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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink] Show Tags 05 Apr 2013, 02:31 1 This post was BOOKMARKED 00:00 Difficulty: 55% (hard) Question Stats: 38% (01:49) correct 62% (01:00) wrong based on 108 sessions HideShow timer Statistics The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40% mroe than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales.

A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales
B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were
C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales.
D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales
E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line

Can someone please explain the difference between 3 times as much as and 3 times more than??
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In kaplan the explanation is............
The word than preceding the underlined portion of the sentence tells us that the underlined portion is a comparison.Items compared must be parallel to each other,both as items and grammatically.Here,the money the Dancing Doll(DD) line received from sales is compared to that received by the Teeny Tiny Trucks)TT and Basic Blocks (BB)lines,so all three quantities should be started the same way.
Only the mane of the toy line and the amount should change from item to item,and the verb sold does not need to be repeated for each item.

(A)includes did with the TT sales but no verb with the BB sales,these forms are not parallel
(B)is not parallel because it uses did with TT sales and were with BB sales
(C)includes sold withTT sales,but no additional verb with BB,so it can also be eliminated
(D)uses Basic Blocks sales,which is not parallel to Dancing Dolls line and Tenny Tine line
(E)eliminates the verbs and make the comparison more parallel by using more than for one item and nearly three times as much as for other.Its the correct answer.

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