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29. 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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15 May 2008, 02:03
Answer B, 'as much.... as' is the right expression.
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15 May 2008, 04:41
Is B better than C because B is more concise ?
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15 May 2008, 05:12
So tricky GmatPrep I think so! We all fall in the trap, OA is not B
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15 May 2008, 05:31
My thoughts:

It has to be as much .... as (eliminate A, E)
generated through wind power now makes logical sense - narrow down to B, C

I would go with C mainly because the "it" in option B does not seem to have a clear antecedent (does it refer to Wind power or energy)

Final pick - C
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15 May 2008, 07:34
bah thought was B also.

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15 May 2008, 13:17
on the train for C on this..

it in D and E what does it refer to?

i have a question, about it..when does it become a passive pronoun and when does it become a vague modifier? i have seen severeal questions..and now i am begining to think i might not fully understand the concept..
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15 May 2008, 13:31
HefAR wrote:
My thoughts:

It has to be as much .... as (eliminate A, E)
generated through wind power now makes logical sense - narrow down to B, C

I would go with C mainly because the "it" in option B does not seem to have a clear antecedent (does it refer to Wind power or energy)

Final pick - C

C for me for the same reasons.
Fresinha, thats good point. I also have similar doubt. If any has some concepts please let us know.
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15 May 2008, 13:39
A and E has comparison issues with the use of 'than' - as much as is more idiomatic

Among B, C and D, pronoun 'it' has no clear referrent in B and D.

C.
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15 May 2008, 13:58
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29. 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

Cool. A and E eliminated. Since as much X AS Y is correct
I feel 'is now generated' is better than 'is generated now' . Eliminate B
'as was the case' redundant. Eliminate C
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15 May 2008, 18:09
After I made a warning that Gmatprep is tricky, some of you change the mind. And only four of you choose correct choice!

I think the reasoning we choose one option only because it sounds best really does not widen any right thing on the whole sentence. At the beginning, I choose D also with that reason, and I was shot by OA!

mbawaters wrote:
pronoun 'it' has no clear referrent in B and D

fresinha12 wrote:
in D and E what does it refer to

HefAR wrote:
because the "it" in option B does not seem to have a clear antecedent

Thank three of you. Your reasoning definitely persudes me!

OA is C
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04 Nov 2011, 05:13
I picked B as well.Clear now why the ans is C.
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21 Nov 2011, 07:59
+1 C ( though initially I marked B )
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