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The management of the minor league team considered raising

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The management of the minor league team considered raising admission and parking fees so that the costs would be higher than they had been charged in more than five years.


so that the costs would be higher than they had been

so that they were higher than those had been

so that fees would be higher than they were

to a higher level than had been

to a level higher than that had been

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 05:45
It's a difficult question. I don't agree with "so that" because we can use it with adjectives and adverbs, or has other mean. Between D and E I choose D, because i think "that" reffers to level. what is the OA?

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 06:05
ssandeepan wrote:
The management of the minor league team considered raising admission and parking fees so that the costs would be higher than they had been charged in more than five years.


so that the costs would be higher than they had been

so that they were higher than those had been

so that fees would be higher than they were

to a higher level than had been

to a level higher than that had been


i think level should be before higher.
level higher seems to make more sense than higher level

vote for E

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zoinnk wrote:
ssandeepan wrote:
The management of the minor league team considered raising admission and parking fees so that the costs would be higher than they had been charged in more than five years.


so that the costs would be higher than they had been

so that they were higher than those had been

so that fees would be higher than they were

to a higher level than had been

to a level higher than that had been


D


I'm sorry, but you didn't explain what's wrong with "so that".

D and E can't be right, since level is compared with something that is charged.

A - costs are not charges. So, A is not right.

B - okay, although "they" may not be clear

C - I don't see anything wrong with this choice.

C should be it.

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 10:53
Hi,

The problem with "so that" is that is it has having a recurrent problem. It does not match with "raising" and "fees" . More essentially you are using "the costs". This 'cost' is not required to be there since fees mean the thing. Choice D or E would give you the same meaning till here and help in removing the extra words.

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 11:22
consider X to Y.

Between D and E... I will go with E

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 14:43
By using X to Y , we can eliminate A, B and C .now among D and E
..admission and parking fees

D ) to a higher level than had been
E ) to a level higher than that had been

E looks like a better parallel structure . to a level higher than that(fees) had been
'But admission and parking fees' should be plural and it should have been ..to a level higher than those(fees) had been
That leaves D as the only option .

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 17:16
the that is just plain unnecessary in E, making it awkward. than had been charged is clearly the most effective way to express that the admission and parking fees went up to a level higher than had been charged previously.

Answer: D

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New post 27 Aug 2008, 16:58
I Pick E.

I don't like that the infinitive is split in D - to a higher level is different in meaning from to a level higher.

Plus the use of "that" in choice E correctly points out the comparison.

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OA is D

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