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22. 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

Re: sc national study [#permalink]
18 Nov 2007, 16:32

A.Haung wrote:

22. 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

In (C) - 'there is' and 'as many as' stands out against option (A) and (B)

In (E) - 'now has' and 'as many as' is bettter than option (D)

Now which is the better choice.. I will go for 'C'

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18 Nov 2007, 17:26

A.Haung wrote:

22. 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

1st split: as X as. only C and E left. everything else does not complete the idiom with the scond as.

Btwn C and E. I go for C, b/c four times as many as seems to illogically refer to one computer in E. C makes it clearer I think. I dunno if this is the correct reasoning though.

I was chosing between C and E b/c of "as many as" is the corret usage. However I still dont get why the answer is C rather than E. Is it because C is more clear? Or there is another grammer mistake in it.

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21 May 2008, 13:11

A.Haung wrote:

22. 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

between C and E

C -- meaning --> computers (for every thirty-two pupils) , four times as many as there were --> No.of computers increased to 4 fold previously 32*4= 128 one computer for every 128 pupils. No increased to four fold..one computer for every 32 pupils E -- meaning --> 32 Pupils now has one computer, four times as many as they were.. previously 8 pupiles have one computere. Here four times refer to Pupils Number which changes the original meaning

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I was chosing between C and E b/c of "as many as" is the corret usage. However I still dont get why the answer is C rather than E. Is it because C is more clear? Or there is another grammer mistake in it.

A.Haung wrote:

(E) every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer, four times as many as

Re: sc national study [#permalink]
21 Jun 2010, 20:58

Exactly the same Question I have, why "there were", why not "there was" ?

One more Question I have is , what is the role of construction "four times as many as there were four years ago" ? It seems clause to me, but how it can attach with another clause with comma only ?

Re: sc national study [#permalink]
10 May 2011, 22:56

tashu wrote:

Exactly the same Question I have, why "there were", why not "there was" ?

One more Question I have is , what is the role of construction "four times as many as there were four years ago" ? It seems clause to me, but how it can attach with another clause with comma only ?

Thanks in advance, Tashu

Hi all,

I have the same question as tashu, why not "there was"????

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