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Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and its decline much more rapid in the subsequent recession than the United States.

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B. The economic growth of Britain was slower in the mid-1970's and it declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did.

C. Britain's economy, which grew more slowly in the mid-1970's, also had declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did.

D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.
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Re: SC: Britain [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2006, 20:36
agree with D. E confuses...

D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2006, 05:35
Agree with D...

Again a case where the sentence is longer, yet is more accurate than the rest!
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Re: Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 04:31
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Re: Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 04:42
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Can someone explain D and E. Thanks!



Hi I think the game changer is the correct form of comparison used in D

The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.

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The D britiain's economic decline is compared to that of united state

whereas in E Britain's economic decline is compared to USA.



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D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

Perfectly parallel: the economy is the subject of both actions.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.

Two different subject: the Britain's economy and its decline (seems the same but there is a difference)

The economy grew and then declined
The economy grew and then its decline was


First point in favor of D. Second point: the comparison.

The presence of "did" is D clarifies the comparison: the two economies are compared (Britain's and US's).
In E

decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.

it's not clear: is the decline more rapid than the US economy? Not clear. In comparisons the presence of an auxiliary verb is necessary if the comparison is ambiguous (as in this case).

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Re: Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 04:48
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