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The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent to the level of pollutants in the Ohio River.

(A) equivalent to the level of pollutants in

(B) the same as that in the level of pollutants in

(C) the same as the level of pollutants in

(D) equal to that of

(E) the equivalent of that in

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B ohoooo...

Have to compare rise to rise....
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Why is D incorrect here? It is also comparing the rise to the rise
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As far as I know in the GMAT equivalent or equal to is used for comparing quality not quantity.

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The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent to the level of pollutants in the Ohio River.

(A) equivalent to the level of pollutants in: ILLOGICAL COMPARISON, RISE WITH LEVEL.

(B) the same as that in the level of pollutants in: CORRECT COMPARISON, that REFERS BACK TO rise

(C) the same as the level of pollutants in: SAME AS CHOICE A

(D) equal to that of: ANTECEDENT FOR PRONOUN that IS AMBIGUOUS. BESIDES, that CANNOT REFER TO ENTIRE PHRASE 'rise in the level of pollutants'

(E) the equivalent of that in
SAME AS D + AWKWARD CONSTRUCTION

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The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent to the level of pollutants in the Ohio River.

(A) equivalent to the level of pollutants in: ILLOGICAL COMPARISON, RISE WITH LEVEL.

(B) the same as that in the level of pollutants in: CORRECT COMPARISON, that REFERS BACK TO rise

(C) the same as the level of pollutants in: SAME AS CHOICE A

(D) equal to that of: ANTECEDENT FOR PRONOUN that IS AMBIGUOUS. BESIDES, that CANNOT REFER TO ENTIRE PHRASE 'rise in the level of pollutants'

(E) the equivalent of that in
SAME AS D + AWKWARD CONSTRUCTION

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I was curious, what can 'that' legally refer to?

I am guessing nouns (Obvious)
Can it refer back to phrases or clauses?

Can you please clarify this for me?
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The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent to the level of pollutants in the Ohio River.

(A) equivalent to the level of pollutants in
Wrong comparison- rise with level

(B) the same as that in the level of pollutants in
Correct comparison - rise with rise

(C) the same as the level of pollutants in
Again wrong comparison- rise with levels

(D) equal to that of
Again wrong comparison- rise with levels

(E) the equivalent of that in
Again wrong comparison- rise with levels

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New post 09 Oct 2018, 23:30
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Why is D incorrect here? It is also comparing the rise to the rise


"D" compares the rise in the level of pollutants in Y to the rise in O. It should compare it to the rise in the level of pollutants in O, not the rise itself.
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The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent to the level of pollutants in the Ohio River.

(A) equivalent to the level of pollutants in - invalid comparison as we are comparing "rise" to "level of pollutants"

(B) the same as that (rise) in the level of pollutants in - Substitute the item being compared in to make it easier to see that this is correct.

(C) the same as the level of pollutants in - rise compared to "level of pollutants" = invalid comparison

(D) equal to that of - the rise is equal to the river?

(E) the equivalent of that in - the rise is equivalent of that rise in the Ohio river? We are comparing pollutants x
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New post 11 Apr 2019, 19:00
Hi GMATNinja,

Could you please explain why option E is incorrect? I thought an ellipsis was in the play and read the sentence like the following: The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent of (the rise in the level of pollutants) in the Ohio River.
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New post 14 May 2019, 17:09
JS1290 wrote:
Hi GMATNinja,

Could you please explain why option E is incorrect? I thought an ellipsis was in the play and read the sentence like the following: The rise in the level of pollutants in the Yangtze River is almost equivalent of (the rise in the level of pollutants) in the Ohio River.


I do have the same query. Why can't "that" refer to noun phrase (the rise in the level of pollutants).
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