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# Though certain breeds of dog are renowned for their sense of

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Though certain breeds of dog are renowned for their sense of smell, there is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there is between members of different breeds.

A. Ditto
B. is often more difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as to find one
C. is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than
D. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there are
E. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than there is
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Though certain breeds of dog are renowned for their sense of smell, there is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there is between members of different breeds.

A. Ditto
B. is often more difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as to find one
C. is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than
D. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there are
E. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than there is

1st point of elimination : IDIOM is greater..than and more..than NOT greater..as or more...as

OPTIONS LEFT : C and E

E has verb error : for plural differences singular 'is' is being used. HENCE answer is c
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10 Oct 2012, 18:33
I'd like to know "greater ... than" should be used only refer to single statistic otherwise used "more ... than".
Why greater ... than could be used here ?
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03 Jan 2017, 05:12
My approach to solve this as follows :

1. Here sense of smell is being needs to be parallel with the underline statement "scenting ability"
2. Since sense of smell is singular we need is ... Eliminate D & E
3. In A,B and C B has an error with inappropriate use of more, hence eliminated
4. Between A and C, C has the correct usage of the idiom
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