Source: Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Sentence Correction; #116

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November is traditionally the strongest month for sales

November is traditionally the strongest month for sales of light trucks, but sales this past November, even when compared with sales in previous Novembers, accounted for a remarkably large share of total vehicle sales.

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ZOE ZHUYAN

Hi instructors,
I hand a doubt about B,
"when it compared with the previous November",
it stands for "november", it is logically compared with "previous November".
I have no idea where is my fault, please help to clarify.

thanks so much.
hae a nice day.

Jul 30, 2016 • Comment

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi there :)

In this sentence, we need an answer in which we are comparing "sales" to "sales." That's not the case in (B), where the month itself is being compared. The only two answer choices that make the correct comparison are (A) and (E), and (A) is the correct answer as the use of "but" correctly indicates the contrast presented in the sentence.

I hope this helps :)

Aug 2, 2016 • Reply

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