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# quot;To tackle the issue of congressional campaign spending

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quot;To tackle the issue of congressional campaign spending [#permalink]

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18 Sep 2011, 12:37
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"To tackle the issue of congressional campaign spending is becoming embroiled in a war which is raging between those who support public financing with those who would lift the limitson the amount political parties and individuals may donate"
A
B.Becoming embroiled in a war raging among those who support public financing with
c.to become embroiled in a war raging between those who support public financing and
D.to become embroiled in a war which is raging between those who support public financing and
E.becoming embroiled in a war which is raging between those who support public financing and
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19 Sep 2011, 00:29
'To x .. is to y' is the correct structure.

C and D use the correct structure.

Of C and D, C is correct since D is wordy. C is precise.
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19 Sep 2011, 01:14
I am with 'E'.

Can somebody pls clarify on using ' to become' vs 'becoming' in this question.

Experts Pls help.
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19 Sep 2011, 02:59
raghavakumar85 wrote:
'To x .. is to y' is the correct structure.

C and D use the correct structure.

Of C and D, C is correct since D is wordy. C is precise.

Thanks!
NOW I get it. I was having problem comprehending the meaning of the sentence. now I understand that the two actions(A:tackling the issue of congressional campaign spending )and(B:becoming embroiled in a war) are expresed as equivalents....as in, say,....'laughing is living'. Earlier i wasnt able to make out wtf the question meant.

Also can someone tell me what is the level of this question? I hv just started preparing and cant make out the dificulty level yet....
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raghavakumar85 wrote:
'To x .. is to y' is the correct structure.

C and D use the correct structure.

Of C and D, C is correct since D is wordy. C is precise.

Thanks!
NOW I get it. I was having problem comprehending the meaning of the sentence. now I understand that the two actions(A:tackling the issue of congressional campaign spending )and(B:becoming embroiled in a war) are expresed as equivalents....as in, say,....'laughing is living'. Earlier i wasnt able to make out wtf the question meant.

Also can someone tell me what is the level of this question? I hv just started preparing and cant make out the dificulty level yet....
I'd rate this as a mid-level question. It's got a clean split between the answer choices; as soon as you recognize "To A is To B" then you've got a 50/50 chance. On the other hand, the rules governing proper use (or misuse, as in D) of the word 'which' are a common source of GMAT error.
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19 Sep 2011, 15:50
I picked C. thanks for the explanations.
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07 Nov 2011, 12:55
"To tackle the issue of congressional campaign spending is becoming embroiled in a war which is raging between those who support public financing with those who would lift the limitson the amount political parties and individuals may donate"
A
B.Becoming embroiled in a war raging among those who support public financing with
c.to become embroiled in a war raging between those who support public financing and
D.to become embroiled in a war which is raging between those who support public financing and
E.becoming embroiled in a war which is raging between those who support public financing and

To X is To Y
Between X and Y

I chose C.
If D were
D.to become embroiled in a war that is raging between those who support public financing and

Then which is preferred answer ? C or D
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07 Nov 2011, 13:23
There was post that was very similar to the answer provided here that had the rule? To X is to Y parallellism structure. I have not ran across it until today, but it seems that this board has seen it quite often.
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08 Nov 2011, 04:37
Ans-C,

Close tie between C & D.Both parallelism and idiom correctly.
Two things to note-
1. Parallelism- To X is To Y
2. Idiom- Between X and Y

Now between C & D- Select answer that is concise.
Hence C.
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28 Nov 2011, 21:53
raghavakumar85 wrote:
'To x .. is to y' is the correct structure.

C and D use the correct structure.

Of C and D, C is correct since D is wordy. C is precise.

Thanks - i was getting confused- reading your explanation helped a lot
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