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In commercial garment construction, one advantage of serging

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Re: Can't figure out when to you the choices in this comparison? [#permalink]

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New post 19 Sep 2009, 21:01
Answer is B as rather is showing the preference of one method over another
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New post 19 Sep 2009, 22:19
chetan2u wrote:
if showing preference 'rather than' is correct.... so B..
and "yes" it maintains llism ... what is the separate process being compared to?... it is commercial garment construction so 'in commercial garment construction is llel to in separate process' ....
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I think we are comparing 2 techniques(sergiing vs single needle stiching) both of which are under the COMMERCIAL GARMENT umbrella.So the phrase "IN COMMERCIAL GARMENT CONSTRUCTION" cannot be paralleled with an advantage of one of its constituent techniques.
I am unsure if RATHER THAN IN is parallel!!!
Lets hear the official explanation please!!!
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New post 27 Oct 2009, 06:14
...does anybody have a better answer for "B"?
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New post 29 Oct 2009, 07:35
I think the key to understanding this question is understanding that 'as the seam is sewn' implies 'while the seam is being sewn' and not 'because the seam is sewn'.

However, the key to cracking this question is understanding the introduction of the phrase 'a separate process'.

If 'a separate process' was not in the sentence, it would be quite correct to use the phrases 'instead of / rather than / as opposed to' as follows:

In commercial garment construction, one advantage of serging over single-needle sewing is that the seam allowance is overcast as the seam is sewn ''instead of / rather than / as opposed to' requiring deeper seam allowances.

However, since 'a separate process' is included in the sentence, it draws a parallel to 'in serging' which is not written but implied. Thus it is the introduction of this phrase which necessitates the use of 'in'.

B being the only option that uses 'in', is therefore correct answer.

Hope that helps!

NOTE: 'instead of in' and ' as opposed to in' would also have been correct.
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that the seam allowance … rather than (the seam allowance) in …
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New post 10 Aug 2010, 22:59
Thanks everyone. Nice discussion

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New post 10 Aug 2010, 23:56
but why d is wrong ..... a noun can come after as opposed to...????
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yea, i don't understand why choice D is incorrect, although I kinda see why B is correct :O
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New post 16 Sep 2011, 20:42
The answer is B.
See idiom "rather than" on SC Mgmat pg 163.
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New post 04 Feb 2018, 14:26
In the Kaplan advanced book, B is marked as the answer. Parallel issue is tested here for -> "rather than" + in process is correct.
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