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Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than are those for suburban retailers.

(A) are those for suburban retailers
(B) what suburban retailers experience
(C) suburban retailers are
(D) suburban retailers' early struggles do
(E) early struggles of suburban retailers

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Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than are those for suburban retailers.

(A) are those for suburban retailers
(B) what suburban retailers experience
(C) suburban retailers are
(D) suburban retailers' early struggles do
(E) early struggles of suburban retailers


Whats wrong with D, isn't the meaning more clearer.?

Was confused between A and D , finally chose D , as felt that the comparison was more clearer in D.
What is the flaw here.
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Whats wrong with D, isn't the meaning more clearer.?

Was confused between A and D , finally chose D , as felt that the comparison was more clearer in D.
What is the flaw here.


Hi stne ,

Look at the explanation I have given below:

As per the meaning of the sentence, we are comparing the failure rate of two different struggles.

Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than are those for suburban retailers.

(A) are those for suburban retailers

(B) what suburban retailers experience --> what usage is incorrect here.

(C) suburban retailers are --> Comparing failure rate of one with retailers. OUT.

(D) suburban retailers' early struggles do --> Using possessive form here is incorrect. As per the first part we have struggles of X. Therefore, we should use struggles of Y. Comparing Struggles of X with Y's struggles is not ||. Hence, D is out.

(E) early struggles of suburban retailers --> Comparing action with noun. Hence, out.
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Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than are those for suburban retailers

Personally I don't think any of the options is 100% correct. what are more likely to result in failure ? "struggles for urban retailers" hence we should've a noun on the other side "struggles for suburban retailers"

Example:- Apples from orchard farm are more likely to taste good than apples from store

Closest possible answer should be E, Can someone please comment on my reasoning.

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stne wrote:
Whats wrong with D, isn't the meaning more clearer.?

Was confused between A and D , finally chose D , as felt that the comparison was more clearer in D.
What is the flaw here.


Hi stne ,

Look at the explanation I have given below:

As per the meaning of the sentence, we are comparing the failure rate of two different struggles.

Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than are those for suburban retailers.

(A) are those for suburban retailers

(B) what suburban retailers experience --> what usage is incorrect here.

(C) suburban retailers are --> Comparing failure rate of one with retailers. OUT.

(D) suburban retailers' early struggles do --> Using possessive form here is incorrect. As per the first part we have struggles of X. Therefore, we should use struggles of Y. Comparing Struggles of X with Y's struggles is not ||. Hence, D is out.

(E) early struggles of suburban retailers --> Comparing action with noun. Hence, out.


abhimahna option E properly compares early struggles of urban retailers with early struggles of sububrban retialers..
plz specify what is noun and what is action here???

daagh please clarify
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than are those for suburban retailers.

(A) are those for suburban retailers
(B) what suburban retailers experience
(C) suburban retailers are
(D) suburban retailers' early struggles do
(E) early struggles of suburban retailers


Imo A
The original sentence as it is correct
B is wrong
C wrong comparison
D wrong comparison
E wrong comparison
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Answer: A

Constructions like the one in the underlined section in this question can be difficult to make sense of. First try to understand the meaning of the sentence. To contrast with "early struggles for urban retailers are...," we should have something like "early struggles for suburban retailers are." However, it is preferable to move the verb so that it doesn't end the sentence (as it does in (C) and (D)), leaving us with: "are early struggles for suburban retailers." There's no need to repeat "early struggles," so we can replace those two words with the pronoun "those." Finally: "are those for suburban retailers," choice (A).

Choice (B) eliminates the parallelism between each type of retailer's early struggles by replacing "early struggles" with "experience."

(C) and (D) end in a verb which, as noted, isn't what the GMAT prefers.

(E) has no verb at all, so again, the parts of the sentences referring to the two types of retailers are not parallel.
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Can't option C be written as "Many retailers struggle in their first year, but financial data collected by government auditors suggest that early struggles for urban retailers are more likely to result in failure than (early struggles for) suburban retailers are" ?

Why is this incorrect? Could someone please comment on this?
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