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# Brutal SC question

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Hi Guys,

There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fosil fuels; more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A. generated through wind power now than it was
B. generated through wind power now as it was
C. generated through wind power now as was the case
D. now generated through wind power as it was
E. now generated through wind power than was the case

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29 Oct 2011, 04:15
I think it's D. I believe, the correct usage should be 'now generated' rather than 'generated .... now'.
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24 May 2012, 05:48
Confused

I think it is 'B'
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25 May 2012, 02:49
A. generated through wind power now than it was(wrong--as much ...should be completed with as)
B. generated through wind power now as it was (Wrong--Try Replacing it with Energy(As Energy is the noun,which is getting compared) as much energy is generated through wind power now than ENERGY was--AWKWARD
C. generated through wind power now as was the case (CORRECT) (CASE can refer back to entire clause)
D. now generated through wind power as it was (Wrong--Try Replacing it with Energy(As Energy is the noun,which is getting compared)as much energy is generated through wind power now than ENERGY was--AWKWARD
E. now generated through wind power than was the case(wrong--as much ...should be completed with as)
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25 May 2012, 07:46
I believe it is B.

Generated Now is the correct form in this case, and the IT in the end is perfectly fine, coz it comes out to be as energy is generated through wind power now as it was (generated) in 1990.
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25 May 2012, 08:27
D
as much as
D looks like the one confirming!
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06 Jun 2012, 12:24
Anybody for "C"

I eliminated the rest in the following manner.
There is a hanging pronoun "it" which doesn't have a clear antecedent. I came across this problem for A, B and D

for E the sentence construct is awkward
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13 Jun 2012, 05:56
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/fos ... t2119.html

C is the OA, explanation in above link is good
Re: Brutal SC question   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2012, 05:56
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