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# Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural a

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Project SC Butler: Day 23: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living

(B) not any happier than do people living

(C) not any happier than do people who live

(D) no happier than are people who are living

(E) not as happy as are people who live

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https://www.nytimes.com/1979/12/16/archives/health-the-big-city-has-no-corner-on-mental-illness-health.html

Similar results were derived from a survey by Dr. Jonathan L. Freedman of Columbia University's psychology department. People in small towns and rural areas, he found, consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities. And both common sense and Dr. Srole's studies indicate that there is a positive correlation between levels of general happiness and of mental health.

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30 Nov 2018, 08:41
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aragonn wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 23: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living

(B) not any happier than do people living

(C) not any happier than do people who live

(D) no happier than are people who are living

(E) not as happy as are people who live

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Choice A is best. In B, C, and E, the phrases beginning with not inplace of no are wordy and unidiomatic. In D and E, the use of are presents a verb substitution problem: are cannot take the place of the verb consider, as do can in A, because consider is something that people do, not something that they are.D and E thus fail to compare the attitudes of the two groups of people, referring instead only to how those in small towns and rural areas consider themselves. E also distorts the intended meaning by saying that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves less happy than people living in big cities.
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29 Nov 2018, 09:14
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Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living ( Correct, people living in small towns and rural areas is parallel to people living in big cities)

(B) not any happier than do people living( not any is awkward)

(C) not any happier than do people who live( not any is awkward, who live is not parallel to living)

(D) no happier than are people who are living(then are people is incorrect, who are living is not required living is sufficient)

(E) not as happy as are people who live ( who live is not parallel to living)

Will go with choice A

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30 Nov 2018, 07:19
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(A) no happier than do people living - Hold as no error

(B) not any happier than do people living - Wrong - not happier than is correct - not any happier is wrong and awkward

(C) not any happier than do people who live - same error as B and added " who live " should be " who living " to be parallel

(D) no happier than are people who are living - Error with the use of are before people which is awkward, 'do' should be used instead of 'are' there

(E) not as happy as are people who live- not parallel with living

So will go with Option A
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04 Dec 2018, 06:34
sonusaini1 wrote:
Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living ( Correct, people living in small towns and rural areas is parallel to people living in big cities)

(B) not any happier than do people living( not any is awkward)

(C) not any happier than do people who live( not any is awkward, who live is not parallel to living)

(D) no happier than are people who are living(then are people is incorrect, who are living is not required living is sufficient)

(E) not as happy as are people who live ( who live is not parallel to living)

Will go with choice A

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I went for B. what's the rule for not any /no ..? could you please clarify a bit? "no" is used in what grammatical sense?
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I went for B. what's the rule for not any /no ..? could you please clarify a bit? "no" is used in what grammatical sense?

Please go through this link the idea will be crystal clear forever - https://www.englishforums.com/English/H ... w/post.htm
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07 Dec 2018, 00:52
sonusaini1 wrote:
Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living ( Correct, people living in small towns and rural areas is parallel to people living in big cities)

(B) not any happier than do people living( not any is awkward)

(C) not any happier than do people who live( not any is awkward, who live is not parallel to living)

(D) no happier than are people who are living(then are people is incorrect, who are living is not required living is sufficient)

(E) not as happy as are people who live ( who live is not parallel to living)

Will go with choice A

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Hii ..
I think that , here the statement is comparing the people of different kinds but not what they do . So , what is the need of verb "do" ??
I am not satisfied with the option A . Can you please explain it in detail ... Thanks in advance
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07 Dec 2018, 08:35
Hello,

Could someone please help me to understand why the comparison of happier-do is correct? I was under the impression that one must "be" happy, not "do" happy.

Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Project SC Butler: Day 23: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living

(B) not any happier than do people living

(C) not any happier than do people who live

(D) no happier than are people who are living

(E) not as happy as are people who live

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07 Dec 2018, 08:45
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KHow - This post covers your doubt. for hint - consider is something that people do, not something that they are.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/freedman-s-s ... l#p2181558
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07 Dec 2018, 09:01
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Hi aragonn,

Thank you so much for the clarification! I understand now.

aragonn wrote:
KHow - This post covers your doubt. for hint - consider is something that people do, not something that they are.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/freedman-s-s ... l#p2181558
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07 Dec 2018, 10:34
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Error1:
"Not any" is awkward.
Eliminate B & C.

Error2:
"are" is wrongly used to convey the verb "consider".
Eliminate D and E.

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23 Jan 2019, 16:36
Can anyone please clearly tell why no is correct and not "not". Also the role of "do" here in the sentence.
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23 Jan 2019, 19:08
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Rakeshtewatia - this question is not about no/not . and probably GMAT will never ask a question around this. Following post will resolve your concern though.

https://www.englishforums.com/English/H ... w/post.htm
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30 Jan 2019, 06:21
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Rakeshtewatia , KHow, karnaidu, faltan

Comparison: consideraton of ppl in small twn n rural to consideration of ppl in big cities

A) 'do' acts for 'consider' ---> Perfectly parallel Compare consideration to consideration
B) Not any is not preffered
C) Not any is not preffered and the choice is too wordy
D) compares consideration to Living conditions ( are denotes the living conditions) --> Incorrect
E) compares consideration to Living conditions ( are denotes the living conditions) --> Incorrect

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