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# In the design process, functionality is as important as originality is

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In the design process, functionality is as important as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world.

A. as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world

B. as originality is, and throughout the world, this concept is being taught by design schools

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world

D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

E. than originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

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05 Jun 2015, 01:58
Wht makes C better than D? IMO repetition of (is) in D is fine.

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world
D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept
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06 Jun 2015, 03:45
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Wht makes C better than D? IMO repetition of (is) in D is fine.

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world
D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

Hi Jarvis,

We are trying to equate functionality to originality and "is" here merely acts as the verb. Dont think of it as "functionality is" should go with "originality is"..

The two clauses are connected using the conjunction "and". Now in the second clause "Design schools" is the subject.

GMAT prefers sentence/clause in active voice and option C puts it best.

In option D the subject is pushed further down the line. Hence C over D.

Hope it is clear.

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06 Jun 2015, 03:58
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Wht makes C better than D? IMO repetition of (is) in D is fine.

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world
D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

Absolutely, look ath the answer from dominicraj, I could not explain it better.

Maybe you mixed it with the rules of comparatives in general?

In spoken English, we often leave the second part of the comparison without a conjugated verb:

John is taller than Jane.
Jane drinks faster than John.

However, in the GMAT, it is considered stylistically preferable to include a conjugated verb in the second part of the comparison. This verb may appear anywhere in the second part of the comparison:

John is taller than Jane is.
Jane drinks faster than John does.
Jane drinks faster than does John.

Remember, this is a stylistic preference, which means the correct answer might not include this extra verb. An answer choice that does include the verb is preferable, provided that it does not make other logic/grammar mistakes.
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In the design process, functionality is as important as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world.

A. as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world - Incorrect

B. as originality is, and throughout the world, this concept is being taught by design schools - Incorrect

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world - Correct

Uses the correct comparison : As X as Y

In the design process,functionality is as important as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world.

D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept - Incorrect

E. than originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept - Incorrect

Hence IMO (C) is correct..

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13 Sep 2017, 23:12
reto wrote:
In the design process, functionality is as important as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world.

A. as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world

B. as originality is, and throughout the world, this concept is being taught by design schools

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world

D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

E. than originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

IMO, C has a weird meaning, In my understanding C is saying that there are some design schools that teach this concept throughout the world, rather than saying that design schools throughout the world are teaching the concept.

what do you guys think?
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15 Sep 2017, 02:18
The actual answer on the economist website is "D".

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"This answer choice eliminates the original Stylistic error by changing the sentence from passive to active. It also includes a verb in the second half of the Comparative structure."
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15 Sep 2017, 02:28
The actual answer on the economist website is "D".

Quote:
"This answer choice eliminates the original Stylistic error by changing the sentence from passive to active. It also includes a verb in the second half of the Comparative structure."

makes sense.

https://gmat.economist.com/gmat-practice-question/sentence-correction/460a1/sentence-correction-passive
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29 Sep 2017, 00:15
In the design process, functionality is as important as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world.

A. as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world - 'being taught'

B. as originality is, and throughout the world, this concept is being taught by design schools - awkward phrasing

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world - IMO, correct, because what is a 'stylistic error' - there is no grammatical issue, and S-V agreement plus its intention is clearly conveyed. That is: Design schools teach this concept throughout the world

D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept - correct again, because of the structure of sentence

E. than originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept - wrong info conveyed

I am still not clear about the retention of the 'is'. It is making D not any 'more correct' or less correct than C. Also, stylistic errors seem a little too quirky; because its harder to gauge a subjective error; which is not really wrong by standards of grammar.
Experts please request your opinion, I am worried if in the actual GMAT this would be tested
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27 Nov 2017, 03:34
In the design process, functionality is as important as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world.

A. as originality is, and this concept is being taught by design schools throughout the world - 'being taught'

B. as originality is, and throughout the world, this concept is being taught by design schools - awkward phrasing

C. as originality, and design schools teach this concept throughout the world - IMO, correct, because what is a 'stylistic error' - there is no grammatical issue, and S-V agreement plus its intention is clearly conveyed. That is: Design schools teach this concept throughout the world

D. as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept - correct again, because of the structure of sentence

E. than originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept - wrong info conveyed

I am still not clear about the retention of the 'is'. It is making D not any 'more correct' or less correct than C. Also, stylistic errors seem a little too quirky; because its harder to gauge a subjective error; which is not really wrong by standards of grammar.
Experts please request your opinion, I am worried if in the actual GMAT this would be tested

IMO D is incorrect due to meaning error issue as it has a subtle change in the meaning. Now world design schools act as a single entity and from this sentence it's not clear who teaches the concept? And throughout world, this concept was taught or throughout world design school this concept was taught?

as originality is, and throughout the world design schools teach this concept

Let me know your take on this.

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