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In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times the price.


A. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times

B. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

C. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer purchasing a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

D. Many buyers, in a recent survey of the real estate market, expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than one in a more desirable area that costs triple

E. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather purchasing an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

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In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times the price.


A. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times. - Three times is redundant. So A is eliminated.

B. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple. - It seems good to me. changes three times to triple

C. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer purchasing a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple. - Here purchasing a new house and purchase an old house are not in sync. verb+ing is used in second part of the sentence. So C is eliminated.

D. Many buyers, in a recent survey of the real estate market, expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than one in a more desirable area that costs triple. It changes the meaning of the sentence. So D is eliminated.

E. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather purchasing an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple. Same problem as C. So E is eliminated.

So B option is correct.
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A.In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times ---Three times is Redundant , thrice or triple is preferred

B. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

C. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer purchasing a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

D. Many buyers, in a recent survey of the real estate market, expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than one in a more desirable area that costs triple

E. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather purchasing an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple
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In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times the price.


A. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times

B. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

C. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer purchasing a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple

D. Many buyers, in a recent survey of the real estate market, expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than one in a more desirable area that costs triple

E. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather purchasing an old house in a more desirable area that costs triple


Can you please share the OE? What is wrong with A?
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A. In a recent survey of the real estate market, many buyers expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than to purchase an old house in a more desirable area that costs three times



How can I eliminate option A?
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D. Many buyers, in a recent survey of the real estate market, expressed that they would prefer to purchase a new house in a new neighborhood rather than one in a more desirable area that costs triple

I narrowed down to (B) and (D)

Is (D) incorrect because of 1) the use of "one" 2) subject "buyers too far from the verb "expressed"
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1. Why D is incorrect ??

2. Is "Prefer to + verb + rather than to + verb" or "prefer V.ing rather than V.ing correct idiom ?

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I think D is incorrect because it uses ONE which changes the meaning of original sentence that states AN OLD HOUSE.

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