businesses in the advertising industry through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns



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tarek99 wrote:
For businesses in the technology sector, a lower percentage of operating budgets is lost through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry.

(A) For businesses in the technology sector, a lower percentage of operating budgets is lost through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry

(B) For businesses in the technology sector, a less percentage of the operating budget is lost through waste and inefficiency than businesses in the advertising industry through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns

(C) Businesses in the technology sector lose a smaller percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than businesses in the advertising industry do through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns

(D) Businesses in the technology sector lose a lower percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry

(E) Businesses in the technology sector lose a smaller percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than is lost by businesses in the advertising industry through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns



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IMO C

Tough between A & C.

But I chose C. C has perfect parallelism. A also has parallelism but placement of "businesses in the advertising industry" in the last alters the order of first part.

Also C has active voice while A has passive.

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tarek99 wrote:
For businesses in the technology sector, a lower percentage of operating budgets is lost through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry.

(A) For businesses in the technology sector, a lower percentage of operating budgets is lost through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry

(B) For businesses in the technology sector, a less percentage of the operating budget is lost through waste and inefficiency than businesses in the advertising industry through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns

(C) Businesses in the technology sector lose a smaller percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than businesses in the advertising industry do through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns

(D) Businesses in the technology sector lose a lower percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than is lost through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns by businesses in the advertising industry

(E) Businesses in the technology sector lose a smaller percentage of operating budgets through waste and inefficiency than is lost by businesses in the advertising industry through ineffective and ill-timed marketing campaigns



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We dont need a modifier to start this sentence. A & B are wrong

Among C D E, C is parallel and uses active voice through out.

Between smaller and lower, smaller wins because the countable % of budgets is smaller/greater than another countable % of budgets not lower/higher

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