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Paper based test # 14 -- 4 & 5

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Paper based test # 14 -- 4 & 5

Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:02 pm
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    Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.
    (A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
    (B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
    (C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
    (D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
    (E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

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    Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another century, but financially strained townships point out that dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads.
    (A) dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads
    (B) dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved roads do
    (C) maintaining dirt roads cost twice as much as paved roads do
    (D) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as it does for paved roads
    (E) to maintain dirt roads costs twice as much as for paved roads



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    Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:14 pm
    In the future, can you please post each question as separate posts? It's easier for the community to answer that way...

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    Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:55 am
    Please post each question in a separate post. It keeps everything focused on a topic and organized.

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    Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:39 pm
    4. Answer: D
    A & E - Irrelevant phrase "what they did"
    B - violates idiom "so that"
    C - violates idiom "as fast as"

    5. Answer: D
    A, B, C and E - Comparision is wrong.

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    1.A I THINK

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    Post Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:43 am
    hopefully wrote:
    Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose almost so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did outside the pinelands.
    (A) so fast, and in some parts even faster than what they did
    (B) so fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
    (C) as fast, and in some parts even faster than, those
    (D) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than, those
    (E) as fast as, and in some parts even faster than what they did

    A and E are out as they use incorrect "they" which lacks a correct
    referent i.e. land values cannot be referred back using "they"

    B "so fast ... those" is awkward and incorrect

    C does not use the correct idiom "as fast as"

    Leaves us with D.


    wrote:
    Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another century, but financially strained townships point out that dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads.
    (A) dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads
    (B) dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved roads do
    (C) maintaining dirt roads cost twice as much as paved roads do
    (D) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as it does for paved roads
    (E) to maintain dirt roads costs twice as much as for paved roads
    A - Incorrect comparison - cost to maintaining

    C - Incorrect comparison - cost of maintaining dirt roads to cost of paved
    roads

    D - no clear referent for "it"

    E - awkward

    Hence B

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    Post Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:35 pm
    Jay is correct in both ..

    Thanks for the explanations...

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