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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

(A) Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained

(B) have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining

(C) have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

(D) the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained

(E) the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained
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Is E the OA?Can somebody explain do we really need plural economies?
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+1 for E

Dutch economy is being compared to the 'economies of Britain, France and Germany'.... and the other criteria of comparison is the 'unemployment rate' which has remained well below that of the other three.
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Here we need to make a logical comparison between the Dutch economy and the economies of the other nations listed. Therefore, we can immediately eliminate (A), (B), and (C). As for 'economy' vs. 'economies', 'economy' would suggest that Britain, France, and Germany share the same economy. This is clearly not the case, so the answer is (E).

That noted, the original poster may want to take another look at the end of the answer choices. For instance, (E) and the unemployment rate has remained
compares well with all the three other countires, despite the incorrect spelling of 'countries' is nonsensical. 'Compares' needs to be dropped and 'below' needs to follow 'well.'

Hope that helps resolve any confusion :).
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E for me too. economies is right here as the subject is X,Y and Z and hence plural

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Here we need to make a logical comparison between the Dutch economy and the economies of the other nations listed. Therefore, we can immediately eliminate (A), (B), and (C). As for 'economy' vs. 'economies', 'economy' would suggest that Britain, France, and Germany share the same economy. This is clearly not the case, so the answer is (E).

That noted, the original poster may want to take another look at the end of the answer choices. For instance, (E) and the unemployment rate has remained
compares well with all the three other countires, despite the incorrect spelling of 'countries' is nonsensical. 'Compares' needs to be dropped and 'below' needs to follow 'well.'

Hope that helps resolve any confusion :).



but I heard "the mouth of the tigers" is acceptable. This case is called "distributive"

Pls explain.
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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

A)Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained
B)have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining
C)have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained
D)the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained
E)the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained



E is correct.

A and C are incorrect. Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France and Germany (not their economy).

D is incorrect. The economy of Britain, France, and Germany suggest that these countries have single economy which is compared to Dutch economy.

B is incorrect. It is not parallel. Dutch economy has grown faster and Dutch unemployment rate has remained VS Dutch economy has grown faster and Dutch unemployment rate remaining.

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ChrisLele wrote:
Here we need to make a logical comparison between the Dutch economy and the economies of the other nations listed. Therefore, we can immediately eliminate (A), (B), and (C). As for 'economy' vs. 'economies', 'economy' would suggest that Britain, France, and Germany share the same economy. This is clearly not the case, so the answer is (E).

That noted, the original poster may want to take another look at the end of the answer choices. For instance, (E) and the unemployment rate has remained
compares well with all the three other countires, despite the incorrect spelling of 'countries' is nonsensical. 'Compares' needs to be dropped and 'below' needs to follow 'well.'

Hope that helps resolve any confusion :).


pls, help

in oa E, "rate of three countries" is also illogic.

more over, in E, "and rate" is parallel to the preceding clause, NOT LOGIC

so, D can be better. if we accept D , we accept "the economy of three countries is correct? because "that of" is correct
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thangvietnam wrote:
ChrisLele wrote:
Here we need to make a logical comparison between the Dutch economy and the economies of the other nations listed. Therefore, we can immediately eliminate (A), (B), and (C). As for 'economy' vs. 'economies', 'economy' would suggest that Britain, France, and Germany share the same economy. This is clearly not the case, so the answer is (E).

That noted, the original poster may want to take another look at the end of the answer choices. For instance, (E) and the unemployment rate has remained
compares well with all the three other countires, despite the incorrect spelling of 'countries' is nonsensical. 'Compares' needs to be dropped and 'below' needs to follow 'well.'

Hope that helps resolve any confusion :).


pls, help

in oa E, "rate of three countries" is also illogic.

more over, in E, "and rate" is parallel to the preceding clause, NOT LOGIC

so, D can be better. if we accept D , we accept "the economy of three countries is correct? because "that of" is correct


yes with the employment in D
while and the unemployment in E

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ChrisLele wrote:
Here we need to make a logical comparison between the Dutch economy and the economies of the other nations listed. Therefore, we can immediately eliminate (A), (B), and (C). As for 'economy' vs. 'economies', 'economy' would suggest that Britain, France, and Germany share the same economy. This is clearly not the case, so the answer is (E).

That noted, the original poster may want to take another look at the end of the answer choices. For instance, (E) and the unemployment rate has remained
compares well with all the three other countires, despite the incorrect spelling of 'countries' is nonsensical. 'Compares' needs to be dropped and 'below' needs to follow 'well.'

Hope that helps resolve any confusion :).


Hi!
I agree with the solution, E suits best. However i have one doubt. i have seen in many forums people suggesting that we should not compare singular(economy) with plural(economies).
Can we do such comparisons?
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I didn't chose E because the word "economies" was already mentioned in the beginning of the sentence.

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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

We are comparing economy to economy so A, C ruled out.

A)Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained
B)have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining we need a clause after and to maintain parallelism.

C)have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

D)the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained - We are talking about three different economy, not one.
E)the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

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I didn't chose E because the word "economies" was already mentioned in the beginning of the sentence.



Word mentioned is "economy" not "economies"

Even if it is there it would not have been right. We would be needing a proper pronoun to refer back that. Such as "those of"

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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

A)Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained - comparison issue
B)have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining - and verb after and for subject rate
C)have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained - comparison issue
D)the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained - it suggests that Britain, France, and Germany share one economy
E)the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained- Correct

Answer E
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