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# Once positioned in space, the Hubble Space Telescope will

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Once positioned in space, the Hubble Space Telescope will capture light from sources twenty times fainter compared to those that can be detected by ground-based instruments.

(A) compared to those that can b detected
(B) compared to those they can detect
(C) than that can be detected
(D) than those that can be detected
(E) than those detecting

It is easy to boil to 2 answer choices, B and D. Which one is more preferred? "compared to vs than"

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12 Sep 2005, 21:31
I think D here.

Fainter already implies a comparison so the use of compared is redundant.

B also has a misused pronoun.
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12 Sep 2005, 21:54
D. The comparative structure is ...-er than...
12 Sep 2005, 21:54
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