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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 19 Dec 2007, 13:17
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

Comparison question.
A. wrong, 'it' must refer to a noun so it could be comparing "women over the age of thrity" with "born to women..."
B. correct
C. pronoun "they" is ambiguous
D/E wrong tense "had been"
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 14:04
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

Between A and B, i would choose A as the age of the women are compared not babies
What is OA?

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Re: SC - than / than born [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 14:14
gregspirited wrote:
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


D & E - had is worng
C - they confuses about antecedent

From A and B:
'it' refers to 'the age of thirty"

if we break up the sentence:
A. more babies were (over the level).. than under it
B. more babies were (over the level).. than were under it

B looks correct.
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Re: SC - than / than born [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2007, 18:18
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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


B for me. A makes wrong comparison.

What is the OA?

Good question nevertheless!
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Re: SC - than / than born [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2007, 21:02
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gregspirited wrote:
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


B for me. A makes wrong comparison.

What is the OA?

Good question nevertheless!


OA is A.

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t14161
look for Paul's explanation.. its great.
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Re: SC - than / than born [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2007, 21:43
gregspirited wrote:
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


'A' makes sense

over the age of thirty than under it. - adjective phrase which modifies woman
we don't need an adjective clause here - no need of verbal action and other nouns

Over [something] than under it - over ...& under brings out the contrast. than - is used nicely as this is relative comparision
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Re: SC - than / than born [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2007, 01:45
A. is unclear. the comparison should be between babies born to women over 30 and babies born to women under 30
B. clear and correct
C. they who?
D. bad construction
E. bad construction

this is what I thought before reading the linked explanation...
Re: SC - than / than born   [#permalink] 25 Dec 2007, 01:45
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