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Many critics reproved the curator's bold decision to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement.

A. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
B. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than by art movement
C. to organize the exhibit according to chronological order rather than according to art movement
D. that organized the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
E. that organized the exhibit by chronological order rather than by art movement
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22 May 2010, 10:18
dixitraghav wrote:
Many critics reproved the curator's bold decision to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement.

A. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
B. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than by art movement
C. to organize the exhibit according to chronological order rather than according to art movement
D. that organized the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
E. that organized the exhibit by chronological order rather than by art movement

Dear dixitraghav,

C is my choice

A is out, because idiom is X rather than Y, where X and Y should be parallel, in chronological order rather than art movement - odd, since cronological order is not parallel with art movement.
B. is out because in chronological order rather than by art... , in ... and by.... - are not parallel
C. seems ok for me, its a bit awkward, but it is the best choice, (I would say "to organize the exhibit in chronological rather than [in - i am not sure here] art movement order".
D and E are out, because it comes that DECISION organized the exhibit, however it is assumed that curator did this.

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22 May 2010, 11:38
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Many critics reproved the curator's bold decision to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement.

A. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
B. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than by art movement
C. to organize the exhibit according to chronological order rather than according to art movement
D. that organized the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
E. that organized the exhibit by chronological order rather than by art movement

Dear dixitraghav,

C is my choice

A is out, because idiom is X rather than Y, where X and Y should be parallel, in chronological order rather than art movement - odd, since cronological order is not parallel with art movement.
B. is out because in chronological order rather than by art... , in ... and by.... - are not parallel
C. seems ok for me, its a bit awkward, but it is the best choice, (I would say "to organize the exhibit in chronological rather than [in - i am not sure here] art movement order".
D and E are out, because it comes that DECISION organized the exhibit, however it is assumed that curator did this.

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C, as explained by Pkit.

@Pkit : In C, We don't need art movement order..!!. "rather according to art movements" is OK
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22 May 2010, 11:43
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dixitraghav wrote:
Many critics reproved the curator's bold decision to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement.

A. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
B. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than by art movement
C. to organize the exhibit according to chronological order rather than according to art movement
D. that organized the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement
E. that organized the exhibit by chronological order rather than by art movement

Dear dixitraghav,

C is my choice

A is out, because idiom is X rather than Y, where X and Y should be parallel, in chronological order rather than art movement - odd, since cronological order is not parallel with art movement.
B. is out because in chronological order rather than by art... , in ... and by.... - are not parallel
C. seems ok for me, its a bit awkward, but it is the best choice, (I would say "to organize the exhibit in chronological rather than [in - i am not sure here] art movement order".
D and E are out, because it comes that DECISION organized the exhibit, however it is assumed that curator did this.

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C, as explained by Pkit.

@Pkit : In C, We don't need art movement order..!!. "rather according to art movements" is OK

I am afraid the OA is not C
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22 May 2010, 12:15
dixitraghav wrote:
I am afraid the OA is not C

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24 May 2010, 07:23
My pick is (B)

I think C is wordy.

What is the OA?
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24 May 2010, 10:41
OA ia C , can somebody explain this?
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24 May 2010, 14:00
dixitraghav wrote:
OA ia C , can somebody explain this?

In your earlier post.. you said C is not OA.

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24 May 2010, 19:18
B seems to be the right answer as is also discussed at the forums in beatthegmat.

order in chronological is the right idiom
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24 May 2010, 20:00
B seems to be the right answer. What is OA
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24 May 2010, 20:31
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the parallelism here is exhibit 'in chronological order'....rather than..[exhibit (implied)] by art movement

B is the best choice. C is wordy.
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24 May 2010, 22:38
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the parallelism here is exhibit 'in chronological order'....rather than..[exhibit (implied)] by art movement

B is the best choice. C is wordy.

What is the correct OA for this ?

If C is wrong then why ?
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24 May 2010, 22:51
I'll go with B
the idiom X rather than Y.
X is chronological order, and the preposition is "in"
Y is art movement, and the preposition is "by" because you dont say "in art movement"
hence they are parallel
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24 May 2010, 23:03
I would go for B for the reasons already mentioned.
And actually according to beatthegmat the OA is B
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25 May 2010, 08:10
It is not clear for me if the OA is B or C?
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25 May 2010, 12:04
Can we please put OA and not play around here?
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26 May 2010, 06:00
Could someone please post the OA? IMO, it is "C" since "b" does not conform to the rules of parallelism.
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27 May 2010, 06:43
The correct answer is B. I fouund this question in beatthegmat forum. The explanation in that forum is as follows:
B is the correct choice.

A. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement - Eliminate. Looks like the curator decided to do art movement.
B. to organize the exhibit in chronological order rather than by art movement - Correct by POE
C. to organize the exhibit according to chronological order rather than according to art movement - Eliminate."according to chronological" is wrong. The idiom is "in chronological order"
D. that organized the exhibit in chronological order rather than art movement - Eliminate. "that" suggests that decision organized the exhibitE. that organized the exhibit by chronological order rather than by art movement. Eliminate. "that" suggests that decision organized the exhibit .

If anyone post the question in the forum ,please post the OA by using spoiler .
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