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Even in places in which the average temperature is as warm as Florida, snowfall is sometimes possible.

A. places in which the average temperature is as warm as
B. a place with an average temperature as warm as
C. a place as warm as
D. places as warm as it is in
E. a place that is as warm a
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Even in places in which the average temperature is as warm as Florida, snowfall is sometimes possible.

A. places in which the average temperature is as warm as
B. a place with an average temperature as warm as
C. a place as warm as
D. places as warm as it is in
E. a place that is as warm a

This sentence is testing mainly concision, but the wordiness in the original sentence also causes a misplaced modifier, making it sound as if temperature is intended as a direct comparison to Florida. The correct answer will be the most concise version of the underlined portion that keeps the sense of the sentence and eliminates ambiguity.
  1. Choice A : This phrase is unnecessarily wordy, and temperature is incorrectly paralleled to Florida.
  2. Choice B Temperature is incorrectly parallel to Florida, and the phrase is wordy.
  3. Choice C : This option both provides a more concise rewording of the original underlined portion and eliminates ambiguity, making warm an appropriate modifier for Florida.
  4. Choice D : Ambiguity has been eliminated, but the phrase as warm as it is in is unnecessarily wordy.
  5. Choice E : The words that is are redundant and unnecessary.

Answer: C
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I chose D because I thought that since it is a comparison (in places vs in Florida) and 'Even in' is not underlined in the sentence, choice D would be parallel since both compared elements have the preposition 'in'.

Is the preposition 'in' implied in choice C, or does it behave like a sentence filler and hence it is unnecessary for both elements to be parallel?

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whitehalo wrote:
I chose D because I thought that since it is a comparison (in places vs in Florida) and 'Even in' is not underlined in the sentence, choice D would be parallel since both compared elements have the preposition 'in'.

Is the preposition 'in' implied in choice C, or does it behave like a sentence filler and hence it is unnecessary for both elements to be parallel?


I too thought on similar lines that we need in for parallelism. Bunuel please clarify.
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I chose D because I thought that since it is a comparison (in places vs in Florida) and 'Even in' is not underlined in the sentence, choice D would be parallel since both compared elements have the preposition 'in'.

Is the preposition 'in' implied in choice C, or does it behave like a sentence filler and hence it is unnecessary for both elements to be parallel?


I too thought on similar lines that we need in for parallelism. Bunuel please clarify.
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The structure in C is alright. The fully expanded form (i.e. before omission of stylistically unnecessary words) is as follows:

Even in a place (which is) as warm as Florida (is), snowfall is sometimes possible.
The parallel elements are "which is" and "Florida is" - Th opening prepositional phrase "even in a place" is outside the parallel structure.

It is very warm in this place as (it is) in Florida: this is a sentence where "in this place" is within the parallel structure and hence "in" is required before "Florida".

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whitehalo wrote:
I chose D because I thought that since it is a comparison (in places vs in Florida) and 'Even in' is not underlined in the sentence, choice D would be parallel since both compared elements have the preposition 'in'.

Is the preposition 'in' implied in choice C, or does it behave like a sentence filler and hence it is unnecessary for both elements to be parallel?



Option d is wrong because places (i.e. Plural) can't be put in parallel with Florida(i.e. Singular).C is perfect.It simply states >>>
Even in a place as warm as Florida,Snowfall is sometimes possible.

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I agree with the explanation the the answer choice should be most concise.

But along with that it should not compromise author's intended meaning.

In the original sentence author's says "IN PLACEs" which refers to multiple places so this meaning should be retained in the correct answer choice ???

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