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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.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they

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20 Jul 2010, 07:36
IMO D

sbsharma wrote:
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.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
and isn't required

B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
they isn't required

C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
they isn't required

D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,

E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and
they

they isn't required

P.S.: this is just my understanding, my answer might be incorrect with other members on this forum
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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.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --> the correct way of using and is "...., and...."
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, --> 'they' can refer to 'sport utility vehicles' or 'Minivans'
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they --> awkward
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --> 'carrying as many as seven passengers' is correctly modifying Minivans and 'cost less' is parallel with 'get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride'E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they --> awkawrd

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20 Jul 2010, 08:50
I was between A and D.

Went for D ... after looking answer, I was happy;

But when I searched -- seems like OA is A not D
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20 Jul 2010, 08:59
Check this out..

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Can you please check the OA?
There's some confusion b/w A & D.
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29 Jul 2010, 23:00
I have checked the other link .there also OA is D..............I fell for A

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29 Jul 2010, 23:57
A Good Question. Didnt see the incorrectly placed "and" and selected A over D.
D is it.

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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.
A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they

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Obvious D , a perfect question with two modifiers.

When there are too many words between verb and subject, error mostly lies in between both of them.

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30 Oct 2010, 02:42
uhmm can you pls explain this with a little detail?

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31 Oct 2010, 03:06
Dude...The answer to this one is A and not D
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... t6094.html

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31 Oct 2010, 03:09
I advise u to check the source ur referring to-this is a GMAT Prep question if I am not wrong!

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psychomath wrote:
Dude...The answer to this one is A and not D
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... t6094.html

Thanks for the link.

I did answer A and then tried to figure out why D was right.

D sounded as if all the other qualities are true only when minivan is carrying seven passengers.

I thought that 'and' after seven passengers was awkward in A, but an instructor in MGMAT forum explains why it is ok.

OA is A according to manahattan GMAT forum, so you should check the OA once again studen26.
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18 Nov 2010, 19:19
But I think D means that only the minivans those carry as many as 7 people cost less....etc.... here carrying 7 people is an essential part.... but after reading the question, I thought Carrying 7 peoples is just an additional fact....
So, option D changes the meaning....
Here my question is whether wrong usage of 'and' is considered more erroneous than 'change of meaning'.... by GMAC

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18 Nov 2010, 19:50
Got this one wrong. I picked A.

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18 Nov 2010, 22:58
somehow even i feel that D changes the meaning.
Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with....
even though 'carrying as many as passengers' is modifying minivans, if we see idiom 'compared with' 'X compared with Y', then the whole context changes.
Hence i feel A is correct.
even though 'and' is used in A , subject is still minivans, which is being compared with sports utility vehicles.

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19 Nov 2010, 07:58
A.

D -> If you remove adjectival phrase that starts with carrying, the sentence becomes

Minivans compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,..

Here comma starts even before the list.. wrong choice?

A -> If you remove phrase that starts with compared, the sentence becomes

Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and cost less,...

Here if you think of phrase 'compared with most sport utility vehicles' as an adverbial phrase modifying the sentence then 'and' before the phrase makes sense.

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how can it be D?

Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with ---> this literally means the comparison with the SUVs is taking place at the moment when the minivans are carrying as many as 7 people... imagine a snapshot: a minivan with 7 people... and a SUV next to it and a bystander makes this comment... "carrying" seems to give me that impression.

A seems better to me

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For those of you who picked A you are the winners (also picked A and was upset when saw that people were claiming that OA is D )

nicely explained by Ron Purewal (im big fan of him )

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... t6094.html
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