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In 1990s, there are more babies born by women over thirty [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2007, 21:59
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In 1990’s, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than under it.
(A) than under it
(B) than were they under it
(C) than had been under it
(D) than were the babies
(E) than those were under it
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 05:19
I would choose E for this one.
It seems like the correct comparasion. by woman over thirty years old than those were under 30.
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 07:19
I will go with E. Reason being that all others are in the past tense.
The original sentence is in present tense.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 07:27
I'm between B and E.

I think I would choose E for eileen1017's same rationale...
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 08:00
The answer is A.
In 1990’s, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than [by women] under it.
E is awkward...'they' seems ambiguous.
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 05:46
pawan82 wrote:
In 1990’s, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than under it.
(A) than under it
(B) than were they under it
(C) than had been under it
(D) than were the babies
(E) than those were under it



the correct idiom is more x than y
there are
more babies born by women over thirty years old
than babies born by women under thirty years old
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2008, 13:34
can ne one provide more specific reasoning... I feel that use of pronoun in E is ambiguous since one cant clearly tell as to what "those" is referring to.... also A is looking bit "incomplete".
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Re: SC-Babies born by women [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 06:57
I first went for E, but then realized that there is an ambiguity on what "those" refer to - babies or women. this is not clear...

from A thru D -> B,C and D can be obviously eliminated. A doesn't seem to be wrong as it refers to "age of 30 years"... So, comparison happens between above 30-mark and below 30-year age.. So, I now go for A...
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Re: SC-Babies born by women [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 08:39
pawan82 wrote:
In 1990’s, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than under it.
(A) than under it
(B) than were they under it
(C) than had been under it
(D) than were the babies
(E) than those were under it


In 1990's, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than babies born by women under thirty years.
In 1990's, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than those born by women under thirty years.

I hope you can understand why (A) is correct. I think the "THOSE" in "E" clearly refers to babies, but the construction was awkward.

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Re: SC-Babies born by women [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 01:52
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pawan82 wrote:
In 1990’s, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than under it.
(A) than under it
(B) than were they under it
(C) than had been under it
(D) than were the babies
(E) than those were under it


In 1990's, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than babies born by women under thirty years.
In 1990's, there are more babies born by women over thirty years old than those born by women under thirty years.

I hope you can understand why (A) is correct. I think the "THOSE" in "E" clearly refers to babies, but the construction was awkward.

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Besides the above reasoning, in the non-underlined portion we are talking present tense, hence underlined portion should also be in present, but in E the sentence used past tense. IMO A.
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Re: SC-Babies born by women [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 02:38
Good question. Babies is the subject here and the women is the object here.
than those in E compares to babies

than under it in A compares woman under 30 to women above 30.
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Re: In 1990s, there are more babies born by women over thirty [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2014, 03:52
I fashioned my logic this way,

Present tense needs present tense. Is it wrong?
Re: In 1990s, there are more babies born by women over thirty   [#permalink] 30 Aug 2014, 03:52
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