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# In 1981 children in the United States spent an average of

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03 Oct 2008, 17:27
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In 1981 children in the United States spent an average
of slightly less than two and a half hours a week doing
household chores; by 1997 they had spent nearly six
hours a week.

A. chores; by 1997 they had spent nearly six hours
a week
B. chores; by 1997 that figure had grown to nearly
six hours a week
C. chores, whereas nearly six hours a week were
spent in 1997
D. chores, compared with a figure of nearly six hours
a week in 1997
E. chores, that figure growing to nearly six hours a
week in 1997
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06 Oct 2008, 17:23
B

I think the paragraph talks about growth from 1981 to 1997, rather than compare 1981 with 1997.
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07 Oct 2008, 06:15
I went with A because in B) the comparison turned from children to a figure - this switches the intent of the sentence.
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07 Oct 2008, 18:46
I went with A because in B) the comparison turned from children to a figure - this switches the intent of the sentence.

I dont agree with A or B since usage of had is not suggested since we are talking about a time after 1981.
Clearly D

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07 Oct 2008, 21:05
spriya wrote:
I went with A because in B) the comparison turned from children to a figure - this switches the intent of the sentence.

I dont agree with A or B since usage of had is not suggested since we are talking about a time after 1981.
Clearly D

Waiting for the OA

but the oa is B

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... -20-a.html
Re: SC: CHORES   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2008, 21:05
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