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The fewer government restrictions there are on advertising a service, the more false advertising there will be, and those companies that typically falsify claims in advertisements usually charge more for that service than other companies.

(A) those companies that typically falsify claims in advertisements usually charge more for that service than other companies.
(B) those companies that typically falsify claims in advertisements usually charge more for that service than have other companies.
(C) companies that typically falsify claims in advertisements usually charge more for that service than do other companies.
(D) companies that typically falsify claims in advertisements usually charge more for services than other companies.
(E) those companies that typically falsify claims in advertisements usually charge more for services than other companies.
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C.
compare "chargining" with "charging" (not company)
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Agree on C..

Also it is the only choice, which contains the neccessary "charge more than other companys do".
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New post 03 Nov 2005, 07:48
I would also go with C.

When I read the sentence, I knew that one of the answer choice has to contain the word "do", so I skimmed and only found C. I just read the other ones, just to double-check.
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A,B,E - are eliminated straght for usage of .....and those companies.....
and wrong comparisons.

Now choice between C and D.
C is the correct answer 'coz of the usage ..... than do other companies
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C.

do is needed and that service is needed to show that the advertised service is charged extra
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OA is C

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Explanation:
> Spot the Error:
Look for Comparative triggers. The use of more ・than・indicates the comparison.
Rule and Fix:
A comparison must be of two similar things and must be balanced. The comparison is between what certain those companies ... charge and their companies A proper comparison will compare noun to nouns or verbs to verbs. This comparison improperly compares what one company charges to other companies・
POE:
A, D, and E.
Chunk and Compare:
Compare B to C.
B compares what "those companies・harge" to what "other companies・ave" which is not a logical comparison.
Eliminate B.
Reread your choice:
Choose C.
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New post 03 Nov 2005, 22:57
"Those" has no clear referant. Eliminate A, B and E.

C is better than D because it maintains the correct comparison:

[companies that .... ] + charge than do (i.e. charge) + [companies
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I agree. C must be the answer. It is a matter of what you compate to. nouns to nouns, verbs to verbs, etc...
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