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Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than

B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than

C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than

D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for

E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for

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22 Jun 2008, 11:39
I'd pick C. Reasons are below.

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Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than (wrong – compared weight with quarters)
B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than (I think it should be ‘it is lighter’ or ‘it weighs less’, not ‘it weighs ligher’ (please clarify?) Also || is broken: it should be ‘more as a substitute for … than for’)

C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than (nothing wrong?)

D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for (Broken ||: should be ‘as a substitute for … than for’)
E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for (incorrect reference - ‘it’ in ‘it is for’)
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22 Jun 2008, 11:45
goalsnr wrote:
Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than

B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than

C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than

D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for

E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for

more X rather than Y --- unidiomatic
more X than Y -- idiomatic.

A,E are out -- not using correct idiom
B, D --- changes the meaning by ommiting "for" before dollar bill.

original meaning:
dollar coin.. ..as substitute .."for four quarters" than " for the dollar bill"
below setence distorts the orignal meanig:
dollar coin.....as substitue ... "for four quarters" than " the dollar bill" ---->means.. "dollar coin .. as substiute for four quarters" than " dollar bill substitue for four quarters"...

I will go for C.
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22 Jun 2008, 12:10
A,D,E are easy to be eliminated.

Between B and C, I choose C.

B should change the position of "MORE" as follow:
as a substitute more for four quarters than [FOR] the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than

I think the use of FAR LIGHTER THAN is grammatically correct.
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23 Jun 2008, 16:07
OA is C
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