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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink]

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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

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

the correct answer is E, but I do not know why. could anyone help me?

D & E are wrong : 3 times as much as is not same as 3 times more than , i.e., say x = 100. 3 times as much as x is 300 and 3 times more than x is incomplete - 3 times of what, let's assume if 3 times of x more than x then also it is 100 + 300 = 400. Meaning of sentence is changed.

B: Idiomatic usage : "as much as" is required, and "of" preposition is missing - 3 times of what

A: Tiny trucks line did ==> sold

Sold is more clear than did.

Ideally the parallel structure should be:

The Dancing Doll line sold : slightly more than $3.5 million worth of toys last year 40% mroe than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line "sold" newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line "sold"

the Official answer is E. The book says that we are comparing sold.

Dancing Doll line sold.........the Teeny Tiny Trucks line (sold) and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line (sold).

sold following the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and the Basic Blocks line can be omitted.

therefore the correct answer is E.

But I do not think this is a right explanation. Because when we compare how Dancing Doll line sold with how Teeny Tiny Truck & Basic Block line sold, we must use sold or at least did.

Can anyone help me give the right answer for this problem.

A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were MORE is correct C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales. AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales not PARALLEL. E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line PARALLEL and MORE used ..CORRECT

coz ven v dunt have a helping verb like here it is sold only... no helping verb .... to make it compact v can write nouns only ... verb is understood...

A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were MORE is correct C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales. AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales not PARALLEL. E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line PARALLEL and MORE used ..CORRECT

I suppose "3 times as much as sth" is idiomatic as well? no?

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24 Jan 2013, 06:10

bupbebeo wrote:

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

Option A, B, C & D make the same kind of error i.e. Comparing Sales with Line.
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