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Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

A if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer
B rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer
C the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer
D the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that
E when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is



C is the best choice.
However I want to ask the structure of C 'the higher the watt-hour rating,...' Normally, i see 'the higher S + V, the longer S+V'
Here in C, i dont see it and i thought it is fragment.

Can you explain for me please?

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New post 16 Jan 2015, 11:45
idiom: the higher X, the longer Y

Best Choice: C

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Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

A if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer
B rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer
C the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer
D the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that
E when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is

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the higher ... the longer is the best answer.
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C is the best choice.
However I want to ask the structure of C 'the higher the watt-hour rating,...' Normally, i see 'the higher S + V, the longer S+V'
Here in C, i dont see it and i thought it is fragment.

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Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

A if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer
B rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer
C the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer
D the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that
E when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is



Semi-colon is most commonly used in a single sentence to connect two independent clauses that are closely related in though.
Hence, if (A),when (E),verb-ing (B) cannot be correct.
Option 'D' reflects redundancy and also ambiguous in construction, hence incorrect.
Option C only represents the correct construction of the independent clause with no errors.
Hence right answer is Ç'.
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Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

A if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer--Meaning issue- the sentence is suggesting that the battery is expected to last longer if THEY ( manufacturers) rate them higher; the use of IF is suggesting that this is only way the battery can last longer; parallelism error
B rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer--rating seems to modify IT which is not clear; again parallelism is missing
C the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer--parallelism followed
D the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that--use of IT is unnecessarya and confusing as I am not clear about the antecedant; parallelism error
E when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is--WHEN THE---HIGHER is adverb which is suggesting that the battery life will be higher WHEN THE WATT HOUR RATING IS HIGHER--this is incorrect; SOMEONE PLEASE CONFIRM THIS EXPLAINATION; parallelism is not followed

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C is the correct answer

"if..then" construction should be parallel.

In this case higher...longer

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Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

A. if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer
B. rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer
C. the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer
D. the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that
E. when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is


A semicolon precedes a full sentence, hence we can eliminate any choice that is not a full sentence.

A) "if" requires "then" ("If A, then B") and this construction is not parallel. "the (blank)er the A, the (blank)er the B" is preferred, i.e, "The more expensive the wedding, the shorter the marriage can be expected to last."
B) This is not a sentence, and "it" is not rating anything.
C) Yes.
D) Not parallel and the 2nd part is wordy. Compared to C, D is the clear loser.
E) Again, not parallel and not the accepted usage.

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Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.

A if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer
B rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer
C the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer
D the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that
E when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is


A Elements are not parallel. The phrase sets us up for an "If A, then B" construction, then provides a comparative adjective.
B Faulty parallelism. Also what does "it" refer to?
C Correct. Parallel and idiomatic.
D What does the "it" refer to?
E Ambiguous "it." Elements are not parallel.

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If we compare choices vertically, we have ‘it’ in option B, D and E.
‘it’ does not have any antecedent. Eliminate option B, D and E.
In option A, ‘if they……’ brings condition, after comma ‘the longer……’ cannot be the outcome of given condition. Eliminate.
Option C uses correct idiom pair ‘the higher the X, the longer the Y
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Isn't semicolon should follow by an independent clause with SV+ a complete thought???? no?



Yes, that is the exact rule for the construction of independent clause. IT is perfectly used in option C.
"The higher the watt-hour rating, the longer the battery can be expected to last." It is a perfect independent clause[ SV + complete thought]
Hence, C is the answer.

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Straight C

Structure should be: the higher X, the longer Y

Higher and Longer both comparative forms.
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What is wrong with answer choice A

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- Option A - Elements are not parallel. The phrase sets us up for an "If A, then B" construction, then provides a comparative adjective. So when you have 'if' in a sentence, 'then' completes the clause. They go hand in hand. Hope this helps.
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"C" is the correct choice - correct expression, the higher X... the longer Y.
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