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Project SC Butler: Day 77: Sentence Correction (SC1)


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Recent surveys indicate that an increasing number of commuters have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving to work in the gridlock of city traffic.

(A) have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving

(B) have chosen taking public transportation rather than to drivie

(C) choose to take public transportation rather than to drive

(D) choose to take public transportation rather than driving

(E) choose to take public transportation instead of driving


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Recent surveys indicate that an increasing number of commuters have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving to work in the gridlock of city traffic.

(A) have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving(driving is not parallel to to take)

(B) have chosen taking public transportation rather than to drive( taking is not parallel to to drive)

(C) choose to take public transportation rather than to drive ( correct parallelism is maintained)

(D) choose to take public transportation rather than driving( to take is not parallel to driving)

(E) choose to take public transportation instead of driving ( same as in D, Rather than is preferable to instead of)

Will go with choice C.

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Project SC Butler: Day 77: Sentence Correction (SC1)


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Recent surveys indicate that an increasing number of commuters have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving to work in the gridlock of city traffic.

(A) have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving

(B) have chosen taking public transportation rather than to drivie

(C) choose to take public transportation rather than to drive

(D) choose to take public transportation rather than driving

(E) choose to take public transportation instead of driving


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IMO Option C is correct as it maintains parallelism in its tenses.
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New post 22 Jan 2019, 19:50
X rather than Y is correct form.

X and Y should be parallel. Only option C has this parallelism.

Also instead is used when we are talking in terms of Replace.

Here instead does not make sense.

IMO C. All other choices have faulty parallelism error.
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Recent surveys indicate that an increasing number of commuters have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving to work in the gridlock of city traffic.

The subject is not "commuters" but "the increasing number of commuters", so there is a singular subject. We can rule out A and B because of subject-verb agreement.

We have to respect the parallelism. Chose to take public transportation rather than to drive
This rules out D and E
C is the correct one.

(C) choose to take public transportation rather than to drive
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New post 23 Jan 2019, 08:30
Official Explanation :

The underlined portion contains an incorrect comparison: to take is not parallel to driving, so eliminate (A), as well as (D), and (E), which repeat the error.

Choice (B) is also not correct: to drive is not parallel to taking.

Using take and drive makes the sentence parallel, so the correct answer is (C).
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Recent surveys indicate that an increasing number of commuters have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving to work in the gridlock of city traffic.

(A) have chosen to take public transportation rather than driving --> "to take" isn't parallel w/ "driving"

(B) have chosen taking public transportation rather than to drive--> "taking" isn't parallel w/ "to drive"

(C) choose to take public transportation rather than to drive --> correct: "to take" is parallel w/ "to drive"

(D) choose to take public transportation rather than driving--> "to take" isn't parallel w/ "driving"

(E) choose to take public transportation instead of driving--> "to take" isn't parallel w/ "driving" and only a noun(no a clause) can be used after "instead of"
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