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# Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose

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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast. and in some parts even faster than
what they did
outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did
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18 Jun 2009, 05:43
Clearly D...Correct idiom and the correct pronoun reference...
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18 Jun 2009, 06:07
IMO E.

'rose' verb is compared ( as fast as. and ... ) and in this case should be mentioned explicitly using did as in E.
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D.. imo..

its not E because in that case it should be ' how they did' rather than 'what they did'..
we are comparing the rate of rising..
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29 Jun 2010, 18:04
Can someone provide a detailed explanation of why D and not E?
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Can someone provide a detailed explanation of why D and not E?

I'm just trying to explain why not E....

"Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands. "

Notice there is a missing comma after "than."
Iimagine the comma and remove modifying clause:

"Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands. "

Now remove preposition "of":

"Last year, land values rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands."

Does this sentence sound correct to you still?

No.... That's why D
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20 Sep 2010, 03:50
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast. and in some parts even faster than
what they did
outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

Even I got D, but I have one silly doubt.

Correct : Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands.

Here we have ',and' before 'in some parts'. According to Mgmat SC we use ',and' when we have list of items or we have two clauses connected by 'and'. But here it does not seems to perform any of the above two actions.

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Even I got D, but I have one silly doubt.

Correct : Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands.

Here we have ',and' before 'in some parts'. According to Mgmat SC we use ',and' when we have list of items or we have two clauses connected by 'and'. But here it does not seems to perform any of the above two actions.

Hmm let me try here- It does play role of A, and B (list). If I see it correctly sentence conveys "land values in X, and in Y...."
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11 Sep 2011, 19:26
Can someone please explain the usage of 'those' here versus 'they did'- Isn't that the primary difference between D & E?
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11 Sep 2011, 20:15
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Can someone please explain the usage of 'those' here versus 'they did'- Isn't that the primary difference between D & E?

Shreya, as I see 2 problems with option E-
lets put it again
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

we nees construction more X than Y now we have- land values rose in some parts even faster than "Y"(this place must be filled by some place where values rose faster!, not what which). Also if you see little closely placement of "did" is not really required- we have comparison of "land values" rise in 2 places ( no need of 2 tenses, placement of did distort the meaning as well)...

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12 Sep 2011, 01:09
My pick is E). My translation of the sentence is pinelands land values rose as fast, even faster than land values rose outside the pinelands.
What they did = land values rose
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19 Mar 2012, 20:01
onedayill wrote:
seekmba wrote:
Can someone provide a detailed explanation of why D and not E?

I'm just trying to explain why not E....

"Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands. "

Notice there is a missing comma after "than."
Iimagine the comma and remove modifying clause:

"Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands. "

Now remove preposition "of":

"Last year, land values rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands."

Does this sentence sound correct to you still?

No.... That's why D

It is still not clear to me what's wrong with this
"Last year, land values rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands."
The statement also means this
Land values rose as fast as they rose(=what they did) outside the pinelands.

Can some expert provide a more elaborate explanation?
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20 Mar 2012, 03:17
D........ element to be made parallel is land values in 2 cases.
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20 Mar 2012, 05:02
Can anybody explain y B is wrong.

So fast,......even faster than

D) as fast as.....even faster than
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20 Mar 2012, 06:43
+1 for D,
E has pronoun antecedent problem.
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23 Mar 2012, 03:46
D is the only best
E is bad construction with ambiguous "they"
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23 Mar 2012, 05:16
D and E had me going for a bit but onedayill's explanation helped
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19 Jan 2013, 01:39
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
This choice correctly introduces comparison with "as fast as" & "faster than" markers along with use of "those".
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06 Nov 2013, 22:15
Hello!

149.Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than
what they did
outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

OA D. Narrowed down to E and D (correct form "as fast as")

My questions on the OA

I understand that we need a construction more (faster) X than Y now we have: "land values rose in some parts even faster than "Y" (those)

Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands.

BUT it still not very clear to me what's wrong with E:

"Last year, land values rose almost as fast as what they did outside the pinelands."

The statement also means this:
*Land values rose as fast as they rose(=what they did) outside the pinelands.*

My translation of "E" is: *pinelands land values rose as fast, even faster than land values rose outside the pinelands*
What they did = land values rose

How can I avoid falling in this kind of trap? --- For me "D" was a contender, but "E" was more explicit for say.

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08 Jan 2014, 03:20
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Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast. and in some parts even faster than
what they did
outside the pinelands.

(A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
(B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
(D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
(E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

You want to compare land values in X to land values in Y.

"so fast" messes up the comparison, "so fast" is not a comparison marker. So A/B gone. "As fast" is not enough, the idiom is "as fast as", so C is gone.

E is fragmented or just awkward in that the comma after "as" does not make sense when you take the rest of the sentence into account. The subordinate clause in D does make sense because it doesn't mess up anything. That's why D is correct.
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