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65. A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program, per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as in the nation as a whole.

A) per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as
B) annual per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs to about 60, more than twice as great as that
C) California's annual per capita consumption of cigarettes declined from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as the drop
D) California has seen per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs annually to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as that
E) California has seen annual per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as that
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Re: SC.GmPrep. antismoking program [#permalink] New post 17 May 2008, 06:06
Confused between A and D.

Other options are wrong as "a drop" is required as a modifier.
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Re: SC.GmPrep. antismoking program [#permalink] New post 17 May 2008, 12:43
D for me too.

California has initiated the program
drop modifies 'to about 60'
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Re: SC.GmPrep. antismoking program [#permalink] New post 17 May 2008, 12:49
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65. A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program, per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as in the nation as a whole.

A) per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as
B) annual per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs to about 60, more than twice as great as that
C) California's annual per capita consumption of cigarettes declined from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as the drop
D) California has seen per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs annually to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as that
E) California has seen annual per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as that


Comes down to D vs E.
But in E "per person" is redundant since "per capita" is already present.

So I choose D.
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Re: SC.GmPrep. antismoking program [#permalink] New post 17 May 2008, 17:38
vips wrote:
Confused between A and D.

Other options are wrong as "a drop" is required as a modifier.


Sooo good findings vips, thanks!

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D for me.
"a drop" & "california"


Hi bkk, can you tell me more about the relation btw "Californa" and "a drop"?
Thanks!

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