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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s

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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(A) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(B) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.

(C) The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models price, or about \$72, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.

(D) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about \$72, less by four-tenths of one percent.

(E) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

https://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/11/business/ford-cutting-average-price-on-cars-and-trucks-0.3.html

The Ford Motor Company announced today that the average price of its 1999 model cars and trucks will decrease three-tenths of 1 percent, or about \$61, from comparably equipped 1998 models. It dropped the prices of its highest-volume cars, the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, significantly.

Originally posted by faifai0714 on 06 Apr 2007, 00:21.
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I would say B.

A) A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
average price is compared to cars and trucks

b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year
"that" is also the average price. Therefore, the comparison is appropriate.

C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72\$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
average price is compared to cars and tracks

d) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72\$, less by four tenths of one percent.
models are compared to the automobile company

e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent
cars and trucks are compared or contrasted with the automobile company

hope this helps
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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(A) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
This is an incorrect answer as avg. price of next year's model is compared with cars and trucks. Only logical comparison should be either between prices of
cars & trucks for this year and next year or between the cars & trucks themselves.

(B) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.
This is the correct answer as it logically compares avg. price of next year’s cars and trucks with that of this year. Here "that of" refers to avg. price thus
showing an logical comparison.

(C) The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models price, or about \$72, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
This is also an incorrect answer as it compares decrease of price in next year model's to cars and trucks itself. Also decrease and below are redundant.

(D) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about \$72, less by four-tenths of one percent.
This is also incorrect. Same mistake as it compares this year's models with avg. price of next year's cars and trucks.

(E) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent.
This is an incorrect answer. Same mistake as in option D.

Overall only option B shows logical comparison and thus is clearly the correct answer.
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07 Apr 2007, 13:23
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B

in A

avg price of models ... as compared with cars .. Incorrect

In B

Avg price of cars decrease ... from that of comparably equipped models
This is correct comparison
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Darden2010 wrote:
Please provide explanations

The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about 72\$, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

A. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent amounting to \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.
B. The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.
C. The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models’ average price, or about 72\$, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.
D. Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about 72\$, less by four tenths of one percent.
E. Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

Pick B.
Cannot compare price with cars. Eliminate A.
'decrease' and 'below' are redundant in C. Eliminate.
'Compared to comparably equipped models' is awkward. 'decrease' and 'less' are redundant in D. Eliminate.
We are not contrasting cars with automobile company' Eliminate E.
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faifai0714 wrote:
The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(A) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(B) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.

(C) The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models price, or about \$72, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.

(D) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about \$72, less by four-tenths of one percent.

(E) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

https://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/11/business/ford-cutting-average-price-on-cars-and-trucks-0.3.html

The Ford Motor Company announced today that the average price of its 1999 model cars and trucks will decrease three-tenths of 1 percent, or about \$61, from comparably equipped 1998 models. It dropped the prices of its highest-volume cars, the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, significantly.

A- As compared with is wrong -Eliminate
B- hold on
C- below is redundant-Eliminate
D-models are compared with automobile company- Eliminate
E-Contrasted/compared models with auto compnay- Eliminate
Ans: B
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Hiennnt44 wrote:
What does "FROM" mean in the answer B?

The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.

All that "... from that of comparably equipped models this year" translates as "next year the price of cars and trucks will be four-tenths of one percent smaller than the price of comparably equipped models [ cars and trucks ] this year"

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A: usage of compared with is wrong.Compared with is used when we are comparing different things of same type.For example you can compare Skipping and running with jogging.All are different forms of the same type that is an Exercise.

B: from that is a clearer form of comparison.

Hence B is a clear winner.

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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

Sentence is comparing average price of next year's models to average price of comparably equipped cars and trucks this year. so that means with same feature and everything, next year's model will cost you less than what you are paying today for similar kind of vehicles. A is comparing price to the cost, not OK.

a) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

b) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year. : "THat of" ensures that you are comparing same entities. Price of X and Y.

c)The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year's models' average price, or about \$72, below this year's comparably equipped cars and trucks.

d)Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's cars and trucks would decrease about \$72, less by four-tenths of one percent.

e) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year's models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

Also the price will decrease from current years price - is okay.
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10 Mar 2019, 05:04
A compares average price to trucks and cars. So its out.
B is correct. ‘That’ is being used to refer to the average price.
C Same as A
D compares models to the automobile industry
E tries to // cars and trucks to the automobile industry

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The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(A) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease four-tenths of one percent, amounting to about \$72, as compared with comparably equipped cars and trucks this year.

(B) The automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease four-tenths of one percent, or about \$72, from that of comparably equipped models this year.

(C) The automobile company announced that there would be a decrease of four-tenths of one percent in next year’s models price, or about \$72, below this year’s comparably equipped cars and trucks.

(D) Compared to comparably equipped models this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s cars and trucks would decrease about \$72, less by four-tenths of one percent.

(E) Contrasted with comparably equipped cars and trucks of this year, the automobile company announced that the average price of next year’s models would decrease about \$72, or four-tenths of one percent.

https://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/11/business/ford-cutting-average-price-on-cars-and-trucks-0.3.html

The Ford Motor Company announced today that the average price of its 1999 model cars and trucks will decrease three-tenths of 1 percent, or about \$61, from comparably equipped 1998 models. It dropped the prices of its highest-volume cars, the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, significantly.

A and D: Compared to comparably is redundant, so Eliminate

E "Contrast to..." but the sentence doesn't imply any contrast, eliminate

C has "decrease" and "below" which is redundant

B is our answer!
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16 May 2019, 00:42
What does "FROM" mean in the answer B?
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09 Dec 2019, 12:32
Is A also wrong for using

, amounting to \$ 72 , this is not a full clause and is separated by two commas. This is not appositive or absolute modfiier either.

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