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comparison [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 08:14
Officials at the US Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A.
B. more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than
C. as a substitute for four quarters more for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than
D. as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for
E. as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for

can someone give a good explanation??
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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 09:48
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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 09:49
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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 14:22
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Officials at the US Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A.
B. more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than
C. as a substitute for four quarters more for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than
D. as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for
E. as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for

can someone give a good explanation??


I say D. This is a tough one so i really dunno. But thats what I came up w/ in 1min.
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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 04:22
E for me
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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 05:31
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E for me



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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 06:07
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Re: comparison [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 06:25
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Officials at the US Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A.
B. more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than
C. as a substitute for four quarters more for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than
D. as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for
E. as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for

can someone give a good explanation??


'its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.' --> is incorrect because the weight of the dollar coin is compared to four quarters. The correct sentence should compare how much the dollar coin weighs with how much four quarters weigh. Eliminate A.

That cleared, consider the following construction:
X will be used more as a substitute for Y than Z. --> this is ambiguous; it could mean a) x will be used more as a substitute for Y than z will be used as a substitute for Y or b) x will be used more as a substitute for y than as a substitute for z. To fix the ambiguity, if we mean the former we should say 'than will z' & if we mean the latter we should say 'than for z'.

That said, we can eliminate B and D.
The easiest problem to spot in E is the use of 'it' in 'is far less than it is for'. What is 'it' referring to? Very unclear. Eliminate.

That leaves us with C, which I think you have typed incorrectly. The correct version should read:

as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than
Re: comparison   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2008, 06:25
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