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When the real estate market is uncertain, homeowners are more likely to put money into stocks or certificates of deposit than into home improvements.
(A) than into
(B) than they do into
(C) than they are into
(D) as into
(E) as

I am confused now. Please explain.
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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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10 Oct 2010, 02:33
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When the real estate market is uncertain, homeowners are more likely to put money into stocks or certificates of deposit than into home improvements.
(A) than into
(B) than they do into
(C) than they are into
(D) as into
(E) as

Things tested here are

1) Idiom - More into X than into Y
2) ||ism - Homeowners are more into X..... than they are (Homeowners are) into Y....

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10 Oct 2010, 02:56
Whats wrong with A? More into X than into Y.
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11 Oct 2010, 01:20
Same question. I don't understand why A could not work. I can understand C but it is for me unnecessary to repeat/remind the subject+verb (they are).
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11 Oct 2010, 01:33
Experts please help out. This is from bellcurves and probably quite important to get it straight before I take my test.
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11 Oct 2010, 06:25
The same question was discussed last month on an another forum that starts with B@#,
and the original poster of the thread said OA was A.

google up the question and u will get the link to dat discussion.
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11 Oct 2010, 06:39
IMO A, but I am not sure... OA is A or C?
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11 Oct 2010, 10:35
I see no good reason to choose C,
I picked A.
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11 Oct 2010, 11:20
I also picked A.. why its wrong.. Can we have some experts' opinion..
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When the real estate market is uncertain, homeowners are more likely to put money into stocks or certificates of deposit than into home improvements.
(A) than into
(B) than they do into
(C) than they are into
(D) as into
(E) as

Things tested here are

1) Idiom - More into X than into Y
2) ||ism - Homeowners are more into X..... than they are (Homeowners are) into Y....

A is wrong because of wrong Comparison.
In A, comparison seems to be between stock/certificates and home improvements.
In C - What is compared - Homeowners choice of stock/certificates with homeowners choice of home improvements.

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12 Oct 2010, 03:10
hemanthp wrote:
When the real estate market is uncertain, homeowners are more likely to put money into stocks or certificates of deposit than into home improvements.
(A) than into
(B) than they do into
(C) than they are into
(D) as into
(E) as

I am confused now. Please explain.
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A is wrong and E is correct. My Reasons are as follows:

Correct idiom is : More X than Y.
Option A says:
Homeowners are more likely to put money into Stocks than into Home Improvements..
This can be trasnlated to: ... more likely to put money into X than into Y.
'More X than Y' is not maintained.

Option C says:
Homeowners are more likely to put money into Stocks than Homeowners are into Home Improvements.
This can be translated to ... H are more likely to put money into X than H are [ likely to put money ] into Y
The above maintains the Idiom: 'More X than Y', although the Subject is repeated in the second part [which I think is Redundant]

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17 Oct 2010, 07:14
Picked C because of the reasoning explained by ermks279
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03 Dec 2010, 19:15
I chose A but clearly see that its C....it comparison + usage of idion.
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03 Dec 2010, 20:50
Correct idiom "more than"
D and E eliminated.

Comparing actions ...Homeowners are...to put money ... than they do in some other thing
Orange vs Orange
Incorrect: People from ABC company are smarter than XYZ company.
We are not comparing company here.
Correct: People from ABC company are smarter than (people from) XYZ company.

Small correction: I missed the option B. It's like, I am more likely to do this than do that

Best choice is B.

OA Pls.

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04 Dec 2010, 07:43
I picked A, and was very confused why C is the OA.

Went here http://www.beatthegmat.com/real-estate- ... 65686.html and found out that OA is A.

So, is it?

hemanthp, whats the source of the q?
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18 Jun 2011, 14:25
Agree about A. If you rephrase the sentence, you get:

Homeowners are more likely to put money into stocks than into home improvements. (which is parallel)

BTW, according to sc-simple-but-tricky-70600.html
OA is B, which can't be right because of "are"
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29 Mar 2016, 12:14
wow! no doubt people suggest studying SC from a good source.

1> We don't know what is the source of this SC.

2> this question is all over the place, and I see people trying to explain (the answer somehow), and at some places answer is A,in some group its B ,and E is defended by some ?

3> no comment/suggestion from any Expert (make me doubt this question even more)

Not a good question to waste time on, and BTW logic to support E is not full proof.
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04 Aug 2016, 10:20
One more rubbish question from unknown source and with ambigious OA
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