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30 Sep 2012, 16:35
I think the only time when a verb needs to be repeated is when their is ambiguity in meaning. Ex :
I know Akash more than my sister.

One meaning is : I know more about Akash than my I know about brother.
Another meaning : I know more about Akash than my brother knows about him.

In such cases we use verbs to remove the ambiguity. Having said that we dont need any helping verb here as it is clear we are talking about the sales figures of different lines.

That takes sold/did out. So A,B and C are out.

In between D and E. E wins as D is breaking the parallelism or introducing error by using sales as if something else is being compared before.

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Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Oct 2012, 11:20 The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40% more than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly 3 times as much as the Basic Block line's sales

In the original sentence , DID after tiny truck line isnt required because we are comparing ... ABC line sold more than the XYC line . sounds more correct than ABC line sold more than the XYC line did , or ABC line sold more than the XYC line scored. The third part of this comparison is also awkward, the passage should try to convey , that ABC line sold 40% more than XYZ line and nearly 3 times as much as the basic blocks line .. (no need to mention sales again and again ) ...

E. the Teeny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line

E removes the DID or sales at the end of Teeny trucks line , and also removes sales from the third comparison point. .I do not think that by removing those we loose the meaning whereby we can think that we are comparing TT line's sales to the other two products rather than the sales of those products..
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22 Oct 2012, 21:57
I guess we are comparing sales .

A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly 3 times as much as the Basic Block line's sales. ( Parallel)
..i chose A

B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were (Comparing sales, concise, but use of "trucks did" not parallel)

C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales ( Not parallel)

D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks' sales ( Not parallel)

E. the Teeny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line ( They forgot the tiny part, if its a noun how can u modify noun ? )
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23 Aug 2013, 03:17
The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40 % more than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly three times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales. A. Same as underlined above B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly three times what the Basic Blocks sales were C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly three times as much as Basic Blocks' sales D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly three times as much as Basic Blocks' sales E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly three times as much as Basic Blocks' line Moderator Joined: 02 Jul 2012 Posts: 1223 Location: India Concentration: Strategy GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.8 WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities) Followers: 124 Kudos [?]: 1484 [0], given: 116 Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million [#permalink]

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23 Aug 2013, 04:14
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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40 % more than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly three times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales. A. Same as underlined above B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly three times what the Basic Blocks sales were C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly three times as much as Basic Blocks' sales D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly three times as much as Basic Blocks' sales E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly three times as much as Basic Blocks' line This question has already been discussed extensively in this topic.. Please do let us know if you have further queries... _________________ Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button. Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types Intern Joined: 29 Dec 2012 Posts: 6 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 4 Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million [#permalink]

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01 Sep 2013, 07:51
I went with B. Here is my analysis.

A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly 3 times as much as the Basic Block line's sales
Does not have ||ism. left part has main verb 'did' but the right has no main verb.

B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were
Both the left part and the right part have the main verbs. Correct parallelism. Correct choice.

C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales
left part has main verb sold but the right part has no main verb.

D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks' sales
Wrong comparison. 3.5 million worth of toys us wrongly compared.

E. the Teeny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line
Same as above.
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06 Sep 2013, 00:48
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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40% more than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly 3 times as much as the Basic Block line's sales. A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and nearly 3 times as much as the Basic Block line's sales B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks' sales E. the Teeny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line E is the correct answer because you need to compare apples to apples. Compare all three lines. Not 2 lines and one sale. Manager Joined: 05 Feb 2015 Posts: 68 Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship Schools: ISB '16, IIMA , IIMB, IIMC WE: Information Technology (Health Care) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 8 Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2015, 02:16
Can someone please explain whats wrong with A?
Not convinced with E
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