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    GMAT question

    Teachers,
    I gave this question to my student and he wanted to know why C (see below) was the correct answer. This was the only false comparison question that I could not explain. Any suggestions?

    If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.
    (A) If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
    (B) If present metal prices are continuing their sharp rise,
    (C) Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,
    (D) Continuation of sharply rising metal prices should mean that
    (E) Metal prices’ sharp rise continuing should mean that

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    Re: GMAT question

    Hi summerinojai

    (A) ... to sharply rise <split infinitive>
    (B) ... are continuing
    (C) ... continue their sharp rise
    (D) ... should mean
    (E) ... sharp rise continuing should mean


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    Re: GMAT question

    Thanks Soup! It makes perfect sense now. I think I was looking at it too long. Do you teach how to pass the GMAT exam?

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