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# The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure

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The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than it was in 1988.

A) 1.1 percent more than it was in
B) 1.1 percent more than
C) a 1.1 percent increase from the rate in
D) 1.1 percent up from what it was in
E) 1.1 percent the rate in

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Originally posted by daagh on 20 Aug 2017, 12:47.
Last edited by daagh on 12 Nov 2017, 18:07, edited 1 time in total.
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20 Aug 2017, 13:18
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daagh wrote:
The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than it was in 1988.

A) 1.1 percent more than it was in
B) 1.1 percent more than
C) a 1.1 percent increase from the rate in
D) 1.1 percent up from what it was in
E) 1.1 percent the rate in

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I assumed the underlined part should also include the "in" before 1988....

A. This answer correctly compares the foreclosure rate in 2007 with the foreclosure rate in 1988. While the use of "it" is often ambiguous, it appears to refer to the foreclosure rate here. If I can eliminate all other answers, I will pick A as the answer
B. 1.1 percent more than 1998 means that 1998 is the percent. This is incorrect.
C. This distorts the meaning of the sentence. If 5.9% refers to a 1.1% increase, then the rate in 1998 is more than 590%. Obviously this is not the intended meaning. This is incorrect.
D. I don't particularly like the use of "percent up". Typically percents are increased or decreased rather than going up or down.
E. Similar to C, this distorts the meaning of the sentence. 1.1 percent the rate in 1998 would mean that 5.9% was only 1% of the rate in 1998, making the rate in 1998 more than 590%. This is incorrect

Between A and D, "increase" and "decrease" is generally used to refer to percentages. Therefore, the answer is A
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05 Sep 2017, 05:28
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daagh wrote:
The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than it was in 1988.

A) 1.1 percent more than it was in
B) 1.1 percent more than
C) a 1.1 percent increase from the rate in
D) 1.1 percent up from what it was in
E) 1.1 percent the rate in

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Can someone explain OE ?
This is from e-gmat
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05 Sep 2017, 09:22
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daagh wrote:
The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than it was in 1988.

A) 1.1 percent more than it was in
B) 1.1 percent more than
C) a 1.1 percent increase from the rate in
D) 1.1 percent up from what it was in
E) 1.1 percent the rate in

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The original sentence is correct
B is wrong as the comparison is not correct percent is compared to 1988
C from the rate is wrong
D Changes meaning as it just tells us that the value increase but we need comparison
E NO comparison .
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11 Nov 2017, 10:39
a) The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than it was in 1988.

I think the it here is incorrect, as it here refers to the same foreclosure rate which varies every year. If we replace it with that, then I guess the comparison is correct. ( foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than that was in 1988)
In option B- 1.1 percent more than (the foreclosure rate) in 1998. We can have the ellipsis and the meaning is concise.
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11 Nov 2017, 11:33
Nothing wrong with the original sentence, X more than Y is correct idiomatically, hence answer must be (A)
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12 Nov 2017, 16:33
daagh wrote:
The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than it was in 1988.

A) 1.1 percent more than it was in
B) 1.1 percent more than
C) a 1.1 percent increase from the rate in
D) 1.1 percent up from what it was in
E) 1.1 percent the rate in

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You may want to fix the problem because I believe the "in" should be underlined.

I chose B and read it as, "The Rock Mountain News reported that the foreclosure rate in 2007 was 5.9%, 1.1 percent more than in 1988."

with the "in" appended to B, is it still incorrect?
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The point is that we should not append 'in' to B; We should rather extend underlining to include "in" to the original. I have done it now. Therefore, B remains without 'in'.
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27 May 2018, 02:15
@e-gmat,

why are options C and D incorrect?

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01 Feb 2019, 02:19
E changes the meaning to be that 5.9% is 1.1 per cent the foreclosure rate that was observed in 1988. B incorrectly compares 5.9% to the year 1988. D and C are correct but they are wordier and more intricate than A.

This means that A is the correct answer.
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