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The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are.

a. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are
b. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous than predators are
c. Tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are
d. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as predators
e. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as other predators are

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a. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are - Incorrect - Usage of 'the reason' is redundant here as the word 'because' itself serves as a reasoning part

b. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous than predators are - Incorrect - Idiom error - 'as dangerous as' is the correct idiomatic usage

c. Tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are - Correct - Removes redundancies and no errors are found.

d. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as predators - Incorrect - Comparison error. Dangerous nature of elephants is compared to predators.

e. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as other predators are - Incorrect - Meaning error + 'other' is not required.

Answer: C
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New post 22 Oct 2017, 07:25
how option E is wrong ? I don't think "other predators" changes the meaning
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how option E is wrong ? I don't think "other predators" changes the meaning


"other predators" makes elephants predators.
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D) The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as predators.

In my opinion, D is the closest contender. Why do you think it is wrong?

I think "The reason that X is that Y" is acceptable in GMAC's book.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-reason-t ... 99794.html

Can it be that as ... as requires an "are" at the end of the sentence? Is that "are" obligatory?
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I narrowed it down to C and D and chose D - can anyone explain whats wrong with my reasoning?

1. X are as dangerous as Y ARE. -> imo theres not need to repeat "are"?

2. Also, I dont see any meaning error in D. Elephants are as dangerous as predators. Isnt that a legitimate comparison?


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IMO D.
Even I feel that usage of 'are' is unnecessary here because comparison is between elephant and predators and not the existence of these animals.
Other predictors is incorrect as elephant is not predator.
The main subject of the sentence is 'reason'. How can option C be correct?
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The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are.

a. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are - Reason and because mean the same thing. Hence, redundant
b. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous than predators are - as X as Y is the correct idiom. As x than Y is incorrect.
c. Tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are - Correct
d. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as predators - Here "as" is used to set out comparison, however to express comparison as must be followed by a clause. Here as is followed by a noun.
e. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as other predators are - as dangerous as other predators are means that elephants are also predators.
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Actually there is no reason why D should be wrong. However, I can say that the test writers clearly prefer "X because Y" to "The reason (that) X is that Y".

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The basis of comparison to the same degree is as and, in nonassertive
contexts, also so (both having the correlative as):


John is as polite as Bob (is).
John is not so / as polite as Bob (is).

John behaves as politely as Bob (does).
John doesn't behave so / as) politely as Bob (does).

Quirk et al.
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talking about things with the same quality

2.124 If you want to say that a thing or person has as much of a quality as
something or someone else, you can use a structure based on the word as in
front of a qualitative adjective. Usually this adjective is followed by a phrase
or clause that also begins with as.

This can be a phrase beginning with the preposition as

You’re just as bad as your sister.
…huge ponds as big as tennis courts.
Takings were as high as ever.

a clause introduced by as

Conversation was not as slow as I feared it would be.
The village gardens aren’t as good as they used to be.

Collins Cobuild

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Can we have an expert opinion between options "C" and"D".
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The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are.

a. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are -we don't need a because.
b. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous than predators are -"than" is wrongly used
c. Tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are -Correct
d. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as predators -When "as" is used as a comparison marker, it should be followed by a clause.
e. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as other predators are -Meaning change

P.S. Main point to remember here is the usage of "as" as a comparison marker.

When "like" is used as a comparison marker, then it is followed only by a noun. However, when "as" is used as a comparison marker, it is followed by a clause. A clause is combination of noun and verb. "D" doesn't have the verb "are" after last "predators". Hence D is wrong.

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Can we have an expert opinion between options "C" and"D".


A clear case of concision- In C the same idea is expreseed in fewer words, hence one must prefer C to D: C uses simple "because" instead of "The reason that... is that".

(Note that omitting "are" is not a problem in D.)
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I have noticed that "The reason..... is that" phrase is always wrong on GMAT question. Am i correct?
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