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There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A.) generated through wind power now than it was

B). generated through wind power now as it was

C). generated through wind power now as was the case

D). now generated through wind power as it was

E). now generated through wind power than was the case.
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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 06:27
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There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.


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A.) generated through wind power now than it was

Wrong use of the idiom "as much as".
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B). generated through wind power now as it was

Wrong, because the "as" is followed by a subject pronoun "it". Putting a noun after "as" is confusing by suggesting functional comparison or by turning the "as" into the subordinating conjuntor; here with the possible meaning of "because". For more about that aspect of using "as" see: Manhattan SC, p. 144.
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C). generated through wind power now as was the case

Correct, because the verb "was" after the "as" eliminates the confusion described under B). Correct idiom form is used too. One may suspect wordiness here, but the sentence is very clear, isn't it? I seldom go for patterns in 700+ problems.
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D). now generated through wind power as it was

Wrong for the same reason as B).
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E). now generated through wind power than was the case.

Incorrect use of the idiom "as much as".

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tennis_ball wrote:
OA is C.


Tennis - You almost sound twisted ;-) revealing that answer :-)

The "it" in our favorite choices B and D doesn't go down well with PVUE folks - this "it" - while we all intuitively understand points to the "energy generated earlier" doesn't have a clear referent and hence incorrect. "As was the case" properly modifies the "Amount of energy generated earlier" and create a PVUEwise PROPER comparison me thinks!
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As much............... as

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2006, 23:32
There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.


A.) generated through wind power now than it was

B). generated through wind power now as it was

C). generated through wind power now as was the case

D). now generated through wind power as it was

E). now generated through wind power than was the case.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2006, 23:41
Obviously between B and D....
I think there is no suprise to you :)

I choose D...

Clearly expresses the meaning of a sentence. 10 times as much energy is now generated through wind power as it was generated some time ago....

The other option B, has a different meaning.... 10 times as much energy generated through wind power....meaning the use of wind power has not necessarily increased....

A very good SC....
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2006, 02:51
C


A.) generated through wind power now than it was

B). generated through wind power now as it was

C). generated through wind power now as was the case

D). now generated through wind power as it was

E). now generated through wind power than was the case.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2006, 03:23
This is one tough ...

A & E out because of the use of 'than' is repetetive.

I like B for no obvvious reasons.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2006, 08:59
I think its C

"as is the case" is prefered over "as it was"
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answer is D [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2006, 09:37
I think the answer is D

I choose D...

Clearly expresses the meaning of a sentence. 10 times as much energy is now generated through wind power as it was generated some time ago....

Please disclose the answer

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2006, 22:07
OA is C.
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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 03:16
A very good question on comparison.


more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990
Here energy is not compared ....check the below {as much ..as is correct}


more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now asenergy was generated through wind power in 1990

to shorten this we wrote

generated through wind power now aswas the case in 1990

Now compare this question with
http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-reasons-for-yesterday-s-sharp-rise-in-the-stock-market-31875.html

where direct noun is compared... so what was is wrong there

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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2013, 05:53
tennis_ball wrote:
There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A.) generated through wind power now than it was

B). generated through wind power now as it was

C). generated through wind power now as was the case

D). now generated through wind power as it was

E). now generated through wind power than was the case.


To all experts, could we kindly get a nice explanation for this question? It hasn't been adressed properly yet.
IMO the Answer is D, but I have read somewhere that people are saying Answer is C.

Could we please have a nice debrief?
Would be happy to throw some Kudos out there

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Re: There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 00:56
tennis_ball wrote:
There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A.) generated through wind power now than it was

B). generated through wind power now as it was

C). generated through wind power now as was the case

D). now generated through wind power as it was

E). now generated through wind power than was the case.


It can refer to heavy reliance,fossil fuels,energy,wind power
none of the noun is correct here IMO

More than ten times as much energy is generated through wind
power now than wind (heavy reliance/fossil fuels/energy/wind power) was in 1990.
All noun referred are incorrect here as illogical comparison
Hence A,B,D eliminated.
E eliminated because of repeating than again.

Ans C)
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