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# SC: Parallel Construction

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Prior to 1975, commercial banks could offer more varied account services than thrift institutions, albeit to a limited segment of the population.

more varied account services than thrift institutions

more varied account services than could thrift institutions

varied account services more than thrift institutions

varying account services more than could thrift institutions

more varying services than thrift institutions could

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29 Oct 2006, 19:41
I think it is B...
Is the sentence in choice E complete?

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29 Oct 2006, 20:22
I'll pick A ...

commercial banks could offer more varied account services than thrift institutions <could offer> (Ellipsis)
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30 Oct 2006, 00:33
One more for b. Comparison is correct.

commercial banks could offer more varied account services than could thrift institutions

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30 Oct 2006, 03:00
more varied account services can't be compared with thrift institutions.. Don't think A fits the bill.

B for me.

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30 Oct 2006, 11:27
Nsentra wrote:
Prior to 1975, commercial banks could offer more varied account services than thrift institutions, albeit to a limited segment of the population.

more varied account services than thrift institutions

more varied account services than could thrift institutions

varied account services more than thrift institutions

varying account services more than could thrift institutions

more varying services than thrift institutions could

A,C-> Wrong comparison

D -> more X than Y is the correct idiom

Between B and E, go with E
E completed means that
X could offer more services than Y could (offer)

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30 Oct 2006, 11:49
app and ora . . . B

E changes meaning from account services to services.

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30 Oct 2006, 13:36
Banks COULD offer more varied services than COULD thrift institutions...

B.

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30 Oct 2006, 13:37
kidderek wrote:
app and ora . . . B

E changes meaning from account services to services.

OA is B

Although I didn't think 2nd could was necessary.. This is according to PR.

Does anyone know if GMAT would want a 2nd could or if it should be assumed?

here is what PR said:

[i] â€œThanâ€

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30 Oct 2006, 19:20
B should be read as :

banks could offer more varied account services than thrift institutions COULD

without the COULD the statement would wrongly end up comparing: account services and thrify institutions.

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30 Oct 2006, 19:20
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