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# Since oil was discovered within the city, the standard of

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06 Oct 2013, 06:37
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Since oil was discovered within the city, the standard of living in Dubai has soared,but the cost of living too.

A.but the cost of living too
B.and also the cost of living
C.but so has the cost of living
D.and so also the cost of living
E.but so did the cost of living

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Since oil was discovered within the city, the standard of living in Dubai has soared,but the cost of living too.

A.but the cost of living too
B.and also the cost of living
C.but so has the cost of living
D.and so also the cost of living
E.but so did the cost of living

You need parallel structure for two elements:
- Standard of living has soared.
- Cost of living has soared.

'A has soared and so has B' or 'A has soared but so has B' would be the most appropriate construction. Note that (E) is incorrect because it uses 'did' but we alctually need 'has' as the auxiliary verb. The verb is missing in (A) and hence it is incorrect.
Here you use the 'but' construction because there is contrast.
Standard of living has soared so great but sadly cost of living has soared too.
Therefore, (B) and (D) are also incorrect.

(C) is correct.
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17 Jan 2019, 22:52
here i could not understand the contrast part. if standard of living is increasing, then it is expected that cost of living will also increase. can we use 'but' here ?
if A is increasing and B is decreasing, then only usage of 'but' would have been more accurate.
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18 Jan 2019, 00:15
There are many ways to select correct option but i checked for parallelsim 1st..

Error: Has Soared
Ans: c( has the cost of living)

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