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Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2005

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Question No.: SC 89
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them

(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them

(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it

https://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/26/books/housing-for-the-spirit.html

It is asking much of a physical structure to do all this, yet it is from the ability to embrace these contradictions that the most successful religious architecture has come - and by successful I mean the architecture that evokes some religious feeling, some sense of mystery and awe, from believers and nonbelievers alike. Those who come with the predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it. But such spaces do not, of course, represent what we might call the potential of religious architecture; they house religious practice as an old barn might house a theater troupe, and when they are quiet and empty they lose all that makes them special.

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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it


A) instead of by is wrong
C) instead of by is wrong
D) rather than by is wrong
E) usage of such and it

B because of the usage of like. 'such as' refers to specific examples while like refers not only those specific examples but others too. also use of 'rather than' and 'for them' is correct.
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Man prounouns galore.

Elminate anything ending w/ them. Because religion is singular.

Kills B&D.

Such is used for examples, so at this point I said E.
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"Instead of by" is very wrong.

I knew that there was problem with "it" and "them" but i got a bit confused. The plural word buildings and spaces made me think that "them" was needed.
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religion is sometimes [highlight]better[/highlight] served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

In the end of sentence, "it" is a correct pronoun. Leave "A,C,E" three options.

A is better.....than B. Only answer E shows it.
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E for me.

"better X than Y"

Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it - idiomatic. 'such adapted spaces' correctly refers to 'auditorium' and 'storefront'
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it



Since we are referring to examples - auditorium or storefront - we could use such - so for me it boiled down to D and E. Also, we are talking about religious belief and hence should end with it.

E fits the bill
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it — We just needed this "than" to make the comparison complete
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it


instead of - wrong...it's a mistake that throws in your eyes, screaming - reject me!
A/C out.

in B and D - we have the pronoun them, which refers to "religion" - improper usage of pronoun (doesn't agree in number - religion is singular, while them is plural).

E remains.
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it — We just needed this "than" to make the comparison complete


Can you elaborate on the highlighted section? I'm not able to find an existing comparison in the stem :|
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it — We just needed this "than" to make the comparison complete


Can you elaborate on the highlighted section? I'm not able to find an existing comparison in the stem :|



The comparison in the stem is what I have written in blue : Better served by adapted space.... by some of the building
We are comparing "adapted space" with "some of the building" in their way to serve the religion. The comparison is triggered by the use of "is better served" — better is a comparative — but incomplete because we need a "than" to make it stands properly.

The option C is adding another comparative indicator and makes the awkward construction : Better served by (x) instead of by (y)

The option E is the only one which makes the proper comparison : Better served by (x) than by (y)
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Guys but is "such than" in (E) not unidiomatic?

ideally such should be followed with "as" only to make it idiomatic.
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A,C - instead of should be followed by noun.
b - Reference of "these" is controversial
d - "them" is incorrect reference

Hence, E is the answer.
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Tip: when you see comparative form: better, taller, more people etc - "rather than" doesn't work, you have to look for a simple "than"
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Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2005

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Question No.: SC 89
Page: 249

Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
religion is singular-we need IT in place of THEM

(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them

(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it


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E is the answer
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it - instead of is incorrect - should be followed by noun only and not any phrase.

(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them - for examples, we use "such" and for parallelism here, we need a "by" before some.

(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it - instead of is incorrect - should be followed by noun only and not any phrase.

(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them - them is wrong referring to only one single entity- religion

(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it - correct
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

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(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

adapted spaces is a plural. So there should be "these kind" rather than "this kind". INCORRECT
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(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them

Like is used to compare nouns. Here there is no such comparison rather examples of adapted spaces were introduced in the first clause. Such as is used to give examples. INCORRECT
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(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

Instead of -> replacement. Here the comparison is to show preference that X can serve better than Y. Rather than should be used. INCORRECT
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(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them

religion is better served by X rather than Y -> is the structure here. Religion is singular so "it" must be used at the last. Pronoun error. INCORRECT
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(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it

This is the best choice among the lot. CORRECT

OPTION: E
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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.


A. We need spaces of "these kinds" as we are referring to "auditorium or storefront". "Instead of by" is wrong as two prepositions cannot be lined one after another.
Also, better + than" is correct.

B. For showing examples use "such as" in place of "like".
Use of "them" is wrong as it is referring to singular "predisposition"

C. Same as A.

D. Use of "them" is wrong as it is referring to singular "predisposition"
Better + than is correct. Use of "rather" before "than" is wrong.

E. Correct.


(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them

(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it

(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them

(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it
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