==> A, B, C are out immediately because of "than".
D is wrong because "who" can't modify "the number" that is the NUMBER
. In addition, the number is singular, but the non-underlined part uses "were". Can't use "the number" here.
Only E is correct.
During the Civil war, nearly three times as
many Americans lost their lives from infections that could have been prevented with antiseptic techniques than
were killed on the battlefield
those who --> wrong
the number who --> wrong.
D. as the number
who --> wrong.
Waiting for OA.
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