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focus on comparisons [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2008, 06:16
Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been
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Re: focus on comparisons [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2008, 07:23
B it is

a greater proportion refers to the increase it and they create unneccessary confusions in A and C. B is also parallel. In D and E use of which is not required
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Re: focus on comparisons [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2008, 08:21
klepto wrote:
B it is

a greater proportion refers to the increase it and they create unneccessary confusions in A and C. B is also parallel. In D and E use of which is not required


it sounds good
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Re: focus on comparisons [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 04:32
B it is

which can't be used as it doesn't have any clear antecedent...

A is wordy and E is using unreferred pronoun
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Re: focus on comparisons [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 12:27
A or B?
i will go with A, in B ...than in.. does not sound good?
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Re: focus on comparisons [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 15:43
marcodonzelli wrote:
Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been


DE: use of which is wrong.
C: who is they?
A: what does it exactly refer to??? soaring television costs??? improper subject-verb agreement if so.

B it is
Re: focus on comparisons   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2008, 15:43
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