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Because the Earths crust is more solid there and thus better

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Because the Earths crust is more solid there and thus better [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 20:31
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Because the Earth’s crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.


(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West
(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of the comparable magnitude occurring in the West
(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 20:39
Picking D.
We need to place "in the eatersn" as close to the starting of the second clause.

Because the Earth’s crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 20:57
Will go with D.

Placing of "eastern US" is appropriate and needed.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 20:59
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"more solid there"??? where???
"in the eastern United States". This need to be closest to "there".
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2006, 06:36
hemamalinidr wrote:
Can someone explain why it is not E?

||ism. X than Y. X and Y need to be ||el.

OA is D. Thanks for the explanation guys.
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