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The use of chemical pesticides in this country is equally extensive or more so than ten years ago.

(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

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14 Sep 2005, 07:36
E

A-doesn't make sense
B- think it shoulc be extensive to also
C- looks good but think it should be extensive as it was
D- awkward
E- this looks grammatically correct
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14 Sep 2005, 09:08
D for me.
E:
as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

indicates pesticides are as extensive as they were "10 year ago or more" means ..20 years ago etc. "If not more" is wrongly modifying "10 years ago"
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14 Sep 2005, 09:22
I think it is E,
D is awkward because of the following reason.
"equal to, if not more, than ten years ago" let's disect this sentece

equal to than ten years ago
if not more than ten years ago.
here first one is grammatically wrong but second one is right. equal to is never followed by than. So choice D is incorrect.
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14 Sep 2005, 09:32
nakib77 wrote:
I think it is E,
D is awkward because of the following reason.
"equal to, if not more, than ten years ago" let's disect this sentece

equal to than ten years ago
if not more than ten years ago.
here first one is grammatically wrong but second one is right. equal to is never followed by than. So choice D is incorrect.

right.
equal to, if not more than, ten years ago

would make more sense.
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18 Sep 2005, 07:24
duttsit wrote:
D for me.
E:
as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

indicates pesticides are as extensive as they were "10 year ago or more" means ..20 years ago etc. "If not more" is wrongly modifying "10 years ago"

Does the presence of "so" after "if not more" have any effect on what it modifies.
I chose E too but thought yours was a valid argument.
Can you elaborate a little?
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19 Sep 2005, 06:28
one more vote for E.

It alone has the apt comaprision.

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19 Sep 2005, 15:59
anandsebastin wrote:
duttsit wrote:
D for me.
E:
as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

indicates pesticides are as extensive as they were "10 year ago or more" means ..20 years ago etc. "If not more" is wrongly modifying "10 years ago"

Does the presence of "so" after "if not more" have any effect on what it modifies.
I chose E too but thought yours was a valid argument.
Can you elaborate a little?

I dont think it makes any sense here when you say "if not more" modifies "10 years ago". Anything after "," does not always modify any Parts of speech before ",".

It is clearly (E) for Proper comparison.
1. The use of chemical pesticides in this country is as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so.
comparison is between today's extensiveness of use of chemical pesticide and that of 10 yrs ago.
2. so --> extensive
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21 Jun 2007, 08:43
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The use of chemical pesticides in this country is equally extensive or more so than ten years ago.
(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

Can someone explain the structure of E? The if not more so seems to be a dependent clause?
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21 Jun 2007, 09:38

I will go with E. All other options are comparing the "Use" with "Years"
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23 Apr 2016, 02:38
sgrover wrote:
The use of chemical pesticides in this country is equally extensive or more so than ten years ago.
(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

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Please explain why option A is wrong and errors in others choices as well
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sgrover wrote:
The use of chemical pesticides in this country is equally extensive or more so than ten years ago.
(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

Dear Experts,

Please explain why option A is wrong and errors in others choices as well

Hi,
I do not find any choice CORRECT here..

(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
Use of SO is wrong..
wrong comparison..use of pesticides to ten years ago.. requires "it was" before "ten years ago"..

(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
comparison problem as in A..
equal TO-- ? what

(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
wrong comparison as A..
OR MORE now modifies ten years rather than more extensive

(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
wrong comparison..use of pesticides to ten years ago.. requires "it was" before "ten years ago"..
changes meaning

(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so
grammatically BEST, but changes meaning

If there were no other option but to choose, I will choose E
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23 Apr 2016, 03:21
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smartguy595 wrote:
sgrover wrote:
The use of chemical pesticides in this country is equally extensive or more so than ten years ago.
(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

Dear Experts,

Please explain why option A is wrong and errors in others choices as well

Hi,
I do not find any choice CORRECT here..

(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
Use of SO is wrong..
wrong comparison..use of pesticides to ten years ago.. requires "it was" before "ten years ago"..

(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
comparison problem as in A..
equal TO-- ? what

(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
wrong comparison as A..
OR MORE now modifies ten years rather than more extensive

(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
wrong comparison..use of pesticides to ten years ago.. requires "it was" before "ten years ago"..
changes meaning

(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so
grammatically BEST, but changes meaning

If there were no other option but to choose, I will choose E

Hi chetan2u,

Thanks for the explanation:

are there any rules or tips to identify comparison errors as in Choise A here.

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Hi chetan2u,

Thanks for the explanation:

are there any rules or tips to identify comparison errors as in Choise A here.

IMHO , you will surely find this PDF useful ( Not my creation - Found it here on GMATCLUB itself)

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Abhishek009 wrote:
smartguy595 wrote:

Hi chetan2u,

Thanks for the explanation:

are there any rules or tips to identify comparison errors as in Choise A here.

IMHO , you will surely find this PDF useful ( Not my creation - Found it here on GMATCLUB itself)

Attachment:
Comparison theory %26 question_Lucy 0911.pdf

Happy Preparations

Abhishek

Hi Abhishek,

Thank you very much..
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