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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Ellipsis in comparison ##### This topic has 4 expert replies and 3 member replies ## Ellipsis in comparison If current trends continue, by the year 2010 carbon emissions in the United States will soar to a level more than one-third higher than were those in 1990, according to official projections. A. will soar to a level more than one-third higher than were those B. will soar to a level more than one-third higher than that Correct ans is B I want to know how the ellipsis works in B? [/i] ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15256 messages Followed by: 1861 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 aflaam wrote: I want to know how the ellipsis works in B? B: Carbon emissions will soar to a level more than one-third higher than that in 1990. Here, that serves to refer to level. Implied comparison: Carbon emissions will soar to a level more than one-third higher than the level in 1990. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 02 Jan 2016 Posted: 132 messages Followed by: 1 members Upvotes: 4 Thanks for your reply Mitch, but A also looks perfectly ok If current trends continue, by the year 2010 carbon emissions in the United States will soar to a level more than one-third higher than were those in 1990, according to official projections If current trends continue, by the year 2010 carbon emissions in the United States will soar to a level more than one-third higher than were carbon emissions in 1990, according to official projections emissions in 2010 compared with emissions in 1990 How can i decide that compared entities are levels and not carbon emissions ? ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15256 messages Followed by: 1861 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 aflaam wrote: Thanks for your reply Mitch, but A also looks perfectly ok If current trends continue, by the year 2010 carbon emissions in the United States will soar to a level more than one-third higher than were those in 1990, according to official projections If current trends continue, by the year 2010 carbon emissions in the United States will soar to a level more than one-third higher than were carbon emissions in 1990, according to official projections emissions in 2010 compared with emissions in 1990 How can i decide that compared entities are levels and not carbon emissions ? Only LIKE THINGS may be compared. A LEVEL may be compared to another LEVEL. EMISSIONS in one year may be compared to EMISSIONS in another year. A LEVEL may not be compared to EMISSIONS. A: a level more than one-third higher than...emissions This comparison is illogical: A LEVEL may not be compared to EMISSIONS. Elininate A. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 18 Mar 2016 Posted: 176 messages Upvotes: 1 GMATGuruNY wrote: Only LIKE THINGS may be compared. A LEVEL may be compared to another LEVEL. EMISSIONS in one year may be compared to EMISSIONS in another year. A LEVEL may not be compared to EMISSIONS. A: a level more than one-third higher than...emissions This comparison is illogical: A LEVEL may not be compared to EMISSIONS. Elininate A. gmatguru, don't get this clearly. here "level" indicates the level of emissions. so, why can't we consider "level" to emissions itself ? ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15256 messages Followed by: 1861 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 ngk4mba3236 wrote: GMATGuruNY wrote: Only LIKE THINGS may be compared. A LEVEL may be compared to another LEVEL. EMISSIONS in one year may be compared to EMISSIONS in another year. A LEVEL may not be compared to EMISSIONS. A: a level more than one-third higher than...emissions This comparison is illogical: A LEVEL may not be compared to EMISSIONS. Elininate A. gmatguru, don't get this clearly. here "level" indicates the level of emissions. so, why can't we consider "level" to emissions itself ? A level is a STATISTIC, whereas emissions are GASES. It is illogical to compare a statistic to gases. Eliminate A. Only LIKE things may be compared: ONE STATISTIC may be compared to ANOTHER STATISTIC. EMISSIONS IN ONE YEAR may be compared to EMISSIONS IN ANOTHER YEAR. In the OA, the level in 2010 is compared to the level in 1990. This comparison is logical. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. 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Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 18 Mar 2016 Posted: 176 messages Upvotes: 1 can understand your point. but a doubt remains on the following aspect - GMATGuruNY wrote: EMISSIONS IN ONE YEAR may be compared to EMISSIONS IN ANOTHER YEAR. when we say emissions in current year is higher than in last year , I guess, we mean that amount or volume or level of GASES is being compared. isn't so ? if yes, then these are - amount or volume or level - themselves STATISTICS. so,in any way we're comparing STATISTICS in the above sentence as well. then why we can't compare emissions to a level of emissions -- don't these two actually appear to be two STATISTICS ? where I'm getting this wrong ? please clarify! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15256 messages Followed by: 1861 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 ngk4mba3236 wrote: can understand your point. but a doubt remains on the following aspect - GMATGuruNY wrote: EMISSIONS IN ONE YEAR may be compared to EMISSIONS IN ANOTHER YEAR. when we say emissions in current year is higher than in last year ? It is illogical to say that emissions were higher. An emission is a GAS. A gas cannot be high. Incorrect: Carbon emissions in 2010 were higher than those in 1990. Correct: The LEVEL of carbon emissions in 2010 was higher than THAT in 1990. The following comparison is logical: Carbon emissions in 2010 were far less damaging than those in 1990. Here, GASES in 2010 are logically compared to GASES in 1990. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! 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