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The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close

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The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's. .
A) extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than</Option>
b) extinction; its numbers are now five timesmore than</Option>
c) extinction, their numbers now fivefold whatthey were</Option>
d) extinction, now with fivefold the numbers theyhad</Option>
e) extinction, now with numbers five times greater than</Option>

Can some one say why not to use more than here? When to use mroe than vs greater than? Any help?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2006, 12:57
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active...greater than used for countable objects as opposed to more than
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