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The new sports car is heavier than <usual> for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

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19 Jul 2004, 02:09
anuramm wrote:
The new sports car is heavier than <usual> for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

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By POE, I can surely eliminate B, D and E. Between A and C, I am in a fix. Perhaps A...

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19 Jul 2004, 02:13
(D) it is,

(A) makes an improper comparison.
(B) "it" has no referent.
(C) "one" has no referent
(E) has a tense problem.
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19 Jul 2004, 02:49
I think I'll agree with mba...

Why does it always happen like this??
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19 Jul 2004, 06:03
anuramm wrote:
The new sports car is heavier than <usual> for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.
A) usual
B) it is usual
C) one usually is
D) is usual
E) has been usual
Thanks.

I think, this one is from OG.

this checks the parallelism. ...is heavier...is usual. The actual sentences reads that 'new sports car is heavier than usual for a car', it is not clear what is usual for a car (bad: What usual for a car ). need a verb here to make it a clear referent.
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19 Jul 2004, 08:37
D was my choice...

expalnation... here the comparision is the ''weight'' of the sports vehicle...

the new sports car is heavier ( in wieght) than IS usual'' what is usual here ...it's the weight of the CAR...

and D perfects that.

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15 Jul 2011, 21:01
can any body explain why D. I was inclined more towards C
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