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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with sport utility vehicles, most cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

A. and make it easy for passengers to get in and out
B. and allow passengers to get in and out easily
C. and allow passengers to get in and out more easily
D. make it easier for passengers when getting in and out
E. allow passengers to get in and out more easily

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Option C is incorrect because the list isn't finished and this option shows the start of a new list?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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22 Jul 2013, 05:55
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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with sport utility vehicles, most cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

A. and make it easy for passengers to get in and out
B. and allow passengers to get in and out easily
C. and allow passengers to get in and out more easily
D. make it easier for passengers when getting in and out
E. allow passengers to get in and out more easily

This is not from GMATPrep, this is the original question: minivans-carry-as-many-as-seven-passengers-and-compared-103961.html

This is the correct version of it:
Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

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Option C is incorrect because the list isn't finished and this option shows the start of a new list?

Yes. Generally speaking the last element of a list should have "and". "I do X,Y and Z" is correct over "I do X and Y and Z" if we want to make a list
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22 Jul 2013, 06:01
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16 Jun 2016, 08:18
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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with sport utility vehicles, most cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

A. and make it easy for passengers to get in and out
B. and allow passengers to get in and out easily
C. and allow passengers to get in and out more easily
D. make it easier for passengers when getting in and out
E. allow passengers to get in and out more easily

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Option C is incorrect because the list isn't finished and this option shows the start of a new list?

There is a list ro consider -

Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with sport utility vehicles,
most cost less,
get better gas mileage,
allow passengers to get in and out more easily ,
and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

This answer will undoubtedly be (E)

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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with sport utility vehicles, most cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

A. and make it easy for passengers to get in and out
B. and allow passengers to get in and out easily
C. and allow passengers to get in and out more easily
D. make it easier for passengers when getting in and out
E. allow passengers to get in and out more easily

The theme concentrates on the positive effects of the minivans against the SUVs, they are cost effective, comparative good mileage ,good in/out facility and smooth ride as cars do.

A- another and changes the meaning of the sentence
B-Same
C-Same
D- it has no direct reference, it should refer to minivans, which is plural
E-Correct

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19 Feb 2017, 12:49
I think it is C.... allow passengers to get and to have .... do it is the third and for minivans

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19 Feb 2017, 13:55
There are two aspects : one is operation features and the other is consumer perception. So we need an 'and' here as the first list is about operational features. Option C is apt as to compare we need "more easily"

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19 Feb 2017, 15:47
Option d is correct as 'and' is not required since it is not last item in the list. Also, need to keep parallelism of comparison between thing of minivan and that of other sport utility vehicles...

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19 Feb 2017, 15:52
My bad. Option E makes sense and aay better than option d

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19 Feb 2017, 19:10
most cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like

The comparison should be in parallel. Moreover "and" is used in later part of the sentence, and have a smoother, more car-like. So there is no need to use before it.

So eliminate a, b and c. In D, usage of" it" is wrong.

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19 Feb 2017, 21:35
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There are two aspects : one is operation features and the other is consumer perception. So we need an 'and' here as the first list is about operational features. Option C is apt as to compare we need "more easily"

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My Bad. It should be E as there is already an and before in the statement and only one list of items will make sense !

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19 Feb 2017, 22:40
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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with sport utility vehicles, most cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

A. and make it easy for passengers to get in and out
B. and allow passengers to get in and out easily
C. and allow passengers to get in and out more easily
D. make it easier for passengers when getting in and out
E. allow passengers to get in and out more easily

here non underlined part will provide 3:2 split or rather answer..
we have two "and" in one list , in this case that makes answer choice wrong ..
so we can get rid of A,B,C...
between D and E
E is better than D....

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14 Aug 2017, 22:57
How option C is wrong here , not able to understand
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14 Aug 2017, 23:15
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How option C is wrong here , not able to understand

IMO:

we have a list here ,and in the non underlined part we have already "and" to complete the list.All positive aspect in one list....two "and" are not required here .

cost less, get better gas mileage, and make it easy for passengers to get in and out, and have a smoother, more car-like ride.

"and" after" make " is violating the list ....So C is wrong.

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