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# One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal

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One noted economist has made a comparison of the
Federal Reserve and an automobile as racing
through a tunnel, bouncing
first off one wall, then
the other; the car may get where it is going, but
people may be hurt in the process.

(A) made a comparison of the Federal Reserve and
an automobile as racing through a tunnel,
bouncing
(B) made a comparison between the Federal
Reserve and an automobile racing through
a tunnel, bouncing
(C) compared the Federal Reserve with an auto-
mobile as racing through a tunnel and which
bounced
(D) compared the Federal Reserve to an automobile
racing through a tunnel, bouncing
(E) compared the Federal Reserve with an auto-
mobile that races through a tunnel and it
bounces

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10 Apr 2004, 11:06
OA is D.

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18 Apr 2004, 10:05
i agree with the answer but i just wanted to know why B is wrong. it sounds grammatically correct. "made a comparison between a and b" sounds right to me althought it it is kinda wordy so is that the problem??

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18 Apr 2004, 10:07
Indeed, B is not grammatically flawed but is definitely wordier. D is more concised and stands as best
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26 Apr 2004, 07:03
i agree with the answer but i just wanted to know why B is wrong. it sounds grammatically correct. "made a comparison between a and b" sounds right to me althought it it is kinda wordy so is that the problem??

Here (B) is wrong because it alters the very meaning of sentence.
The author is trying to relate two different objects, while "comparison between x and y" means comparing similar objects. So as per (B) "Federal Reserve" and "Automobile Racing" belongs to same category. While what author is trying to relate "Federal Reserve" AS "an automobile....".

Correct me if I am wrong!

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26 Apr 2004, 08:32
mba wrote:
i agree with the answer but i just wanted to know why B is wrong. it sounds grammatically correct. "made a comparison between a and b" sounds right to me althought it it is kinda wordy so is that the problem??

Here (B) is wrong because it alters the very meaning of sentence.
The author is trying to relate two different objects, while "comparison between x and y" means comparing similar objects. So as per (B) "Federal Reserve" and "Automobile Racing" belongs to same category. While what author is trying to relate "Federal Reserve" AS "an automobile....".

Correct me if I am wrong!

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