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# Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation i

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26 Oct 2017, 02:55
Hi
I face issue in comparison problems while deciding how to decide whether to compare THE AMOUNT OF CIRCULATION in different periods OR THE DIFFERENT PERIODS

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AbdurRakib wrote:
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Question No.: 784

Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation in the six months from October 1995 through March 1996 than a similar period a year earlier.

(A) a similar period
(B) a similar period’s
(C) in a similar period
(D) that in a similar period
(E) that of a similar period

In D, that seems to stand in for the circulation, as follows:
D: Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation in the six months from October 1995 through March 1996 than the circulation in a similar period a year earlier.
Here, the phrase in blue refers to the sales figures for each newspaper:
Newspaper A = 1,000,000 copies.
Newspaper B = 900,000 copies.
Newspaper C = 875,000 copies.
But the phrase in red -- THE circulation -- implies that a year earlier ONE SPECIFIC CIRCULATION was shared by all of the newspapers.
It is illogical to compare the different sales figures for each newspaper to one specific circulation.
Eliminate D.

The OA implies the following:
Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation in the six months from October 1995 through March 1996 than [they had circulation] in a similar period a year earlier.
Here, the words in brackets are omitted but implied.
The result is a logical comparison: the sales figures for each newspaper from October 1995 through March 1996 are compared to the sales figures for each newspaper in a similar period a year earlier.
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16 Dec 2017, 02:39
Hi Chetan2u,

Option B does not compare the period to circulation rather it compares "the circulation in six months from october 1995 through march 1996" to "the circulation a year earlier".
Here a year earlier should modify the period not the circulation hence B is wrong.
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12 Jan 2018, 00:57
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AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2018

Practice Question
Sentence Correction
Question No.: 784

Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation in the six months from October 1995 through March 1996 than a similar period a year earlier.

(A) a similar period
(B) a similar period’s
(C) in a similar period
(D) that in a similar period
(E) that of a similar period

In D, that seems to stand in for the circulation, as follows:
D: Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation in the six months from October 1995 through March 1996 than the circulation in a similar period a year earlier.
Here, the phrase in blue refers to the sales figures for each newspaper:
Newspaper A = 1,000,000 copies.
Newspaper B = 900,000 copies.
Newspaper C = 875,000 copies.
But the phrase in red -- THE circulation -- implies that a year earlier ONE SPECIFIC CIRCULATION was shared by all of the newspapers.
It is illogical to compare the different sales figures for each newspaper to one specific circulation.
Eliminate D.

The OA implies the following:
Most of the country’s biggest daily newspapers had lower circulation in the six months from October 1995 through March 1996 than [they had circulation] in a similar period a year earlier.
Here, the words in brackets are omitted but implied.
The result is a logical comparison: the sales figures for each newspaper from October 1995 through March 1996 are compared to the sales figures for each newspaper in a similar period a year earlier.

What if the question was about only one newspaper. E.g. Country X's biggest daily newspaper had lower circulation in the six months from Oct 95 through Mar 96 than..........
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