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236. Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.
(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing
(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of
(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of
(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely
(E) Degler does more than merely summarize
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01 Dec 2008, 06:52
IMO E
236. Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.
(A) Degler does more than merely summarizing - does and summarizing are not parallel
(B) Degler’s study is more than a mere summarizing of - he can not refer to Degler's
(C) Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of - perfect tense is wrong here
(D) Degler’s study has done more than summarize merely - same error as B
(E) Degler does more than merely summarize - does is parallel to summarize
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01 Dec 2008, 07:26
E for parallelism.
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31 Mar 2011, 23:08
Between A & E, why E?
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01 Apr 2011, 01:32
prasforgmat wrote:
Between A & E, why E?

E looks better than A in terms of parallelism. However, none of 5 options seem correct to me.
E) Degler does more than merely summarize
"summarize" does not agree with subject "Degler"
After reading this thread, http://www.beatthegmat.com/degler-t39590.html
I am not so clear about this problem
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27 Apr 2011, 08:02
windofchange wrote:
prasforgmat wrote:
Between A & E, why E?

E looks better than A in terms of parallelism. However, none of 5 options seem correct to me.
E) Degler does more than merely summarize
"summarize" does not agree with subject "Degler"
After reading this thread, http://www.beatthegmat.com/degler-t39590.html
I am not so clear about this problem

OA please
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navami wrote:
windofchange wrote:
prasforgmat wrote:
Between A & E, why E?

E looks better than A in terms of parallelism. However, none of 5 options seem correct to me.
E) Degler does more than merely summarize
"summarize" does not agree with subject "Degler"
After reading this thread, http://www.beatthegmat.com/degler-t39590.html
I am not so clear about this problem

OA please

OA is E.

Be careful here. The term "more than" isn't really used to compare two things--it's used to indicate a higher degree/intensity of an action verb.

Normally, "summarize" doesn't match with the singular subject "Degler." But in this case, you are not just saying "Degler summarizes"----rather, you are saying "Degler does more than [action verb]..."

So in this case, GMAT is not testing you on Apples Vs Oranges (Framework #2). It's also not testing you on X&Y consistency.

Simply saying "Degler does more than merely (just) summarize XYZ" is fine.

As is "Degler is more than just a giant."
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I am new to this forum, this is my first post. Really appreciate the explainations you guys have given, but this is the way I approached this question:

In the sentence "Degler does more than merely summarizing"

merely -> adverb
summarizing -> noun (gerund: noun formed from verb summarize)

since an adverb can't modify a noun, merely can't modify summarizing.

Merely can modify verb summarize, therefore E is correct.
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16 May 2011, 10:06
gmatking800 wrote:
I am new to this forum, this is my first post. Really appreciate the explainations you guys have given, but this is the way I approached this question:

In the sentence "Degler does more than merely summarizing"

merely -> adverb
summarizing -> noun (gerund: noun formed from verb summarize)

since an adverb can't modify a noun, merely can't modify summarizing.

Merely can modify verb summarize, therefore E is correct.

spot on explanation mate.
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