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Like the "mousetrapper," who registers domain names on the Internet

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Like the "mousetrapper," who registers domain names on the Internet that are slight misspellings of popular sites, and bombards users with pop-up advertisements, "pagejacking" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses and redirects them to unknown, often pornographic or gambling sites.

A. "pagejacking" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses and redirects them to unknown, often pornographic or gambling sites.
B. "pagejacking" occurs when users mistype known Internet addresses, redirecting them to unknown sites, which often relate to pornography or gambling.
C. the "pagejacker" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses, redirecting them to unknown sites, which often relate to pornography or gambling.
D. "pagejacker" preys on users mistyping known Internet addresses, redirects them to unknown sites, and these sites often relate to pornography or gambling.
E. the user, who mistypes known Internet addresses, is preyed upon by the "pagejacker" who redirects him to unknown and often pornographic or gambling sites
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Like the "mousetrapper," who registers domain names on the Internet that are slight misspellings of popular sites, and bombards users with pop-up advertisements, "pagejacking" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses and redirects them to unknown, often pornographic or gambling sites.

A. "pagejacking" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses and redirects them to unknown, often pornographic or gambling sites.
B. "pagejacking" occurs when users mistype known Internet addresses, redirecting them to unknown sites, which often relate to pornography or gambling.
C. the "pagejacker" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses, redirecting them to unknown sites, which often relate to pornography or gambling.
D. "pagejacker" preys on users mistyping known Internet addresses, redirects them to unknown sites, and these sites often relate to pornography or gambling.
E. the user, who mistypes known Internet addresses, is preyed upon by the "pagejacker" who redirects him to unknown and often pornographic or gambling sites


IMO C.

The sentence asks for a comparison, 'Like the mousetrapper'... so need 'pagejacker' hence options A, B and E are out.
D is wrong because of non-parallel structure. Option C is concise and free of grammatical errors and hence the correct answer.
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Kaplan official explanation:
This question is comparing the "mousetrapper" (a noun) to something else. The original sentence compares this type of Internet entity to "pagejacking" (a verb). When two things are compared, they must be parallel. So the underlined portion of the sentence must begin with another noun. A grammatically correct sentence should be comparing "the mousetrapper" to "thepagejacker." The correct choice must begin with "the pagejacker," so we can eliminate all but (C). Though (D) and (E) begin with nouns, (D) leaves out the article, and (E) leaves the comparison between the "mousetrapper" and "the user."
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I really thought that "A" was the answer. My logic was that since the words "mousetrapper" and "pagejacking" are in quotes, it means they are names (of apps or webpages), hence "pagejacking" has to be taken as a noun and the sentence is correct. If we assume that instead of "pagejacking" the correct is "the pagejacker", we would be changing the meaning, even though the grammar is correct.

Guess I have a long way to go...
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Sreyoshi007 wrote:
Like the "mousetrapper," who registers domain names on the Internet that are slight misspellings of popular sites, and bombards users with pop-up advertisements, "pagejacking" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses and redirects them to unknown, often pornographic or gambling sites.

A. "pagejacking" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses and redirects them to unknown, often pornographic or gambling sites.
B. "pagejacking" occurs when users mistype known Internet addresses, redirecting them to unknown sites, which often relate to pornography or gambling.
C. the "pagejacker" preys on users who mistype known Internet addresses, redirecting them to unknown sites, which often relate to pornography or gambling.
D. "pagejacker" preys on users mistyping known Internet addresses, redirects them to unknown sites, and these sites often relate to pornography or gambling.
E. the user, who mistypes known Internet addresses, is preyed upon by the "pagejacker" who redirects him to unknown and often pornographic or gambling sites



The who tells us we need a human comparison and not "pagejacking".

A and B are out.

E basically says "redirects him to unknown and often porn or gambling sites". That's not right. Those are types of unknown websites.

D has redundancy. Also It misses "the".

C is good.
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