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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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02 May 2008, 09:33
I would go for A on the grounds of conciseness and parallellism
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02 May 2008, 09:38
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
Correct
(B) not any happier than do people living
Not any happier
(C) not any happier than do people who live
Not any happier
(D) no happier than are people who are living
Changes meaning from what people in big cities think to what they are
(E) not as happy as are people who live
Changes meaning from not happier to less happy
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02 May 2008, 09:45
A for me as well..

the comparison is between people..and A sets it up correctly..
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02 May 2008, 16:10
A is right ... either they "consider themselves no happier" or they "do not consider themselves happier" <-- this just sounds right to the ear. I am not sure if there is a rule around it. This eliminates BCE. Between A and D is incorrect as considering themselves happy is incorrectly compared to being happy.

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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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03 May 2008, 06:06
I agree with answer A. "no happier" sounds right and "people living in small towns" is compared to "people living in big cities".
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04 May 2008, 08:24
People living in small towns should be parallel to people living in big cities. So eliminate C,D and E.
Between A & B is there a rule as to why A would be right ?

saravalli 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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