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Qn:393 In one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War,

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Qn:393 In one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 10:38
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In one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, fought at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, four times as many Americans were killed as would later be killed on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.

(A) Americans were killed as
(B) Americans were killed than
(C) Americans were killed than those who
(D) more Americans were killed as there
(E) more Americans were killed as those who

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Official Answer: A


What's for you the correct answer?
Could you please explain?

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Re: SC 393 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 12:11
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hate to tell you this but "as many...as" is an idiom.

The only answer choices that correctly use this expression are A, D, and E.

In answers D and E, the extra use of the word "more" is redundant because "four times as..." is already used to tell us that the quantity of Americans killed is greater.

The answer needs to be A.
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Re: SC 393 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 13:42
well done GMATBootcamp

I knew there was a "as many as" ... but I found answer A pretty awkward and then chose E.
I should have used POE to get rid of non possible constructions and get only A as a possible answer!
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Re: SC 393 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2010, 02:30
Thanks Gmatbootcamp,

I should have just looked at this question thru a simpler eyes, I kept thinking that this is a trick question and that A can't be it. I pick E at the end :(
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Re: SC 393 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2010, 06:03
"As many as" is correct idiom and properly used in option A.
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Try substituting simpler words when in doubt

(A) Americans were killed as
>> I read as many books as you do.
(B) Americans were killed than
>> I read as many books than you do.
(C) Americans were killed than those who
>> I read as many books than the one which you do.
(D) more Americans were killed as there
>> I read as many more books as there you do.
(E) more Americans were killed as those who
>> I read as many more books as ones which you do.

It's a clear A.
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Re: SC 393 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2010, 15:10
A is the clear choice as many ....as Idiom
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Re: SC 393 / 1000 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 10:05
FQ wrote:
Try substituting simpler words when in doubt

(A) Americans were killed as
>> I read as many books as you do.
(B) Americans were killed than
>> I read as many books than you do.
(C) Americans were killed than those who
>> I read as many books than the one which you do.
(D) more Americans were killed as there
>> I read as many more books as there you do.
(E) more Americans were killed as those who
>> I read as many more books as ones which you do.

It's a clear A.


I pick A ..reason is correct idiom...

BTW I like your suggestion . it helps ( i use this often ) ..
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