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 Post subject: Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:05 am 
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hberens18 wrote:
Can someone explain what is incorrect about C?
C) as those whose

A report shows that there are more than three times as many X and as Y
X = Households where...
Y = [Those = households] whose.....


you've actually pointed out the error yourself!

remember that you have to read extremely literally.

if you read this choice extremely literally, it says that households have grandparents (i.e., the households THEMSELVES - not the people in them - have grandparents).
this is absurd.

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note that you must ALWAYS read with an extremely literal bent.
this will preclude many expressions that are commonplace in spoken language. for instance, it's incorrect to write that "an author was published twice in the last year", because authors themselves are not published. (you would have to say that the author's work was published twice in the last year.)

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 Post subject: Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:13 am 
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I have an idea an wish Ron, Manhantan Experts, and members to comment.

Questioning the OA.

In the past, I sometimes made mistake, questioning the OA.

Why do I do so?

we have tendency to look for error in a choice without comaring the choice with another choice.

gmat test us not only ABSOLUTE ERROR, but also, RELATIVE ERROR.

the words I devise.

absolute error is basic grammar errors. "he am" is wrong, absolute error.

relative errors are errors which appear when 2 choices are compared . For example.

"to do" is right when compared with "for doing" in another choice.

but

"for doing" can be in OA in another SC problem. Ron used to said this thing. "for doing" appear in OA in paralell forms.

The main point is that we look for both 2 types of error and the OA is not absolutely correct. the OA is best.

I get into habit of looking error from comparion and reading the entire original sentence before comparing choices. I feel better. /

This way of thinking is good for SC.

Is my thinking correct?


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 Post subject: Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:51 am 
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thanghnvn wrote:
Is my thinking correct?


hi --
there are a lot of thoughts in that post; i can't tell exactly what your question is.
could you please state your question in a single sentence?

thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:30 am 
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syxphoebe wrote:
A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents' home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children's or grandchildren's
home.
(A) as compared to households where the
(B) as there are households where the
(C) as those whose
(D) than compared to those where the
(E) than there are whose


Hi Ron.

Is "there are" in choice B is necessary?
Without "there are" I think that the sentence would indicate a comparison between how many first type of households are and the other type of households. it would be an illogical comparison.


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 Post subject: Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:30 am 
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The second "there are..." isn't strictly necessary. Without it, you'd have a sentence with the same structure as "In most countries, there are as many men as women."

Its primary value lies in making the sentence easier to read.
This is not an issue of right and wrong—it's a style issue—and so it will never be dispositive in a real problem. Still, you should know it's a thing.
Try writing out the entire sentence without the second "there are". See whether it's easy to read.
Now try the same with the second "there are".
The difference won't be as great as it would be to a random reader—since you'll already be familiar with the sentence, and so less easily confused by it—but it will still be evident.

The same principle is at work behind the inclusion of many other technically unnecessary things, e.g., the use of Just as xxxxx, so yyyy rather than just "Just as xxxxx, yyyy".

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