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According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2005, 18:12
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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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 [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2005, 18:15
Going with E. Need 'had been' to show that this is reflective of an even earlier past action
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2005, 18:20
I think E is a trap answer that changes the meaning of the sentence.

(A) original sentence is not misleading.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2005, 18:27
Vote for A.

I think that if C included the phrase "to women", C would be the best choice.
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