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According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, more than three times as many independent institutions of higher education charge tuition and fees of under $8,000 a year than those that charge over$16,000.

A. than those that charge
B. than are charging
C. than to charge
D. as charge
E. as those charging
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23 Oct 2006, 05:11
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A. than those that charge - improper comparison.
B. than are charging - same as A
C. than to charge - changes the meaning
D. as charge - doesn't make sense.
E. as those charging - My Choice.

It would be easier, if you just take out the "more than" part: "Three times as many institutions charge tuition under $$, as those charging over$$\$"
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23 Oct 2006, 19:43
KC wrote:

Could explain more of it ???

"those" is necessary in D.

We need to compare colleges that charge different fees. D has no provision for that.
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26 Oct 2006, 08:28
(E) is not a perfect answer choice, and IMHO is a pathetic construction. Nonetheless, it's the only option that restates "those."
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