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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2004, 20:20
I believe B to be right here
I'm not sure what the exact rule here is but I'll try to back it up with examples.
Ex: A mercedes is more expensive than usual for a car --> wrong
A mercedes is more expensive than is usual for a car --> sounds better

Warren Buffet is richer than usual for a human being --> wrong
Warren Buffet is richer than is usual for a human being --> sounds better

I believe the difference between the 2 is that the former is equivalent to normal and you usually intends "compared to the subject's self"
Ex: He is nicer than usual --> ok

The latter "is usual" is used to compare the subject, being part of a subgroup, to the overall group as shown in my examples.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2004, 20:42
Tough one!!
Will go with B

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2004, 19:59
got B.

"..is larger" than "..is usual" holds the key
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2004, 21:00
great problem, just curious why can't it be E?
here it refering to parthenon??
any takers?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2004, 00:02
praveen_rao7 wrote:
great problem, just curious why can't it be E?
here it refering to parthenon??
any takers?


I think " it usually is" is the correct usage in the context
And it sounds parallel as well i.e. The Pathe*** is (larger than) it usually is ...
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