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For several years, companies in the United States have increased spending for research far faster than the inflation rate

(A) far faster than the inflation rate

(B) exceeding by far the rate of inflation

(C) far faster than rising inflation

(D) far faster than the rising of the inflation rate

(E) at a rate far exceeding the rate of inflation
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2004, 08:14
should be E. We need to compare the rate of spending to inflation rate.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2004, 08:54
OK, I feel like I am wrong now. What's up with the use of "exceeding" here?
Can someone explain?

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2004, 09:51
The writer here is comparing:

(i) The rate of spending for research

and

(ii) The rate of inflation

OA is E
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