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Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.


(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field

(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business

(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business

(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

Originally posted by gmatchase on 30 Sep 2012, 19:11.
Last edited by Bunuel on 24 Jan 2019, 23:41, edited 1 time in total.
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gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field


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This question is about comparing apples to apples.
"growth of information technology" should be compared with "growth of any other business field" and thatswhy A, B, C are incorrect.
D is incorrect becasue of growing of information technology.
Hence E is the correct answer.

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gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field


Please answer with explanations


This question is about comparing apples to apples.
"growth of information technology" should be compared with "growth of any other business field" and thatswhy A, B, C are incorrect.
D is incorrect becasue of growing of information technology.
Hence E is the correct answer.

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Great explanation from Capricorn369 already. Just wanted to chime in with a general suggestion on this type of mistake.

Consider the following example:

"My car's gas mileage is worse than your car."

Same type of mistake here; we're comparing my car's gas mileage to you car. The GMAT loves to test this kind of comparison mistake – we're comparing an attribute of one object to another object itself. We need to compare object-to-object, atribute-to-atribute to stay logical.

There are a couple ways to fix the problem in my example sentence:

"My car's gas mileage is worse than your car's."
"My car's gas mileage is worse than that of your car."
"My car's gas mileage is worse than your car's gas mileage."

These examples are all correct. The GMAT prefers the first two fixes because the third makes what they were testing too obvious. Moral of the story: whenever you notice this kind of mistake, look for the choices that include a possessive or "that" as a quick fix.

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gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field


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Hi Gmatchase

For any "Parallelism" type question, you should be on the lookout for markers i.e. something which connects a list. for ex. and, but, than etc.

Here we find "than". Then you should see if it compares two similar entity. In this case the entity compared are
"growth of information technology" and
"any other business field"

Here the entities are not parallel. You can either make the first entity similar to second entity or vice versa, whichever makes sense.
The second entity should be changed to "growth of any other business field". Now you will have to resort to process of elimination

The only option left out would be E which correctly uses relative pronoun "that" for "growth of".

Hope it helps!
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Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

here GMAT is not that willing to test you over " business filed " and " field of business" anyone can be chosen as long as the rest of the sentence is right

the " growth " we are talking about is the comparable parameter ; "than that" states that the "growth" in IT has been more than " any other business field"

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
the only right choice-E
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Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.


Over the last 20 years - indicates that the effect of the event started 20 years ago and the effect still remains - hence present participle has
growth of information technology - its singular - and must be compared to growth in any other business field
that of - does this comparison

(D) and (E) remains

(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
-the growing -is a complex gerund . it should not be used under normal circumstances , when we have a better action noun alternative - i.e. growth

Hence (E) remains and qualifies for the correct answer !
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
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doing as a pure noun is a process. action noun is a fact . so, if the split is doing/action noun, normally action noun is correct.
I meet this split many times but I am not satisfied with the reason why doing is wrong.
pls, explain more of doing.
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gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.


(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field

(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business

(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business

(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field


I can come to E but there is a problem
growth is more rapid than that of any other business field
but lag behind emerging fields
growth can not lag behind emerging field logically it can lag behind that of emerging field.
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