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# Some mathematicians argue that to permit a candidate to win

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17 Feb 2012, 12:20
What is OA? I feel all choices are wrong.

A. to permit a candidate to win an election because they have won a plurality vote is like ranking a student
B. permitting a candidate to win an election because they have won a plurality of votes is like ranking a student
C. permitting candidates to win elections because they have won a plurality of votes is like to rank a student
D. permitting a candidate to win elections because they have won a plurality of votes is like ranking a student
E. to permit candidates to win elections because they have won a plurality of votes is like ranking students
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20 Feb 2012, 17:15
C would have been correct if parallelism is maintained.
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21 Feb 2012, 04:29
The correct answer is C. "They" should refer to "candidates" and in the end it should be "student" instead of "Students".
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21 Feb 2012, 07:04
Guys, there is a mistake in answers - google this phrase and you will find a Kaplan post in beat the gmat blog,
the correct answer (shocker!) should be

Do you notice the next one here? “To permit” should be “permitting” in order to make it parallel with “ranking”. Thus, the sentence should read:

Some mathematicians argue that permitting candidates to win elections because they have won a plurality of votes is like ranking a student who earned three A’s and two F’s higher than one who got two A’s and three B’s.

So... either this question is experimental, or the author just made a typo in the answer choices
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21 Feb 2012, 09:52
Thanks for clarifing. I would still like to see the correct question/anwsers.
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21 Feb 2012, 11:27
+1 for C

wrong use of "they" and parallelism.
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22 Jun 2013, 18:35
I checked the Kaplan book.

The OA is -

permitting candidates to win elections ......is like ranking a student.

OA removes pronoun ambiguity altogether. Parallelism is also established.
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08 Oct 2013, 01:34
what is wrong with B? aren't permitting and ranking parallel
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19 Nov 2017, 22:14
OA from Kaplan is D.
This post has a serious error in D, so this post needs to be modified.
According to the original post, "candidates" in D => D is correct.
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