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It is often better to try repairing an old car than to junk

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D it is for me.

E looked attractive but then finally saw the trick.
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New post 17 Sep 2011, 00:18
ksp wrote:
GMATPASSION wrote:
D it is for me.

E looked attractive but then finally saw the trick.



D???

Please explain


What I Think differentiates between D & E is:

It is often better to try repairing an old car than to junk it.

A. to try repairing an old car than to junk it.
B. to repair an old car than to have it junked.
C. to try repairing an old car than to junking it.
D. [b]to try and repair an old car than to junk it.
E. to try to repair an old car than to junk it.

D. to try & to junk is already parallel. 'and' connects try & repair. So no faults.
E. In E by using an extra 'to' (repair) we are unnecessarily trying to make everything parallel (when they are already parallel in D) . So may be test takers wanted us to see all the 'to' sss & assume that this is the correct answer.(i.e tricking us into E option).

This is my personal thinking. Hope i made it clear.
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New post 17 Sep 2011, 08:54
D can not be right.
What does 'try and repair' signifies? nothing.

instead of try and repair - only ' repair could have solved the purpose.
It is between A and E only.

GMATPASSION wrote:
ksp wrote:
GMATPASSION wrote:
D it is for me.

E looked attractive but then finally saw the trick.



D???

Please explain


What I Think differentiates between D & E is:

It is often better to try repairing an old car than to junk it.

A. to try repairing an old car than to junk it.
B. to repair an old car than to have it junked.
C. to try repairing an old car than to junking it.
D. [b]to try and repair an old car than to junk it.
E. to try to repair an old car than to junk it.

D. to try & to junk is already parallel. 'and' connects try & repair. So no faults.
E. In E by using an extra 'to' (repair) we are unnecessarily trying to make everything parallel (when they are already parallel in D) . So may be test takers wanted us to see all the 'to' sss & assume that this is the correct answer.(i.e tricking us into E option).

This is my personal thinking. Hope i made it clear.

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IMO A
both A and E are parallel. Infinitive + gerund is better than infinitive + infinitive.
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