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Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prices (noun) with their rising (verb) . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
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OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?



ritula, could you elaborate further how the comparison is not with the verb?

I can take a simple example here.

He ran as fast as I.
Or, He ran as fast as I did.

According to OA, first sentence is correct. But, still, the comparison here is on verb "ran".

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Which of these is correct?
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.

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ritula wrote:
Here the comparison is b/w land prices .E incorrectly compares the land prices (noun) with their rising (verb) . D corrects this by comparing the land prices with "those" outside..... (here those refers to land prices)
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OA is D. Can someone please explain why E is incorrect?



ritula, could you elaborate further how the comparison is not with the verb?

I can take a simple example here.

He ran as fast as I.
Or, He ran as fast as I did.

According to OA, first sentence is correct. But, still, the comparison here is on verb "ran".

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ritula wrote:
Which of these is correct?
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.


I think I am getting it. Thanks.

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ritula wrote:
Which of these is correct?
Ram ran faster than Shyam
or
Ram ran faster than Shyam did.


I think I am getting it. Thanks.


I believe both are correct

Ram ran faster than Shyam

Here we are comparing how "Ram ran" than "Shyam"

Ram ran faster than Shyam did.
Here we are comparing how"Ram ran" than "Shyam ran"

From the original questions.

E is wrong because comma is missing after "faster than"
and sentence is broken. land values ros as fast as ??? what ??? its not clear.

land values rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

E would have been correct if it were
land values in pinelands rose as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, they did outside pinelands
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Oh, such a silly oversight.

Thanks x2suresh! Yes, E is wrong as no comma is there after "than".

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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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Clearly D...Correct idiom and the correct pronoun reference...
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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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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

Official answer is D.

I was stuck between D and E.

somehow
land values in the pinelands grew faster than they did outside the pinelands
sounded better than
land values in the pinelands grew faster than those outside the pinelands
so I ignored the what and went with Option E.

Could someone point out what rule I'm violating here.

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i think " what they did" creates problem here, does nt make things clearer

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land values in the pinelands grew faster than they did outside the pinelands


IMO than they did is completely redundant. Why use another verb phrase?

Also in this construction you end up comparing land values with something 'that they did'. You should compare land values in pinelands with land values outside pinelands

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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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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.

Someone please clarify my Doubt.
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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.

Someone please clarify my Doubt.


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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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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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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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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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?
Please help.

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