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A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents' home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children's or grandchildren's
home.

(A) as compared to households where the
(B) as there are households where the
(C) as those whose
(D) than compared to those where the
(E) than there are whose

I picked A...I thought it matched the structure well. Doesn't B sound long and unnecessary? "there are" should be omitted?
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Last edited by mau5 on 04 Aug 2013, 22:33, edited 2 times in total.
Edited the question, added OA.
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 19:28
Even I agree with lagomez ..... B

'there are as many X as there are Y' ..... we donot need 'compared to' . It's sort of redundant.
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2009, 22:02
yup B.

There are 3x times as many...as....
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2009, 23:47
B is correct as the correct idiom is as many as
in a the structure as many as compared to is wordier and moreover compare is redundunt
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2009, 21:02
A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents' home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children's or grandchildren's
home.
(A) as compared to households where the
(B) as there are households where the
(C) as those whose
(D) than compared to those where the
(E) than there are whose
"As...as" (not as..than) and "compare" convey the same meaning-->Redundant--> eliminate A, D,E
There are ........>3 times as many households#1....as there are .. household#2...--> //-->eliminate C

My ans is B

Babyif19 if there is a choice that cuts out the "there are", i ll pick that one. But, it is not the case here.
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2009, 09:49
AS MANY needs AS
HOUSEHOLDS should be prefixed with WHERE ratrher than WHOSE
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Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there [#permalink] New post 19 May 2012, 16:16
Please do no put answer right after the question. Before I had a chance to do it, I already saw the answer.
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 20 May 2012, 04:34
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Even I agree with lagomez ..... B

'there are as many X as there are Y' ..... we donot need 'compared to' . It's sort of redundant.


Even I agree ... The issue is idiomatic..hence the choice B

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Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 04:26
Can someone explain the error in A I know its wrong but what's the error is it a double comparison?

As many as and then we have compared to?
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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 07:37
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A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents' home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children's or grandchildren's
home.

(A) as compared to households where the
(B) as there are households where the
(C) as those whose
(D) than compared to those where the
(E) than there are whose




The reason A is wrong is because the sentence already has a comparison token as many that needs to completed with just another as - which is answer B.

A gives the sentence as many ... as compared to .. which makes it a wrong answer.

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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 22:22
[quote="nt2010"][quote="babyif19"]A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents' home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children's or grandchildren's
home.

(A) as compared to households where the
(B) as there are households where the
(C) as those whose
(D) than compared to those where the
(E) than there are whose

A is wrong because it contains as compared to and because it doesn't contain verb are.

country x has as many households as households in country y.
In country x there are as many households as there are households in country y. ( verb in first and second part of comparision)
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Re: A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 22:32
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Can someone explain the error in A I know its wrong but what's the error is it a double comparison?

As many as and then we have compared to?


compared to/with ..together with better/more/less..than is always wrong...because it adds to redundancy...
so on basis this you can easily eliminate option A and D

A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents' home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children's or grandchildren's

(A) as compared to households where the==>As explained above
(B) as there are households where the
(C) as those whose==>those is referring to children as per the meaning and hence incorrect comparison between households and children.
(D) than compared to those where the==>As explained above
(E) than there are whose==>as many ..than is incorrect

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Re: Census Bureau report on Household situation [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2013, 07:13
It should be B because the correct idiomatic usage here is "there are X as many as there are Y".
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