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In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.

(A) In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.
(B) In Holland they spend a larger percentage of their gross national product on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.
(C) A larger percentage of Hollandâ€™s gross national product is spent on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States spends on military defense.
(D) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product defending its coasts from rising seas than the military defense spending of the United States.
(E) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product on defending its coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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10 Apr 2007, 20:08
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384. In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.
(A) In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.
(B) In Holland they spend a larger percentage of their gross national product on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.
(C) A larger percentage of Hollandâ€™s gross national product is spent on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States spends on military defense.
(D) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product defending its coasts from rising seas than the military defense spending of the United States.
(E) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product on defending its coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.

E-correctly draws comparsions between Holland and US
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10 Apr 2007, 20:24
E !

Do you have any new question ? These questions are rotten old ...
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Do you have any new question ? These questions are rotten old ...

These might be old foryou. But there are many new people around. Please be a little considerate and stop discouraging people from posting.
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Swagatalakshmi wrote:
E !

Do you have any new question ? These questions are rotten old ...

These might be old foryou. But there are many new people around. Please be a little considerate and stop discouraging people from posting.

Swagatalakshmi maybe you are looking in the wrong places for SC practice or maybe you've had enuf practice for now.... go write a book on SC or something. And offer it to GMATClubbers at a discount?

BTW goalsnr I really miss your avatar. I thought it was cool.
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In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.

(A) In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.
(B) In Holland they spend a larger percentage of their gross national product on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.
(C) A larger percentage of Holland’s gross national product is spent on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States spends on military defense.
(D) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product defending its coasts from rising seas than the military defense spending of the United States.
(E) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product on defending its coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.

Can youpeople please tell me is there any comparison error in option A
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In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.

(A) In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.
(B) In Holland they spend a larger percentage of their gross national product on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.
(C) A larger percentage of Holland’s gross national product is spent on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States spends on military defense.
(D) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product defending its coasts from rising seas than the military defense spending of the United States.
(E) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product on defending its coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense.

Can youpeople please tell me is there any comparison error in option A

Hi skamal7

(A) In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.

A has two problems:

Problem #1: Meaning
The structure is: In Holland, a larger percentage of GDP is spent on X than is spent on Y in the U.S ==> The sentence seems to convey the meaning: Holland spends a larger percentage of its GDP on defense of its coasts than on its (Holland's) military (in the U.S). That's not the intended meaning.

Problem #2: Pronoun
Holland is singular ==> "their coasts" is incorrect.

Hope it helps.
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01 Jan 2015, 10:08
IMO - E

In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States.

(A) In Holland, a larger percentage of the gross national product is spent on defense of their coasts from rising seas than is spent on military defense in the United States. >> defending is correct one.
(B) In Holland they spend a larger percentage of their gross national product on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense. >> correct is it
(C) A larger percentage of Holland's gross national product is spent on defending their coasts from rising seas than the United States spends on military defense. >> see B
(D) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product defending its coasts from rising seas than the military defense spending of the United States. >> wrongly comparing Holland with the military defense spending of US
(E) Holland spends a larger percentage of its gross national product on defending its coasts from rising seas than the United States does on military defense. >> CORRECT comparison
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14 Aug 2015, 17:30
In Comparison problems, the key is to understand crystal-clear what elements are being compared. Here the sentence intends to make a comparison between:

- How much Holland spends on defense of its coasts from rising seas as a percentage of its gross national product
Vs.
- How much the US spends on military defense as a percentage of its gross national product

Answer choice E is the only one that draws this parallelism (and yes, comparison is actually a subset of parallelism)

Answer choice A is ludicrous. It nonsensically implies that Holland spend part of its gross national product in both a- defense of its coasts from rising seas and b- military defense on United States.
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03 Sep 2016, 11:03
But for me "Holland spends" seems wrong because a country can't do human actions. It sounds better: In Holland they spend.
Am I right?
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03 Sep 2016, 11:17
Mariwa wrote:
But for me "Holland spends" seems wrong because a country can't do human actions. It sounds better: In Holland they spend.
Am I right?

Notice here that Holland is used as a collective noun here representing people in it.
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