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# The guiding principles of the tax plan released by the Treas

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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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04 Dec 2008, 10:31
samlosco wrote:
pawan203 wrote:
Why not B?

"Have a significance" doesn't really make sense

how? what error is it : modifier, idiom, parallelism - i'm not able to figure out?

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04 Dec 2008, 10:34
pawan203 wrote:
Why not B?

Okie, what do you prefer

One green ball and one black ball

A ball that is green or a green ball ....Better ? -Green Ball

one green new and one green old ball

A green ball that is new or a green ball....Obvioudly the former...since that has something essential to provide

(A)even a greater significance for the economy than
(B) a significance that is even greater for the economy than

In B, "Greater" describes significant using modifier that..if it were 2 economies and we havt to further point that it was signifcant to one and not to other, we may have used "that"

A does the same job succintly . "greater significance"

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14 Mar 2009, 08:57
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 got it wrong

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14 Mar 2009, 09:14
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The "have" in the stem is not an auxiliary verb. If it were, then you could consider C.
cici wrote:
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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Re: SC: do or have? [#permalink]

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14 Mar 2009, 10:54
why not A(the original sentence)?
pls underline the SC Q,always:)
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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14 Mar 2009, 11:30
cici wrote:
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 went for C bacause I thought "have" at the end is parallel with "could have".
But I got it wrong

why isn't "have" parallel with the "have" from 'could have'??

IMO , C will mean that guiding principles have the particulars of the plan but the sentence is trying to compare a greater significance for the economy as cited by the guiding principles and the particulars of the plan.

I think D is fine.

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14 Mar 2009, 11:44
Thanks botirvoy, nice explanation.

@ nitya: I feel that "a" is redundant in "a greater significance" because comparative form accounts for one to one comparison. Otherwise, article in between adverb and adjective violates the grammatical form. In this case "an even geater significance" would be good.

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Re: SC: do or have? [#permalink]

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14 Mar 2009, 20:35
cici wrote:
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 went for C bacause I thought "have" at the end is parallel with "could have".
But I got it wrong

why isn't "have" parallel with the "have" from 'could have'??

From icandy: Would you please underline and stop giving out what you think the OA is or why an answer is wrong.

The parallelism here is principles of the tax plan released .....the particulars of the plan do. So D is correct.
It is the release of the principles of the tax plan could have greater significance. You will be comparing that to the release of the particulars of the plan.

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Re: SC: do or have? [#permalink]

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14 Mar 2009, 21:07
pls do not post the OA or any answer choice u got wrong. U will get biased answers.
Now coming to the question, we wAnt to compare wht will have a greater significane for the economy- guiding principles or the particlurs of the plan? D is the best for this.

quote="cici"]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

[color=#FF0000]I went for C bacause I thought "have" at the end is parallel with "could have".
But I got it wrong
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why isn't "have" parallel with the "have" from 'could have'??

From icandy: Would you please underline and stop giving out what you think the OA is or why an answer is wrong.
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14 Mar 2009, 23:20
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Thanks botirvoy, nice explanation.

@ nitya: I feel that "a" is redundant in "a greater significance" because comparative form accounts for one to one comparison. Otherwise, article in between adverb and adjective violates the grammatical form. In this case "an even geater significance" would be good.

wow, this is my 500th post....

Priyankur, "even a greater significance" doesn't sound odd.. do you see any other problem with A compared to D ? By the way, "do"/"could have" should have come at the end of the sentence. So, A is better than D.

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15 Mar 2009, 09:47
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
Thanks botirvoy, nice explanation.

@ nitya: I feel that "a" is redundant in "a greater significance" because comparative form accounts for one to one comparison. Otherwise, article in between adverb and adjective violates the grammatical form. In this case "an even geater significance" would be good.

wow, this is my 500th post....

Priyankur, "even a greater significance" doesn't sound odd.. do you see any other problem with A compared to D ? By the way, "do"/"could have" should have come at the end of the sentence. So, A is better than D.

A has neither of them.

Yes, A has neither one of them. But D uses "do" at a wrong place..

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15 Mar 2009, 10:05
sanjay_gmat wrote:
Yes, A has neither one of them. But D uses "do" at a wrong place..

The part that you are referring to is inverted - I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

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25 Oct 2009, 02:55
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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27 Oct 2009, 05:12
A..Comparision is done between guiding principles and particulars of the plan....
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27 Oct 2009, 08:27
Guys please elaborate more ,the Sentence can be reduced to

the W have greater Xs than do Ys.

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27 Oct 2009, 10:08
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

could have greater significance than do
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15 Nov 2009, 03:37
Question for you guys.

Why should we use DO instead of HAVE

have ... than ... have seems pretty parallel.

What is the grammatical rule that says DO should be prefered?

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23 Nov 2009, 10:36
Can anyone answer the last question, according HAVE/DO ? I am also not sure.
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24 Dec 2009, 07:27
A is ambiguous - does it mean the tax could have been a greater significance for the economy than for the particulars of the plan or the the tax could have been a greater significance for the economy than particulars of the plan (could have been)?

B is wrong - misplace of the even greater
C is wrong - have been not have
E Should not use have

cici wrote:
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

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
D

I went for C bacause I thought "have" at the end is parallel with "could have".
But I got it wrong

why isn't "have" parallel with the "have" from 'could have'??

From icandy: Would you please underline and stop giving out what you think the OA is or why an answer is wrong.

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05 Mar 2010, 08:56
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A..Comparision is done between guiding principles and particulars of the plan....

hi can u pls tell me whre am i wrong...

here we r compairing the significance(noun) of guiding principles(noun),and particulars of the plan(noun) on economy and as per my info when we compoare actions then we use "do".....

so how can we use do here for nouns

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