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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 ## GMATPREP6 - As a trophy property, the price offered for the tagged by: saswata4s ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 3 member replies ## GMATPREP6 - As a trophy property, the price offered for the As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than incremental changes in demand for Office space in New York. A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than OA: D. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Top Reply Hello! Thank you for your question. I think that richachampion is partly correct - this is an issue of using parallel structure (more about...than about...). There is also an issue with where the modifying phrase "as a trophy property" should go. So let's break down each answer, and figure out why D is the best one: As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than incremental changes in demand for Office space in New York. A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than A is incorrect because it doesn't use parallel structure. It also puts the phrase "as a trophy property" next to "the price," suggesting the money offered is the trophy property, not the building. B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than B is a slightly better option than A because it moves the phrase "a trophy property" next to the building, which is good. However, it still doesn't use parallel structure, so it's not the right one. C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does This sentence is confusing to readers. It wrongly says that both the building itself and the price offered for it say something - and only the price offered for the building does. It also doesn't use parallel structure like the other examples. D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about This one is correct because it uses parallel structure and places the phrase "a trophy property" directly after the building it's referring to. This sentence is clear and easy to follow. E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than This sentence is wrong because it's a comma splice. There should be a period or semicolon after "property" instead of just a comma separating two complete sentences. I hope this helps! I'm available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. Legendary Member Joined 21 Jul 2015 Posted: 698 messages Followed by: 26 members Upvotes: 32 Test Date: âˆž â†’ Target GMAT Score: 760 GMAT Score: 740 I think ||'sm is a decision maker here. more about X... than about Y.... Only option D fits in. _________________ R I C H A, My GMAT Journey: 470 â†’ 720 â†’ 740 Target Score: 760+ richacrunch2@gmail.com 1. Press thanks if you like my solution. 2. Contact me if you are not improving. (No Free Lunch!) Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 17 Dec 2015 Posted: 21 messages EconomistGMATTutor wrote: Hello! Thank you for your question. I think that richachampion is partly correct - this is an issue of using parallel structure (more about...than about...). There is also an issue with where the modifying phrase "as a trophy property" should go. So let's break down each answer, and figure out why D is the best one: As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than incremental changes in demand for Office space in New York. A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than A is incorrect because it doesn't use parallel structure. It also puts the phrase "as a trophy property" next to "the price," suggesting the money offered is the trophy property, not the building. B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than B is a slightly better option than A because it moves the phrase "a trophy property" next to the building, which is good. However, it still doesn't use parallel structure, so it's not the right one. C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does This sentence is confusing to readers. It wrongly says that both the building itself and the price offered for it say something - and only the price offered for the building does. It also doesn't use parallel structure like the other examples. D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about This one is correct because it uses parallel structure and places the phrase "a trophy property" directly after the building it's referring to. This sentence is clear and easy to follow. E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than This sentence is wrong because it's a comma splice. There should be a period or semicolon after "property" instead of just a comma separating two complete sentences. I hope this helps! I'm available if you'd like any follow up. Why "b" is not parallel? Tks! Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 05 Jun 2015 Posted: 364 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 3 saswata4s wrote: As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than incremental changes in demand for Office space in New York. A) As a trophy property, the price offered for the Office building may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than B) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about continuing wealthy buyers' robust financial health than C) As a trophy property, the Office building and the price offered may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers as it does D) The price offered for the Office building, a trophy property, may say more about the continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers than about E) The Office building is a trophy property, the price offered for it perhaps saying more about the robust financial health of wealthy buyers than OA: D. HI GMATGuruNY/ceilidh.erickson/ Ian Stewart Can you pls help me with POE? It is bit confusing what are we comparing here continuing robust financial health of wealthy buyers & incremental changes in demand for Office space in New York. ? 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