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The White House is more accessible to the public than usual

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The White House is more accessible to the public than usual for a head of state’s private residence, with tours being free of charge.
(A) usual
(B) is usual
(C) has been usual
(D) one usually is
(E) it is usual
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Re: idiom question [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2011, 13:50
B as 'is' is required to compare accessibility in unambiguous way. E has pronoun problem.
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Re: idiom question [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2011, 16:35
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B as 'is' is required to compare accessibility in unambiguous way. E has pronoun problem.


Can you please specify, why "it" is wrong in E?
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Re: idiom question [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2011, 07:10
B for me.
The question is trying to say "usually the private residences of the head of the states are not that accessible"."but white house is accessible"
A seems to indicate white house was not accessible before but now it is more accessible. it does not compare it with other private residences.
C and D are obviously incorrect. "than has" is awkward and "than one" seems to indicate a person.
E. seems wordy...the "it" here refers to the white house which is present in the sentence. so unnecessary
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Re: idiom question [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 16:21
B!

The other choices sound awkward.
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