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“As and as” is not redundancy

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“As and as” is not redundancy


Yes, I had chosen option 'B' and after careful evaluation, I am convinced that option E is better.

However, still wonder if the question is of GMAT quality
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B is the correct answer. The source is Manhattan and B is mentioned as correct option.

E changes the meaning: Housboat is classified as "a recreational watercraft" not as "with a full head with both shower and toilet".

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For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.


Madina02, Can you please specify the source of this question...?
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For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.


Madina02, Can you please specify the source of this question...?



The source is Manhattan. I just solved it today in Manhattan and the correct answer is B.
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plz give explanation f this answer
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manyaaggarwal wrote:
plz give explanation f this answer



I mentioned it above. Please check it out, let me know if I understand not correctly.
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Abhi077 BillyZ generis Hi experts can you explain in this question why B is preferred to E, I'm not sure why is "that" required here?
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Correct:B

For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.

A. as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft
Idiom 'Define X as Y' is correct, X and Y should be parallel but here 'house boat as having ..' is not parallel
-'having X and classified as y' is not parallel.'


B. as one that is classified as a recreational watercraft and that has a full head with both shower and toilet.
Correct
-'that is classified.. and that has a ..' is parallel.'

C. to be one which is classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.
'define X to be Y' -incorrect idiom

D. to have a full head with both shower and toilet and being classified as a recreational watercraft.
'define X to have Y' - incorrect idiom
'have X and being y' not parallel

E. as one classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.
'Define houseboat as one classified as y..' -houseboat not parallel with 'one classified as y'. 'one that classified as' is correct structure


could you please explain option B
aren't "One and that"
redundant in option B??

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NirupaD wrote:
Correct:B

For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.

A. as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft
Idiom 'Define X as Y' is correct, X and Y should be parallel but here 'house boat as having ..' is not parallel
-'having X and classified as y' is not parallel.'


B. as one that is classified as a recreational watercraft and that has a full head with both shower and toilet.
Correct
-'that is classified.. and that has a ..' is parallel.'

C. to be one which is classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.
'define X to be Y' -incorrect idiom

D. to have a full head with both shower and toilet and being classified as a recreational watercraft.
'define X to have Y' - incorrect idiom
'have X and being y' not parallel

E. as one classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.
'Define houseboat as one classified as y..' -houseboat not parallel with 'one classified as y'. 'one that classified as' is correct structure


could you please explain option B
aren't "One and that"
redundant in option B??


For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat

B. as one that is classified as a recreational watercraft and that has a full head with both shower and toilet.
we are defining house boat as one [single thing] and 'that' modifies noun 'one' thing aka houseboat.
a) recreational watercraft
b) and has a full head with both shower and toilet
one makes the parallelism correct [define noun1 as noun2] and 'that' is required to describes house boats. so no redundancy.
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B is the correct answer. The source is Manhattan and B is mentioned as correct option.

E changes the meaning: Housboat is classified as "a recreational watercraft" not as "with a full head with both shower and toilet".

Kuddos, if it helps. :)



It didn't make sense. Would love to see some elaboration

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For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.

A. as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.
B. as one that is classified as a recreational watercraft and that has a full head with both shower and toilet.
C. to be one which is classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.
D. to have a full head with both shower and toilet and being classified as a recreational watercraft.
E. as one classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.


Can someone please explain why the answer cannot be E?
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madina02 wrote:
For income tax purposes, the IRS defines a house boat as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.

A. as having a full head with both shower and toilet and classified as a recreational watercraft.
B. as one that is classified as a recreational watercraft and that has a full head with both shower and toilet.
C. to be one which is classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.
D. to have a full head with both shower and toilet and being classified as a recreational watercraft.
E. as one classified as a recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet.


Can someone please explain why the answer cannot be E?
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Hello KEADM,

We hope this finds you well.

To answer your query, Option E produces a somewhat ambiguous meaning because of the phrase "with a full head with both shower and toilet"; the construction of this phrase incorrectly implies that the IRS defines a house boat as a boat whose classification is "recreational watercraft with a full head with both shower and toilet"; the intended meaning is that the IRS defines a house boat as a boat that fulfills two separate requirements - it is classified "recreational watercraft" and also has a full head with both shower and toilet.

We hope this helps.
All the best!
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