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D changes the meaning somewhat implying minivans cost less only when they carry seven people.

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A is 100% Correct

Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers - cost less

This statement means that when minivans are carrying as many as seven people hold the following attributes and implies that they might not when not carrying these people

Statement A says Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and compared with - . This is simply a statement of fact
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[quote="eybrj2"]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

In the above sentence we are comparing some traits of minivans and SUVs. "carry as many as seven passengers" is not the part of comparison. It is just a fact about minivans. We are not saying anything about how many passengers can SUVs carry compared to minivans. Keeping that and parallelism in mind :-

A. Correct : Minivans X and , compared to SUVs, A, B, C and D .....
B. modifier *which..* implies that minivans which carry seven passengers have the aforesaid traits
C. parallelism problem
D. modifier *carrying....* implies that minivans which carry seven passengers have the aforesaid traits.
E. modifier *which..* implies that minivans which carry seven passengers have the aforesaid traits


Features compared between minivans and SUVs - cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.
excluding the feature of as many as seven passengers.

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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



According to my source, OA is D.
However, I found that OA is A in other websites.
Between A and D, which one is correct?


A uses way too many "and"s, D improves on this but at the same time incorrectly uses carrying as many as seven passengers....A is better but then does incorrectly use "and"

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How is the comparison maintained in this sentence? Totally stumped by this question I picked D. Detailed analysis anyone? Thanks!


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

I will give it a try....Option B,C and E are ruled out
I Chose D while solving it under timed condition but I think A is the Answer.
So now Lets look at Sentence Structure of A

Clearly Subject is : Minivans
Verb: Consider Sentence Structure
" Compared with most sport utility vehicles,Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.
In this structure verbs are Carry and List of others verbs having structure V2,V3,v4 and v5

Here Compared with most sport utilitiy vehicles is a Verb-ed modifier and it is the placement of this modifier which creates a confusion.

Now let's look at Sentence Structure D
"Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,

Carry is converted to Carrying (Verb-ing modifier). Verbing modifier after comma does one of the 2 things
1. present result of the preceding clause or
2. Present additional information about the clause.

In this sentence structure, we only have a Subject which is Minivans and not a complete clause and hence the placement of this modifier does not look appropriate.
Moreover this construction also changes the meaning of the sentence.
Note that Noun modifier should be close to the noun entity being modified. In this Sentence Structure, we have Noun, Modifier 1(verb-ing), Modifier 2(Verb-ed).
Modifier 2 could have been better placed

Clearly A looks better

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Great analysis I would like to add if we change the structure a bit the sentence makes more sense and then you can see the comparison properly...

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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.

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

Good question definitely on the higher side in terms of difficulty..
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The reason we are tested on sentence correction is to ensure that we are able to express ourselves clearly (in terms of meaning and grammar). This said, I have noticed that some of the hardest questions test us primarily on meaning. Anyways, let's analyze the sentence.


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,
This is the correct answer
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
In general when an -ing modifier is preceded by a comma it either presents the result or describes the preceding clause. In this case we have a noun preceding the comma, thus the use of -ing results un-necessary.

I ruled out D for this reason.
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Why elements in A are not considered forming a run on sentence.

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.

whereas in other question a-recent-poll-indicates-that-many-people-in-the-united-18679.html
following option is considered run on.
C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time
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To be honest, i do not know how A is the answer. But answer choices B,D and E can be eliminated because in these choices the subject 'Minivans' does not have a verb associated with it.
Choice C seems to have a modifier and parallelism error.
So A!!
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Great analysis I would like to add if we change the structure a bit the sentence makes more sense and then you can see the comparison properly...

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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.

Modified

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

Good question definitely on the higher side in terms of difficulty..




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Glad that you could understand the reasoning..



So is this possible because the presence of the word AND this is possible to invert to link COMPARED to the MINIVAN?

Also how would this change if the comma came before the AND? so ,AND compared instead of AND, Compared

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To analyze between A and D you have to check the meaning.

A -> Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and cost less,...
They carry as many seven passengers and they cost less

D -> Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, cost less,...
They cost less because they carry as many as seven passengers? It doesn't make sense

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The parallelism is - "cost", "get", "allow" and “have" (all verbs). So, the only answer is D. "Carry" and "compared" are not the parallel items here. You got confused in the parallelism part.
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One must be clear about the comparison aspect in this question between MVs and SUVs. That the minivans carry seven passengers is just a description of the minivans’ feature and not part of the comparison with SUVs. Therefore, the comparison part should be delinked from the carriage capacity by a conjunction ‘and’, which is why A is correct. All the other four choice jumble up the comparison with the carrying capacity and end up wrong.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --- Comparison is limited to cost, mileage, comfort and ride ; correct.
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, --- carriage is part of the comparison; wrong
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they -- comparison includes carriage

D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, ---- comparison jumbled up with other four factors.

E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they – same as in B, C and D.

