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Freedmans survey showed that people living in small towns [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 17:23
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Freedman’s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living
(B) not any happier than do people living
(C) not any happier than do people who live
(D) no happier than are people who are living
(E) not as happy as are people who live
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 17:43
(A) no happier than DO people living -> "do" implies CONSIDER
(B) and (C) are out because of "not ANY happpier"... any applies to something countable... can we count happiness?
(D) focus isn't on the fact that people live in a city, but on the fact that they "DO CONSIDER" themselves less or more happy.
(E) changes the meaning

A is my final answer
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 17:54
u2lover wrote:
(A) no happier than DO people living -> "do" implies CONSIDER
(B) and (C) are out because of "not ANY happpier"... any applies to something countable... can we count happiness?
(D) focus isn't on the fact that people live in a city, but on the fact that they "DO CONSIDER" themselves less or more happy.
(E) changes the meaning

A is my final answer


Awesome. thanks

OA is A indeed.
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Re: SC --- Happy [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 15:29
I'm going to guess A. They all looked bad to me at first, but I was able to eliminate B, C & E because of 'not'. Between A & D, A was clearer.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 15:33
Late but A.

I am no happier than you are. :)
I am not any happier than you are :nopem (happiness is not countable, u2 is dead on)
I am not much happier than you are :)
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2006, 22:58
(A) for the correct use of "no verb-er than" + subjunctive
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2007, 09:18
mailtheguru wrote:
Freedman's survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living
(B) not any happier than do people living
(C) not any happier than do people who live
(D) no happier than are people who are living
(E) not as happy as are people who live


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(B) and (C) are out because of "not ANY happpier"... any applies to something countable... can we count happiness?


I think this case is an exception.

not any happier is correct usage. it just has less emphasis.

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 12:34
My question is: can you say "no happier"?

I thought we usually say "not happier"
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re [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2007, 09:03
ok what if there would have been another option which goes like this:

not happier than do people living

would 'no happier' still be a better answer than 'not happier'?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2007, 10:48
mashi wrote:
My question is: can you say "no happier"?

I thought we usually say "not happier"


no happier is more emphatic/forceful.

Q: where are you going?
A: no where or not where.

in above answers "no where" is preferred over "not where". so when, more emphasis is required, no + xxx is required.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2007, 11:03
I also got A. You have to make sure that the sentences are parallel:

showed that people living ....than do people living
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