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# A recent national study of the public schools shows that

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A recent national study of the public schools shows that there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were four years ago.

(A) there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(B) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(C) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many as there were
(D) every thirty-two pupils now have one microcomputer, four times as many than there were
(E) every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer, four times as many as
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31 Aug 2005, 06:55
I will go with C.

singular subject requires singular verb "is" and
"as many than" is unidiomatic, it should be "as many as"
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31 Aug 2005, 11:16
another vote for C

comparing microcomputers not pupils.
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01 Sep 2005, 04:26
C,

A study-singular, therefore IS is needed.
and as many as is the correct idiom
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01 Sep 2005, 08:44
OA is C.
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