Of course, if we go deeper, we do have many other modification errors. But the comparison is most revealing as an error marker.
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One must be clear about the comparison aspect in this question between MVs and SUVs. That the minivans carry seven passengers is just a description of the minivans’ feature and not part of the comparison with SUVs. Therefore, the comparison part should be delinked from the carriage capacity by a conjunction ‘and’, which is why A is correct. All the other four choice jumble up the comparison with the carrying capacity and end up wrong.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --- Comparison is limited to cost, mileage, comfort and ride ; correct.
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, --- carriage is part of the comparison; wrong
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they -- comparison includes carriage

D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, ---- comparison jumbled up with other four factors.

E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they – same as in B, C and D.

Of course, if we go deeper, we do have many other modification errors. But the comparison is most revealing as an error marker.


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I guess from that perspective, it does make sense with an 'and'. However, I picked D precisely because A reads to me like:
Minivans carry xx and, yy, zz, ss, and ww.

Forgive me ignorance but isnt there simply too and 'and's in this construction?

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One must be clear about the comparison aspect in this question between MVs and SUVs. That the minivans carry seven passengers is just a description of the minivans’ feature and not part of the comparison with SUVs. Therefore, the comparison part should be delinked from the carriage capacity by a conjunction ‘and’, which is why A is correct. All the other four choice jumble up the comparison with the carrying capacity and end up wrong.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --- Comparison is limited to cost, mileage, comfort and ride ; correct.
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, --- carriage is part of the comparison; wrong
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they -- comparison includes carriage

D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, ---- comparison jumbled up with other four factors.

E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they – same as in B, C and D.

Of course, if we go deeper, we do have many other modification errors. But the comparison is most revealing as an error marker.


daagh,

I guess from that perspective, it does make sense with an 'and'. However, I picked D precisely because A reads to me like:
Minivans carry xx and, yy, zz, ss, and ww.

Forgive me ignorance but isnt there simply too and 'and's in this construction?


There are 2 sets of items:

Set A: NOT compared with utility vehicles- this set consists of only one item ("carry" - xx in your construction)

AND

Set B: compared with utility vehicles - this set consists of 4 items ( "cost", "get", "allow" AND "have" - yy, zz, ss and ww in your construction)

Thus two AND's are required (as highlighted above in blue)

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iMO : A - What is the intended meaning of the Sentence ? The sentence is trying to convey 2 things :
1) Minivans carry as many as Seven passengers
2) Compared to most SUV, cost less, etc etc

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, - Looks correct
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, - Only those minivans which carry as many as seven passengers changes the intended meaning of the original sentence
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they - Parallelism
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, - Similar to B
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they - Similar to B

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Pls help me understand this Q correctly...

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


OA given is D. I'm not sure if it is okay with having two participles (i.e. carrying~, compared~). I went to A since after the comma we have comparisons. Pls elaborate your answer further? Thanks.


I am confused. Is the OA 'A' or 'D'? Also can someone please elaborate the difference between 'A' & 'D' in details. Thanks in advance!!


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OA has to be A...
A properly maintains parallelism ...
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.

The problem in D is-
Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,--
Modifier over modifier is an error here..
the VERB+ing modifier is wrongly used here..
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The OA attached to the question is A, while most of the comments suggest the answer as D. May I know which one is the correct choice?


A is correct.

Using 2 modifiers one after the other is awkward and is generally wrong in GMAT. Chetan has already explained this in his post just above yours.

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Though initially i also selected A but on rethinking D can be the answer

Will try to explain...

Since cost is uncountable so "less" is preferred over "lower". This leaves us with A,B and D. B has an ambiguous "they".

I think the author is not simply trying to compare minivans with SUVs rather he comparing a minivan loaded with 7 passenger with most SUVs. D does that comparison very well.

Does that make sense???

oops i took the Question otherways :roll:
anyways why cant be the comparison be of general minivans?

here there are two cases :
(1) general minivans
(2)minivas loaded with 7 and more people
Again in the question stem we are comparing minivans with other utility vehicles hence it makes sense if we compare minivans in general ,their capacity and cost efficiency etc. with other vehicles

I would like to know how we will decide among above two ,that is actual intent in the statement

is too many and s creating a problem in (A)



D is definitely wrong.
If we take the grammar aspect
carrying and compared are past and present participle modifiers that modify Minivans. Both are parallel but they should be connected by and not comma
Minivans, carrying 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.
But even after taking grammar into account the intended meaning changes.

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Pls help me understand this Q correctly...

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


OA given is D. I'm not sure if it is okay with having two participles (i.e. carrying~, compared~). I went to A since after the comma we have comparisons. Pls elaborate your answer further? Thanks.


I am confused. Is the OA 'A' or 'D'? Also can someone please elaborate the difference between 'A' & 'D' in details. Thanks in advance!!


Though,I completely understand all the explanations of option A,I somewhat did not understand the parallelism in A.
In A : Minivans carry... and compared...
Here ,I feel that carry is a verb and compared is a verb-ed modifier.(because,minivans do not do the action of comparing,so "compared" is not a verb). So,how will a verb be parallel to a verb-ed modifier? Does it not violate the rule for parallelism?

Can someone please help me identify where I am going wrong in my understanding?

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