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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.
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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.
== as compared with is unidiomatic==

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.
== from that of is unidiomatic ==

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.
== correct ==

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.
== compared to comparably, less by refers to what?? ==

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.
== Contrasted with --> Compared to == Contrasted with cars..., the company == Apples-to-Oranges==

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I think B.

A, D, E are clearly not.

As for C, "below this year's comparably equipped cars and trucks." is unclear. below this year's WHAT OF comparably equipped cars and trucks??? "that" which refers to the "avg price" is missing here.

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I am going with B..

C seems to have a repition, below and decrese seem overlapping?? otherwise C seems OK

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Between B and C, vote B, for C is passive voice and sounds awkward.

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Another B.

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

from the red text, I don't get that the second part of the sentence is also referring to 'next year's price'. So C it out!

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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' 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.


Another B

In all other cases the average price is wrongly compared to cars trucks and what not

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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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New post 09 Apr 2007, 17:04
My asnwer is B.

A - "amounting to about $72" is wordy
C - "four-tenths of one percent in next year's models' average price, or about $72" sounds wierd. It should "four-tenths of one percent, or about $72" is correct comparison.

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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.


Think u might have me here.

D: eliminate. Compared to comparably... wrong.
E: contrasted with comparably equipped cars... the automobile company... wrong

I guess B.

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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.


A - compare cars and prices
B - that has not clear reference
C - price - cars again
D -Compared to c//////////, new models.... we have to compare the same things
E - Soso
E - correct


I disagree with Olga about E. The sentence seems awkward and on second reading implies that the car company is contrasted with the car.
I'd go with B. The "that" Olga pointed out doesn't pose any ambiguity here and it clearly references to the "average price".

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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

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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

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Good explanation- B for me

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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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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.


Looks like 'B'..

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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.

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Could anyone look into the following question and explain the rules applied:
Specifically why E is not correct?

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Option E is having modifier problem.

Contrasted with seemd to modify the automobile companies.


I would go for A. What is OA ?

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IMO B .. amounting to about ..seems awkward

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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.

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Well, I can point why (D) and (E) are out, though I cannot choose the correct answer from (A), (B) and (C)

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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.

Incorrect, meaningless comparison - Automobile company vs comparably equipped models

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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.

Same goes here - How can one contrast "comparably equipped cars and trucks" with "the automobile company"?

There are meaning errors in both of these sentences.

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