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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 1970s.

A. extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than

B. extinction; its numbers are now five times more than

C. extinction, their numbers now fivefold what they were

D. extinction, now with fivefold the numbers they had

E. extinction, now with numbers five times greater than
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Re: SC - Gyrfalcon [#permalink] New post 11 May 2008, 23:53
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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 1970s.

A. extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than

B. extinction; its numbers are now five times more than

C. extinction, their numbers now fivefold what they were

D. extinction, now with fivefold the numbers they had

E. extinction, now with numbers five times greater than


I choose A for safety :lol:
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Re: SC - Gyrfalcon [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 00:52
hey can anybody pls xplain the diff. between "more than" and "greater than" in context with the above ques?
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Re: SC - Gyrfalcon [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 03:08
I thinkk its B.

More than is used while comparing the number of objects.

Greater than is used while comparing the exact figures such as greater than twenty etc.
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Re: SC - Gyrfalcon [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 06:45
OA is A.
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Re: SC - Gyrfalcon [#permalink] New post 12 May 2008, 08:26
A,

eliminate c,d,e for run on. ";" is needed here, and b used "more than", where numbers should be "greater" than.
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