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According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2012, 08:56
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37. According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.

A. than
B. than born
C. than they were
D. than there had been
E. than had been born

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Re: According to public health officials, in 1998 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 07:21
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37. According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.

A. than
B. than born
C. than they were
D. than there had been
E. than had been born

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I could not get the OA of this question...can u plz explain it,,,
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Re: According to public health officials, in 1998 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 08:51
Fill the omitted section:

According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than to women under it.

As in : In the party, more candies were given to X than to Y.

None of the options other than A fit in. We don't need to repeat babes/candies or born/given. We are comparing Women Above age 30 and Women Under Age 30.
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Re: According to public health officials, in 1998 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 16:09
Under it refers to under the age of thirty.
A – Parallel. Over the age Vs under it. It refers to “age of thirty” Keep
B – Not parallel. Eliminate
C – same as B. They could refer to women or babies. Eliminate
D – Not parallel . There refers to ? . Eliminate
E – Not parallel. Eliminate
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Re: According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2014, 12:28
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