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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 ## Gmat prep problem. ##### This topic has 6 member replies ## Gmat prep problem. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950. B. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began C. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which has been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture D. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began E. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture Can I get a concrete reason as to why is A (the OA) preferred to B? Also, please let me know a good reason why B is incorrect?(can't find any) Legendary Member Joined 03 Apr 2011 Posted: 581 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 52 A is the best as the comparison is correctly done. In B growth is wrongly compared to economy. it should be growth to growth comparison as in A. Legendary Member Joined 20 Apr 2011 Posted: 641 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 149 GMAT Score: 760 winniethepooh wrote: Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950. B. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began Can I get a concrete reason as to why is A (the OA) preferred to B? Also, please let me know a good reason why B is incorrect?(can't find any) The major error between A and B is the use of "that" and "it". That - demonstrative pronoun. It refers to the noun, but not the exact copy of it. It - third person personal pronoun. It refer to the noun, the exact copy of the noun. Here, "it" is perfect as in the original sentence. Hope this helps !! Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 09 Mar 2012 Posted: 21 messages Here is one more reason: A uses: from the beginning of agriculture to 1950 from x to y and in this case both x and y are noun which is not the case with option B. Legendary Member Joined 03 Apr 2011 Posted: 784 messages Followed by: 12 members Upvotes: 114 winniethepooh wrote: Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950. B. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began Is DID in A correct? IMO DID without GROW somewhere else in the sentence does not make sense. Legendary Member Joined 20 Apr 2011 Posted: 641 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 149 GMAT Score: 760 patanjali.purpose wrote: winniethepooh wrote: Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950. B. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began Is DID in A correct? IMO DID without GROW somewhere else in the sentence does not make sense. I couldn't get you, can you please elaborate. I can't find any error in A. Legendary Member Joined 26 Jul 2011 Posted: 2789 messages Followed by: 43 members Upvotes: 206 Target GMAT Score: 700+ GMAT Score: 640 Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950. B. Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than that during 10,000 years, from when agriculture began C. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds that which has been for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture D. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeds what it has been for 10,000 years, from when agriculture began E. The growth of the global economy between 1990 and 2000 exceeded what it did for 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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