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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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Can someone clarify when to use
Triple and three times?
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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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New post 20 Oct 2018, 04:21
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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New post 24 Oct 2018, 04:43
I think D is incorrect because it uses ONE which changes the meaning of original sentence that states AN OLD HOUSE.

Hope this helps.
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New post 16 Jan 2019, 14:23
Can someone explain the rules behind triple vs three times?

What happens when it is 4x or 5x. do we say four times? five times? if so why doesnt three times work?
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