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Carbon-14 dating reveals that the megalithic monuments in Brittany are nearly 2,000 years as old as any of their supposed Mediterranean predecessors.

A. as old as any of their supposed
B. older than any of their supposed
C. as old as their supposed
D. older than any of their supposedly
E. as old as their supposedly

I understand that since supposed modifies predecessors, the answer should contain supposed. However, how do I choose between "as old as" and 'older than'?
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Re: supposed versus supposedly [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 22:08
As - is used to compare Noun Phrases
Than - is used to compare Clauses

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you have already figured out the difficult part of this one. :)

we are comparing ages here and we always use comparative forms for comparisons.

A is as old as B is.
A is older than B is. (Do you see any difference??)

Moreover the word predecessors conveys that we are talking about old monuments "pre = before" and the monuments in Brittany.

the one is Brittany is older than its supposed predecessors.

Supposedly is incorrect as we are comparing ages not the locations here...

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Re: supposed versus supposedly [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 00:48
Oh yes, how stupid of me? I forgot basic grammar about comparison. Probably I took quite some time figuring out that the answer should have supposed and not supposedly. By the time I was done, I got confused about as or than. Thank you both. :-D
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you have already figured out the difficult part of this one. :)

we are comparing ages here and we always use comparative forms for comparisons.

A is as old as B is.
A is older than B is. (Do you see any difference??)

Moreover the word predecessors conveys that we are talking about old monuments "pre = before" and the monuments in Brittany.

the one is Brittany is older than its supposed predecessors.

Supposedly is incorrect as we are comparing ages not the locations here...

Hope this helps!


+1, good explanation!

We can eliminate D and E right away for "supposedly"

The sentence says that "They were supposed to be older, but the carbon-14 aging reveals that is not the case." Hence what was supposed is turned around and the British stones are older. Thus answer choice is B.
I hope you can follow my thoughts!
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