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

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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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15 Oct 2013, 04:38
Issue with answer choiceD:- isnt "those" a DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS -These pronouns refer to the nouns that follow them

hence "those" refers to "outside the pinelands".

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15 Oct 2013, 09:39
I think D.

But, I still have a doubt. Is the use of 'those' correct?

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06 Nov 2013, 22:15
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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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01 May 2014, 10:17
Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast as those outside the pinelands.
and in some parts even faster than - is an add on clause.

those creates a copy of the noun land values, but note that in the first part of sentence land value is referring to the one in most parts of pinelands. However, in the second part of comparison - its referring to land values outside the pinelands.

If we use "they" - its ambiguous. Is they referring to just land values OR land values in most parts of the pinelands. If its the second, then its incorrect.
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22 May 2014, 12:03
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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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As far i can understand what should be replace by those to compare a place. We are comparing X more than Y and comparing one thing to another we use that or those. Furthermore what they did isn't necessary and can be replace by those.
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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 - So fast does not make any sense here
B. so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those - so fast can only make sense if it is used as - so fast that..
C. as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those- as fast- incorrect idiom..comparison is incomplete
D. as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those - correct
E. as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did- as fast as what??
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04 Jan 2015, 11:23
To decide between D and E you have to understand what you are comparing.

When you completely deconstruct the argument you realize that the short story says:
LVMPP rose as fast as and even faster than LVOP

This is what D does. "Those" refers to LV.
To summarize, you are comparing LVMPP (noun) to LVOP (noun).
This comparison makes sense.

E is incorrect since it is comparing LVMPP (noun) with what LVOP did (action).
This comparison is not structurally correct.

They look similar and you can infer the meaning of the sentence in both cases. However, in Gmat terms one is completely right and the other one is completely wrong.
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05 Feb 2015, 04:54
Sorry for bumping into this question one again.
Though D is indeed the best answer available, i wanted to mention a point for my and other people's better understanding.

D says "...than those outside the pinelands". This fruther implies "than land values outside the pinelands". Now the comparison doesn't sound correct. We are comparing the the rate of rise of the land value with the land value outside the pinelands. Should be not be comparing the rates in both the cases?
In that case, something like "than they did" should make better sense.

Though OA is D, do you guys think my understanding makes sense?

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04 Jun 2015, 07:01
x2suresh wrote:
scthakur wrote:
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

The explanation above is realocação good, but I was reflecting about this question, and i think the word "they" is ambíguos. Thats why: it could refer to "land values" or to "the land values in most parts of pinelands".

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05 Jun 2015, 04:06
guys, how to eliminate option B ?

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28 May 2016, 06:43
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

Lets rewrite and check the sentence :-
A. 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. :- That comparison is between Almost so fast what they did? we need a comma here to break into proper meaning

B. Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands. So int this The land values rose so fast those ??? Bad comparison again

C. Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those outside the pinelands. :- The correct structure is As fast as

D. 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. the best so far :- The land values rose as fast as those(the land values) outside

E. As fast as what they did :- again bad structure

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Would E be fine if it read - "as fast as, and in some parts even faster than they did" i.e. sans 'what'?

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