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Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West
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Re: SC Earth's crust [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 19:24
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60 sec! go! -)

Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West


D..


it has to be either A or D, because the eartquake would devastate the same area 100 times more and not 100 times the area itself.

Out of A and D D looks more convincing as it avoinds the usage of 'it'.
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Re: SC Earth's crust [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 19:33
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60 sec! go! -)

Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West


I am somehow not convinced with "occuring" .
Going for E.
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Re: SC Earth's crust [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 19:39
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60 sec! go! -)

Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West


between A and D.
going with D although not too sure of the SVA unless D is subjunctive mood. anyone?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 22:33
Good SC.

I go with B.

I prefer '100 times the area' to 'area 100 times greater'

Wat's the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 23:30
Only D and E deserve scrutiny. The rest are out. we want 'there' and the location (in the eastern united states) to be close together.

E -> '100 times more area' is not idiomatic.

D is best.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 04:04
It is only between A and D as rest of the choices changes meaning.

Between A and D, I am picking D because it avoids use of "IT" as it can refer to either an earthquake or eastern united states.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 07:32
add a "D" for me too.

D clarifies that it is comparing a quake in the eastern united states with a quake in the West.

A and E refer to the quake as "it". D specifically clarifies "quake".
B and C change the meaning b/c it says 100 times the area instead of "an area 100 times greather..."
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 08:52
Its D.

First of all,look at the meaning of the sentence.
It is not the same quake that is occuring at two different places as said by choices using 'it'...this changes the meaning of the sentence.
So A,D and E are out.

C says '100 times the area' which again changes the meaning as the area is '100 times greater' in the original sentence.
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Re: SC Earth's crust [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 09:42
pi10t wrote:
60 sec! go! -)

Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West


I go with D,

A: it is not clear what IT refers to it can be area, US or earthquake
B: instead of is not idiomatic and changes the meaning
C: the area in is used incorrectly, must be area 100 times of
D: occuring (gerund) is used when an action is in progress OR as modifier, in this case "occuring" modifies earthquake (other exaples: moving car,,,,). If you read the sentence without 'occuring' it is gramatically correct.
E: More area is unidiomatic. More is used with countables.

Plz, let know what OA is...
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Re: SC Earth's crust [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 13:27
pi10t wrote:
60 sec! go! -)

Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West


I go with D.

In A, 'it' , I believe, is clearly referring to earthquake. The problem with A is that it tends to say that this happens often whereas it is only a speculative statement proposing that in case of an earthquake with a similar magnitude, more destruction will be caused in the east than the west of US.

D corrects this by stating that it will typically do so more in x than in y. Thus rather than a happening phenomenon, the chances are that it will probably happen.

I will be disheartened if it is not D now. Tell us the OA.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 09:51
Because the Earth’s crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West.

I think the word there calls for eastern United States earlier on in the sentence. So btw A and D, I prefer D.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 20:32
OA is D. -)
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Re: SC Earth's crust [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 21:46
pi10t wrote:
60 sec! go! -)

Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it
does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West


I vote D for ||ism of "will" otherwise u got me :P
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