The Los Angeles-Sprawl program has depleted resources as much by degrading air quality than by the destruction of habitats.
(A) than by the destruction of habitats.
(B) rather than by the destruction of a habitat.
(C) than by destroying habitats.
(D) as by the destruction of a habitat.
(E) as by destroying habitats.
Idioms and parallelism are what being tested in this q.
The idiom ...as much....as ... is how it is correctly used and based on that construction the original sentence begins by saying "as much by degrading
The words in red requires the next verb that comes after as
to be in the same tense and that by
be before the verb...i.e as by destroying.
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