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Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.

(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that of
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than

Can someone explain?

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New post 17 Mar 2009, 06:58
V good Q
Close fight betwn A & C
in A--and is not needed(which already there)
IMO C
allows..shortens--->parallel
Meaning is IMPORTANT here
2nd part is bringing down the "time taken" hence shortens

Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.

(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that(minimum of)
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than---Wrong COMPARISON
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New post 17 Mar 2009, 07:00
With C, you're missing the word "of" that would make it make sense. "rather than that of fourteen." "rather than that" is also wordy. Shorter is better.

I also find it interesting that the words you highlight in red in answer E also appear in answer C, but you didn't mark C wrong for the same reason.

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V good Q
Close fight betwn A & C
in A--and is not needed(which already there)
IMO C
allows..shortens--->parallel
Meaning is IMPORTANT here
2nd part is bringing down the "time taken" hence shortens

Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.

(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that(minimum of)
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than---Wrong COMPARISON

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I felt E wrong because I tht there is Comparison Issue
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than---Wrong COMPARISON

"Minimum of seven days" compared with "fourteen"
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E.
I think, no need for "that of" as the comparison is clear - we dont have "that of" choice anyway!

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New post 17 Mar 2009, 07:23
I think the comparison in E is correct because we're comparing 7 with 14. The "minimum" is stated with the 7 and implied with the 14.

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I felt E wrong because I tht there is Comparison Issue
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than---Wrong COMPARISON

"Minimum of seven days" compared with "fourteen"
Its a GMAT Paper Test Q
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New post 17 Mar 2009, 08:08
agree with E.


Minimum of X rather than <minimum of> Y
Clear and concise

C --> looks ok gramatically correct but wordy. "that of" wordy.
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Earlier i had also chosen E but i think Nitya has a valid point. In E we are comparing seven days to fourteen. hence wrongly comparing "number of days" to a "number". This error is removed in C by the use of "that of".

@jallenmoris, C includes of in the end (see highlighted part)

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Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.

(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that of
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than

Can someone explain?

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New post 17 Mar 2009, 09:18
But "that of" is not necessary. It is implied. Go with the rule of shorter = better (generally). the OA is E

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Earlier i had also chosen E but i think Nitya has a valid point. In E we are comparing seven days to fourteen. hence wrongly comparing "number of days" to a "number". This error is removed in C by the use of "that of".

@jallenmoris, C includes of in the end (see highlighted part)

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Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.

(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that of
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than

Can someone explain?

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Read about ellipses.

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Isn't that where the moon partially blocks out the sun? ;-)

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