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The Parthenon is larger than usual for a Doric temple, with the eight columns on the short sides and seventeen on the long ones rather than the typical six and thirteen.

(a) usual
(b) is usual
(c) has been usual
(d) one usually is
(e) it is usual
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19 Jun 2007, 17:13
misterJJ2u wrote:
The Parthenon is larger than usual for a Doric temple, with the eight columns on the short sides and seventeen on the long ones rather than the typical six and thirteen.

(a) usual
(b) is usual
(c) has been usual
(d) one usually is
(e) it is usual

I think Option is E is more suitable. Here is the reason why
a. Parthenon is not larger than "USUAL"
b. Grammatically incorrect
c. Should have been " That is usual for a doric"
d. "one" doesnt make a difference between a person or place
e. Comparing apples to apples here.
P is larger than " It is usual for a doric temple".
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19 Jun 2007, 19:25
Option B is best: parallelism... is larger than is usual
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19 Jun 2007, 19:32
misterJJ2u wrote:
The Parthenon is larger than usual for a Doric temple, with the eight columns on the short sides and seventeen on the long ones rather than the typical six and thirteen.

(a) usual
(b) is usual
(c) has been usual
(d) one usually is
(e) it is usual

I come across this SC before.Paul has provided nice xplanation here:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7091
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19 Jun 2007, 19:39
B it is .When comparing to a subgroup is usual should be used.
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20 Jun 2007, 07:04
'it' is ambiguous in E, hence E is wrong.

replace 'usual' with 'typical' and it will be clear that A is wrong.

has to be B.
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20 Jun 2007, 07:07
goalsnr wrote:
misterJJ2u wrote:
The Parthenon is larger than usual for a Doric temple, with the eight columns on the short sides and seventeen on the long ones rather than the typical six and thirteen.

(a) usual
(b) is usual
(c) has been usual
(d) one usually is
(e) it is usual

I come across this SC before.Paul has provided nice xplanation here:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7091

thanks boss. I selected A using my ear. But, Paul explanation is good.
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20 Jun 2007, 09:18
OA is B.
20 Jun 2007, 09:18
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