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The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

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The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

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IMO the answer has to be D.
We are supposed to make the right comparison here.
In A and B, there is a SVA issue. A and B treats "broader set of expenses" as plural as is evitable by "those". This is wrong. In "broader set of expenses" we must deal with the "set" not the "expenses". A and B are gone.
In C, "broader set of expenses" is being compared with the "marketing department". Incorrect.
D makes the right comparison and hence is correct.
In E, if you remove the modifier by crossing it off, the sentence will not be able to stand on its own.

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Re: The finance department took into account a broader set of ex [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 22:24
Thanks Marcab .
It should be "that"
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