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The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

(A) even a greater significance for the economy than
(B) a significance that is even greater for the economy than
(C) even greater significance for the economy than have
(D) even greater significance for the economy than do
(E) a significance even greater for the economy than have

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New post 11 Sep 2004, 22:41
D for me too. It seems right to the ear!!!

Anyways, can anyone give a grammatical explanation on why D is better than C or why we need "do" instead of "have"

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yes if someone could explain the rules of using "do" I would greatly appreciate it.

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The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

(A) even a greater significance for the economy than
(B) a significance that is even greater for the economy than
(C) even greater significance for the economy than have
(D) even greater significance for the economy than do
(E) a significance even greater for the economy than have

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This is a typical GMAT trap. Answer in my opinion should be D. do is the only verb one can use along with the second part of the sentence.

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My pick in this case would be B.

do is generally used when first part of the comparison uses action verbs.

Treasury Department people prepare tax plan better than IRS people do.

could have in not-underlined portion indicates we need "have", if at all we need this.

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New post 03 Nov 2005, 18:08
The OA is D.

But I don't agree with the answer since the comparison is screwed up. For example:

[guiding principles] + [verb] than [particulars] + [ verb] is correct.

However, option D gives

[guiding principles] + [verb] than [do] + [particulars]

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New post 03 Nov 2005, 19:34
The objects in comparison
1) The guiding principles of the tax plan
2) The particulars of the plan

1) The guiding principles of the tax plan has a significance for the economy.
2) The particulars of the plan have a significance for the economy.
= The particulars of the plan do.

I guess (D) is correct.
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B,E - Incorrect. Usage of '.....a signifcance....' - Singular.
The sentence starts with 'The guiding principles' - Plural

Out of A,C, D
A,C - Incorrect usage of '.....than have.....'
D - Correct usage of ...than do....'

Hence D is the answer.

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All,

The source is 1000SC. Who generated this document? I still don't think the comparison is correct.

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The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.
(A) even a greater significance for the economy than
(B) a significance that is even greater for the economy than
(C) even greater significance for the economy than have
(D) even greater significance for the economy than do
(E) a significance even greater for the economy than have

I thought A was fine. What are the thoughts of this forum? I am not sure why A is not good enough.

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New post 08 Jan 2006, 10:37
It should be 'D'.


'A' is wrong because it fails in comparison.

We need to compare "a greater significance for the economy" by "the particulars of the plan", but 'A' compares "the particulars of the plan" itself.

I hope this is clear. Please post the OA too.

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Guys...I need help. Can someone explain to me the diff b/w C and D?

(C) even greater significance for the economy than have
(D) even greater significance for the economy than do

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The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

A. even a greater significance for the economy than

B. a significance that is even greater for the economy than

C. even greater significance for the economy than have

D. even greater significance for the economy than do

E. a significance even greater for the economy than have

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New post 23 Aug 2007, 22:00
vineetgupta wrote:
D it is.
This is the explanation given in the SC tips by anandnk:

The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

(A) even a greater significance for the economy than
(B) a significance that is even greater for the economy than
(C) even greater significance for the economy than have
(D) even greater significance for the economy than do
(E) a significance even greater for the economy than have

D is indeed best in SAE.

In SAE, we generally use do to replace regular verbs, i.e., verbs that are not linking verbs, verbs that use modals, etc.

For example:

Megumi speaks Japanese better than I do.

But you already knew that, I'm sure.

Look at the following examples for something (perhaps) new:

Megumi has visited more countries than I have.

We can use have again because have is an auxiliary verb here.

Megumi has more skirts than I do.

Here, has is NOT an auxiliary verb, and in SAE, we cannot use the verb have in the second bit.


Could you please explain why C is wrong ? Why 'do' scores over 'have' ?

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have ....have makes the sentence parallel and lures to choose C.

But have is not correctly placed. The sentence means "The principles COULD have a greater significance than the particulars DO (already) have".

But have in the option has been placed before particulars. Not making correct sense.

but if we use Do. Then it will come like ' than do the particulars (already have ).

So i will go with D.

Had the question been something like this

blah blah... the Treasury Department (could removed) have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

then we would have said "than have blah blah blah"

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The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

A. even a greater significance for the economy than

B. a significance that is even greater for the economy than

C. even greater significance for the economy than have

D. even greater significance for the economy than do

E. a significance even greater for the economy than have

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Straight D.

The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even greater significance for the economy than do the particulars of the plan.
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D
The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

B,E are straight out -> a signi.... awkward

out A,C,D -> guiding priniciples have greater significance than do the particulars of the tax plan thus D

A,C lack proper comparison

A. even a greater significance for the economy than

B. a significance that is even greater for the economy than

C. even greater significance for the economy than have

D. even greater significance for the economy than do

E. a significance even greater for the economy than have
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Straight D.

The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even greater significance for the economy than do the particulars of the plan.


Hey, why "do" in D is not "could"? The reason I did not choose D [although it is at risk] is it has not "could" for the parallelism! Thanks!
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I need a help to understand the structure of "comparatives...i.e. more ~ than ~" Pls let me know when we need to have a verb (like do or have here) or when not. Thanks in advance.

The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treasury Department could have even a greater significance for the economy than the particulars of the plan.

(A) even a greater significance for the economy than
(B) a significance that is even greater for the economy than
(C) even greater significance for the economy than have
(D) even greater significance for the economy than do
(E) a significance even greater for the economy than have

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