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

a) same
b) more as a substitute for four quaters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1gms, far lighter than
c) as a substitue for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 gms, far less than
d) as a substitue for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1gms is far lighter than it is for
e) as a substitute more for four qurters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight , only 8.1gms, is far less than it is for

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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2009, 19:27
My question is:

If i want use the idiom (more X than Y) then,
1) Dollar coin will be used more as a substitue for four quaters than for dollar bill (X wrong)
2) Dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quater than as a substitute for dollar bill (O)

Obviously (2) is not concise. The answer C, however, is not following 'more X than Y' idiom either.

C) Dollar coin will be used as a substitute for four quarer more than for dollar bill.

Shouldn't it be
Dollar coin will be used as a substitute more for four quarer than for dollar bill.

Since C is correct answer, what kind of consturction did it use? (X more than Y)? Is this a correct consturction?
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2009, 23:15
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My question is:

If i want use the idiom (more X than Y) then,
1) Dollar coin will be used more as a substitue for four quaters than for dollar bill (X wrong)
2) Dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quater than as a substitute for dollar bill (O)

Obviously (2) is not concise. The answer C, however, is not following 'more X than Y' idiom either.

C) Dollar coin will be used as a substitute for four quarer more than for dollar bill.

Shouldn't it be
Dollar coin will be used as a substitute more for four quarer than for dollar bill.

Since C is correct answer, what kind of consturction did it use? (X more than Y)? Is this a correct consturction?


Answer is C.

I don't know what construction it is but there should be a "the" before the dollar bill.
It is a noun - just like: the sun can never a substitute for the ocean.

now there is a bizarre statement. :)
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2009, 00:48
Officials at the Unites States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitue for four quaters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1gms, is far less than four quaters, which weigh 5.67 gms each.

a) more as a substitue for four quaters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1gms, is far less than -->more ... rather than is unidiomatic
b) more as a substitute for four quaters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1gms, far lighter than --> incompleted comparison structure, for should be added after than
c) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 gms, far less than --> correct, more here is an adverb modifying for used, and appropriate comparison structure: S + V + prep (as) + Object (a substitude) + prep (for) + obj (four quaters) + more than + prep (for) + obj (dollar bills) + ...

Notes: its a correct comparison structure mate, a more simple exp: He likes you more than her

d) as a substitue for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1gms is far lighter than it is for --> many errors
e) as a substitute more for four qurters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight , only 8.1gms, is far less than it is for --> mentioned error
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2009, 19:17
I did not like any of the choices.
I rejected C because 1) 'more' seemed misplaced and 2) 'it' in the 'because it weighs only 8.1' can refer to both the dollar bill and the coin.

OA and source?
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2009, 19:07
Answer is C.
Certainly a better choice than others.
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2009, 20:52
None of the answers are good. However, C for me.
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2009, 07:34
IMO A,
but does not have any confidence in any of the choices. Tough one, please post the source and oa.
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Re: SC- officials at US Mint... [#permalink] New post 06 May 2009, 08:24
Substitute of will be the right idiom to use...In A, is not clear to me about what "it" is referring to.....

marshpa wrote:
IMO A,
but does not have any confidence in any of the choices. Tough one, please post the source and oa.

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