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The price of gasoline saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than in any previous ten-year period.

(A) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than in any previous
(B) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than they did in any previous
(C) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than what it did in any previous
(D)fluctuated more between 2000 and 2010 than in any
(E) fluctuated more between 2000 and 2010 than they did in any

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Answer - A
Concepts tested: Comparisons, Pronouns

A – Uses the right comparison and pronouns.
B - To what ‘they’ refers is not clear.
C - The use of the pronoun ‘what’ is inappropriate in such comparison contexts.
D - ‘Other’ is missing – the comparison is between this 10-year period and others – ‘other’ is needed to bring out this meaning unambiguously.
E - Same as B and D
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Originally posted by aragonn on 12 Oct 2018, 05:43.
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The price of gasoline saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than in any previous ten-year period.

(A) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than in any previous
(B) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than they did in any previous
(C) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than what it did in any previous
(D)fluctuated more between 2000 and 2010 than in any
(E) fluctuated more between 2000 and 2010 than they did in any

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Official Explanation:



Answer - A
Concepts tested: Comparisons, Pronouns

A – Uses the right comparison and pronouns.
B - To what ‘they’ refers is not clear.
C - The use of the pronoun ‘what’ is inappropriate in such comparison contexts.
D - ‘Other’ is missing – the comparison is between this 10-year period and others – ‘other’ is needed to bring out this meaning unambiguously.
E - Same as B and D


Confused between A and D , if you go with meaning A is saying "the price saw more fluctuation" this seems little absurd how price saw anything thats why choose D.

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viv007 - verb point of view all choices are correct, the difference is in what we are comparing. "the price saw more fluctuation" this is very common term , you can even find it in newspapers as well. I can see where your doubt coming from. well this is not the way we usually speak in day to day life, but GMAT is not about that. Usually you have to find the USP of the problem. such as in this case its comparison. in general consider all aspect of a sentence. right entities for comparison is very important.
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aragonn wrote:
The price of gasoline saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than in any previous ten-year period.

(A) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than in any previous
(B) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than they did in any previous
(C) saw more fluctuations between 2000 and 2010 than what it did in any previous
(D)fluctuated more between 2000 and 2010 than in any
(E) fluctuated more between 2000 and 2010 than they did in any

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Correct Answer must be (A) for the highlighted errors in other options...

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