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Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.

(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have
(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did
(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had
(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had
(E) still expecting to live better than their parents did
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New post 11 Mar 2006, 13:15
I would go with C

Just sounds better than 'did'

what is the rule here?
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New post 11 Mar 2006, 15:13
One more for B.

because "did" is in || with "live". Have and had require "lived", so A and C are out.

D and E are phrase.
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New post 12 Mar 2006, 12:07
Yeah :-D
The OA is "B"

gmat_crack, has exact explanation :good

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Me too for B. D and E are out due to the continuous tense.
A and C are out since have and had require "lived".
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New post 13 Mar 2006, 09:27
"B"

Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.

(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have - TENSE!
(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did... hhmm .... sounds corr ....
(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had - i will choose "did" over "had" in this
(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had
(E) still expecting to live better than their parents did - expecting??

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