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# More concrete and glass structures were constructed in the

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More concrete and glass structures were constructed in the decade of the 1960's <as any other did>.

a.as any other did
b.than in any other
c.as any other
d.than another period
e.than in any other period

I know what will you hit on.. just give me why one should be chosen over the other

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Re: SC - concrete and glass [#permalink]

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27 Nov 2003, 13:12
dj wrote:
More concrete and glass structures were constructed in the decade of the 1960's <as any other did>.

a.as any other did
b.than in any other
c.as any other
d.than another period
e.than in any other period

I know what will you hit on.. just give me why one should be chosen over the other

weird SC

More ..than is the correct idiom.

We have B ,D and E

D is wrong..another is incorrect usage...we need to compare one decade to all others..

E does not need period at the end..its may not be correct..since period

does not automatically mean a decade.

i would go for B, though i have my issues with this SC.

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27 Nov 2003, 13:41
thanks, preat

i got your point .. it 's B.
one more thing, as 'period' is nowhere mentioned in the opening sentence, its usage in the last can't be related.

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04 Dec 2003, 08:53
If it is B, then we assume that:

More concrete and glass structures were constructed in the decade of the
1960's than in any other DECADE.

E eschews this questionable assertion.

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04 Dec 2003, 11:56
stolyar wrote:
If it is B, then we assume that:

More concrete and glass structures were constructed in the decade of the
1960's than in any other DECADE.

E eschews this questionable assertion.

I think, this is what the sentence is trying to prove.

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04 Dec 2003, 14:38
stolyar wrote:
If it is B, then we assume that:

More concrete and glass structures were constructed in the decade of the
1960's than in any other DECADE.

E eschews this questionable assertion.

explain more...

what is questionable..what should be the correct idea ...what is not in

B..what is correct inE

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05 Dec 2003, 02:29
i think its E. coz B says..."than in any other "...any other what..is it
concrete or glass structures or decade. E corrects the ambiguity,

official ans?
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05 Dec 2003, 02:37
mbamantra wrote:
i think its E. coz B says..."than in any other "...any other what..is it
concrete or glass structures or decade. E corrects the ambiguity,

official ans?

ok..what does period mean...it should logically mean a decade

i guess this could be an example of ellipsis.

i still like B.

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05 Dec 2003, 04:43
may be u r right. i m a lil confused. ETS says, don't add unnecessary words. period may be unnecessary. official ans??

hey where r u getting these qs from? gmatplus?.
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05 Dec 2003, 04:47
mbamantra wrote:
may be u r right. i m a lil confused. ETS says, don't add unnecessary words. period may be unnecessary. official ans??

hey where r u getting these qs from? gmatplus?.

i did not post this SC.

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Re: SC - concrete and glass [#permalink]

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21 Aug 2010, 09:10
picked E . I wonder what all we need to take care of in SC.....whenever I feel that I am inching towards 85% accuracy , comets in form of these questions push it back to 75 -80 ...keep fighting man...keep fighting

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Re: SC - concrete and glass [#permalink]

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21 Aug 2010, 12:37
This is an excellent question!

I chose E as well!

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Re: SC - concrete and glass [#permalink]

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23 Aug 2010, 02:03
damn fell into the trap

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23 Aug 2010, 10:32
dj wrote:
i got your point .. it 's B.
one more thing, as 'period' is nowhere mentioned in the opening sentence, its usage in the last can't be related.

why can't period cannot be used in the sentence? i picked E as well thinking in B we are assuming it is still in terms of decade.

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