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Prices at the producer level are only 1.3 percent higher now

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Prices at the producer level are only 1.3 percent higher now

Post Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:44 am
Prices at the producer level are only 1.3 percent higher now than a year ago and are going down, even though floods I the Midwest and drought in the south are hurting crops and therefore raised corn and soybean prices.

A: than a year ago and are going down, even though floods I the Midwest and drought in the south are hurting crops and therefore raised
B: than those of a year ago, and are going down, even though floods in the Midwest and drought in the south are hurting crops and therefore raising
C: than a year ago and are going down, despite floods in the Midwest and drought in the south, and are hurting crops and therefore raising
D: as those of a year ago and are going down, even though floods in the Midwest and drought in the south hurt crops and therefore raise
E: as they were a year ago and are going down, despite floods in the Midwest and drought in the south, and are hurting crops and therefore raising


Can't we say Prices are higher NOW than LAST YEAR?

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Post Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:39 am
No, because then you are comparing PRICES to LAST YEAR. What you want to compare is PRICES to LAST YEAR'S PRICES.

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Post Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:05 pm
No, we have to compare prices with prices and not the time.

"Prices are higher now that they were last year" is correct
The thing to be compared after "than" should be logically comparable.

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Post Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:14 am
OptimusPrep wrote:
No, we have to compare prices with prices and not the time.

"Prices are higher now that they were last year" is correct
The thing to be compared after "than" should be logically comparable.
Agreed, after THAN we have "a year ago"
But "a year ago" -on the right- has a parallel counterpart with "now" on the left.

So, is it the same as saying:
NOW, prices are higher than A YEAR AGO.

I know we are comparing prices between 2 different periods-and not the periods themselves.

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https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/forums/comparisons-and-skipping-words-t30890.html[url]

Please refer this URL. In this Ron has said that the following line is correct :

" Heating prices will rise higher this year than last " . Here we are comparing this year and last year. On the similar lines we can say that in the above question we are comparing " now " with " a year ago ". Am I Correct ? Please help.[/url]

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swamitata wrote:
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/forums/comparisons-and-skipping-words-t30890.html[url]

Please refer this URL. In this Ron has said that the following line is correct :

" Heating prices will rise higher this year than last " . Here we are comparing this year and last year. On the similar lines we can say that in the above question we are comparing " now " with " a year ago ". Am I Correct ? Please help.[/url]
I am also confused about " Price are higher now than a year ago." and " Price will rise higher this year than last." Those two sentences are same, so they are both wrong???? Please help......

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Experts .. Please reply.

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