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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 ## Modifier tagged by: BTGmoderatorRO ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Modifier The violinist stated that many members of his orchestra are less apt to become nervous previous to the performance of a world premiere piece than a classic piece that audiences easily recognize. (a) previous to the performance of a world premiere piece than a classic piece (b )previous to the performance of a world premiere piece as to the performance of a classic piece (c) before performing a world premiere piece than a classic piece (d )before performing a world premiere piece than before performing a classic piece (e) before they perform a world premiere piece than performing a classic piece OA is D Which option best fits in here. I would appreciate an Expert view. Thanks ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Roland2rule wrote: The violinist stated that many members of his orchestra are less apt to become nervous previous to the performance of a world premiere piece than a classic piece that audiences easily recognize. (a) previous to the performance of a world premiere piece than a classic piece (b )previous to the performance of a world premiere piece as to the performance of a classic piece (c) before performing a world premiere piece than a classic piece (d )before performing a world premiere piece than before performing a classic piece (e) before they perform a world premiere piece than performing a classic piece OA is D Which option best fits in here. I would appreciate an Expert view. Thanks A) less apt to become nervous... than a classic piece Illogical comparison. Seems to imply a classic piece could become nervous B) less... as to Nope. The idiom is "less than." C) Same problem as A. D) less apt to become nervous before performing [x].... than before performing [y] Looks good. Appropriate comparison. Nice parallel construction. E) No antecedent for "they." The answer is D _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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