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High rise downtown hotels may present greater opportunities to experience an urban lifestyle, but financial considerations reveal that such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels.

A) such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
B) rooms in such hotels cost twice as much to rent as rooms in suburban hotels do
C) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
D) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as it does for rooms in suburban hotels
E) to rent rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as for rooms in suburban hotels

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A. Incorrect. Does not compare cost of renting rooms in high rise hotels to the cost of renting a room in a suburban hotel.
B. Correct.
C. Incorrect. would have to be "to rent"
D. Incorrect. Same issue as C.
E. Incorrect. No parallel structure used in comparing rents of rooms.
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can someone care to explain why C is wrong ?
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why is C wrong? what do I need to look into the question in order to get this one right?
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why is C wrong? what do I need to look into the question in order to get this one right?

Even I chose C - which is wrong because correct phrase will be "to rent" in that case this one should be tagged under idioms?
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why is C wrong? what do I need to look into the question in order to get this one right?

Option C says "Renting a room" costs twice as much.
Its not the renting of rooms but the "room" that costs twice.

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High rise downtown hotels may present greater opportunities to experience an urban lifestyle, but financial considerations reveal that such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels.

A) such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
B) rooms in such hotels cost twice as much to rent as rooms in suburban hotels do
C) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
D) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as it does for rooms in suburban hotels
E) to rent rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as for rooms in suburban hotels


I sometimes get perplexed by Expertglobal explanations. Here is another one https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... mFRXioaekU

Both B and C are correct. I disagree with Expertglobal when they say that "do" refer to "to rent"

B) rooms in such hotels cost twice as much to rent as rooms in suburban hotels COST
Do always refer back to a verb. In this case cost. Also, comparison here is between two costs
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LoneSurvivor wrote:
High rise downtown hotels may present greater opportunities to experience an urban lifestyle, but financial considerations reveal that such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels.

A) such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
B) rooms in such hotels cost twice as much to rent as rooms in suburban hotels do
C) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
D) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as it does for rooms in suburban hotels
E) to rent rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as for rooms in suburban hotels


I was able to eliminate C D and E because of the same error. If we are talking about rooms we have to use cost. I don't think the subject is renting. The subject is "renting rooms" which is plural. You are not renting anything (apt, beach house, airbnb or anything). So for that reason alone these three options are incorrect.

A is incorrect because of wrong comparison. hotel rooms cost as much as renting rooms? The cost should be compared with the cost and that is what option B does.

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Can anyone please help me with the reasoning for Option C.
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LoneSurvivor wrote:
High rise downtown hotels may present greater opportunities to experience an urban lifestyle, but financial considerations reveal that such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels.

A) such hotel rooms cost twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
B) rooms in such hotels cost twice as much to rent as rooms in suburban hotels do
C) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as renting rooms in suburban hotels
D) renting rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as it does for rooms in suburban hotels
E) to rent rooms in such hotels costs twice as much as for rooms in suburban hotels

rooms in such hotels to rent/ renting rooms/ renting of rooms(not in the options)
Here "renting rooms and renting of rooms" are nothing but actions.They are absolutely parallel.
We can say that" Cutting of aarey forests is as bad as burning of amazon rainforest. We can compare actions.
One thing to note here is "Renting of rooms" is far better than Renting rooms.
Actually, the talk is about the hotels so to compare rooms is a better way to go.
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someone please share official explanation
I dont think so renting room is plural or incorrect C is as good an option as B is
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New post 31 Oct 2019, 02:01
"Renting rooms" is an activity, so it is definitely not plural. Although B works fine, it's hard to say that C is definitively wrong. We could say that "renting rooms" isn't what costs something. In other words, we pay to use the room (that's what renting means), but we aren't paying to rent it. That's not very compelling, but I see it. Other than that, we're left with "B is more concise," but a proper SC question should have an actual error in each wrong answer.

Meanwhile, the rest are certainly out. A compares rooms to renting. The "it" in D seems to refer back to "renting rooms in such hotels," and we can't fit that into the following phrase. ("It" doesn't work as a relative pronoun, the way "that" and "those" can.) This is made worse by the switch from "in hotels" to "for rooms." We have that same in/for confusion in E.
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