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While five years ago, only 10 percent of women said they kept a handgu

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While five years ago, only 10 percent of women said they kept a handgun for home security, today that figure is 35 percent, making handguns the most popular type of home security for women as well as men.

A. as well as men
B. as well as for men
C. and men too
D. and men as well
E. and also men

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05 Mar 2019, 05:47
IMO B
Please correct me if am wrong!

1. As well As is better than And
2. As per parallelism:: for women as well as for men seems better to me
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05 Mar 2019, 17:49
In options C,D and E , there is a redundancy.
And.. too, and ... As well, and also are wrong.
Making handguns is the most popular type of home security for both women and men. Option B conveys the same meaning by maintaining parallelism.
Error in option A is:- "making handguns" as well as "men" are most popular type of home security for women. This can be a interpretation. So meaning is not clear.

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06 Mar 2019, 22:32
Bunuel wrote:
While five years ago, only 10 percent of women said they kept a handgun for home security, today that figure is 35 percent, making handguns the most popular type of home security for women as well as men.

A. as well as men
B. as well as for men
C. and men too
D. and men as well
E. and also men

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

B

This sentence contains a comparison that’s not parallel. The correct construction is for women as well as for men.

(A) No. This is not parallel. Handguns are the most popular for women, and so they should be the most popular for men, too.

(B) Yes. This sentence contains the correct idiom as well as and uses parallel construction to compare how popular handguns are for women and for men.

(C) No. This choice is not parallel, and and … too is redundant.

(D) No. This is not parallel. Also, and … as well is redundant.

(E) No. This is not parallel, and and also is redundant.
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