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The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to B. the equivalent of those that visited C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

B.
I think there is an error in underlining.
If you want to attach post-comma section as an appositive phrase, it should start with a noun. (hundreds of people =noun)

bmwhype2 wrote:

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show. B. the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show. C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Please post the technical grammar rule on why an answer is wrong.

None of the options looks good enough. I try POE and get C.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.
B. the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show.-- ambiguity. It appears the people who visited the 2 events were equivalent, NOT their numbers
C. equal to those who visited - the use of equal should be more restrictive
D. as many as the visitation to - "number of people" is compared to "visitations"
E. as many as visited - misses "those who". But that could be implied.

Between A and E I choose the less wordy - E.
Moreover, I feel that "equivalent to the number" should be used when some concrete number is specified in the non-underlined part before.

you got a reason why you like it?? or just guessing???

I think A is a run-on! we need a proper connector, that leaves B, D and E

B makes the appropriate use of "the" , that is correctly refering to the vistors...

B it is..

D and E are just weird...

dahcrap wrote:

bmwhype2 wrote:

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show. B. the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show. C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Please post the technical grammar rule on why an answer is wrong.

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show. B. the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show. C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Please post the technical grammar rule on why an answer is wrong.

E looks good to me, there is a proper conjunction and ellipsis. none of the other answers looks right to me. equal is very precise so can't be used here, equivalent is used when slightly abstract comparisons are needed, not sure if that is the case here.

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show. B. the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show. C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Please post the technical grammar rule on why an answer is wrong.

E. "the equivalent of those that" is not an idiomatic expression.

you got a reason why you like it?? or just guessing???

I think A is a run-on! we need a proper connector, that leaves B, D and E

B makes the appropriate use of "the" , that is correctly refering to the vistors...

B it is..

D and E are just weird...

dahcrap wrote:

bmwhype2 wrote:

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show. B. the equivalent of those that visited last year’s Impressionist show. C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Please post the technical grammar rule on why an answer is wrong.

I like D

To be honest I felt I could eliminate A,B, C. I didnt like E and honestly I havent heard of a word "visitation". So I attributed my ignorance to this word and was forced to choose D. I hope the OP doesnt say there was a typo in E. I feel E shud have been as many as those visited

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, as many as visited last year’s Impressionist show.

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art drew hundreds of people each day, as many as (those who) visited last year’s Impressionist show.

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art imposing [#permalink]

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The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accouterments, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

(A) equivalent to the number of visitors to (B) the equivalent of those that visited (C) equal to those who visited (D) as many as the visitation to (E) as many as visited

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to B. the equivalent of those that visited C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Comparing number to number, Should have equal. Equivalent is wrong. A & B out

C equates numbers to people. Wrong

D equates numbers to the visitation? Holy Molly. Out

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to B. the equivalent of those that visited C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Comparing number to number, Should have equal. Equivalent is wrong. A & B out

C equates numbers to people. Wrong

D equates numbers to the visitation? Holy Molly. Out

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to B. the equivalent of those that visited C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

Comparing number to number, Should have equal. Equivalent is wrong. A & B out

C equates numbers to people. Wrong

D equates numbers to the visitation? Holy Molly. Out

E remains and is the best of the lot.

can you please explain how C is wrong

IMO, those directly refers to the people and the does not imply the total number of "those"

The exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary art — imposing statues, intricately painted coffins, and numerous accoutrements, drew hundreds of people each day, equivalent to the number of visitors to last year’s Impressionist show.

A. equivalent to the number of visitors to B. the equivalent of those that visited C. equal to those who visited D. as many as the visitation to E. as many as visited

agree with E.

exhibition..drew hundreds of people , as many as <people> visted last year's impressionist show.

C is wrong

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