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# st. johnтАЩs, newfoundland, lies on the

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st. johnтАЩs, newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as paris, france, but in spring st. johnтАЩs residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking shelter from a raging northeast storm.

(A) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking
(B) residents are less likely to sit at outdoor cafes, and more to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or be seeking
(C) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes, and more likely to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or to be seeking
(D) residents, instead of their sitting at outdoor cafes, they are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or seek
(E) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or to be seeking
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21 Aug 2003, 18:08
surat wrote:
st. johnтАЩs, newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as paris, france, but in spring st. johnтАЩs residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking shelter from a raging northeast storm.

(A) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking
(B) residents are less likely to sit at outdoor cafes, and more to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or be seeking
(C) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes, and more likely to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or to be seeking
(D) residents, instead of their sitting at outdoor cafes, they are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or seek
(E) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or to be seeking

i told them B, they replied A. why on earth i have to use passive voice in gmat, when i can use active voice?

Tough one under clock speed!

its not a case of passive construction

Its a case of parallelism

B. sit...brace....shovel ...seeking. Doesnt work
be seeking is unidiomatic.

C. "to be" seeking is unidiomatic and redundant ...seeking is
enough.

D. Sitting, Brace , Shovel , Seek. NOPES...doesnt work
also "their sitting" is improper usage

E Again ... "to be" seeking is redundant usage...and brace, shovel and seeking are not parallel.

A. Less likely to be doing X than to be doing Y. correct usage, proper parallelism. Bracing, Shoveling and Seeking
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26 Aug 2006, 08:31
I m with A on this..

first of all it maintains parallelism...sitting ...shoveling....etc..

also the idiomis less likely ...than to...
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Re: series of sc questions_7 [#permalink]

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26 Aug 2006, 08:34
Took my time on this one...

st. johnâ€™s, newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as paris, france, but in spring st. johnâ€™s residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking shelter from a raging northeast storm.

(A) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic
chills, shoveling snow, or seeking
Maintains ||ism : sitting/bracing/shoveling/seeking.

less likely ... than Idiom

(B) residents are less likely to sit at outdoor cafes, and more to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or be seeking
Breaks ||ism between sit/brace/shovel/seeking

(C) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes, and more likely to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or to be seeking

(D) residents, instead of their sitting at outdoor cafes, they are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or seek

(E) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or to be seeking
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Re: series of sc questions_7 [#permalink]

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09 Apr 2008, 18:03
I did this question at least 3 times and on all three occasions I got it wrong....

Guess I am not cut for it!!!
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