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While market-driven competition encourages [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 18:12
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While market-driven competition encourages pharmaceutical companies to actively seek innovative new drugs, market analysts note that marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as research.

A) marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as research
B) marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as does research
C) the industry budget is accounted for twice as much by marketing than research
D) the industry budget is accounted for twice as much by marketing than by research
E) marketing new drugs is twice as expensive compared to research.

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Re: While market-driven competition encourages [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 19:20
B
as much as is an ideal usage.... so c, d, e are out....
out of a and b, do you compare "marketing accounts" with "research" or "research does"? So I will go with B

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Re: While market-driven competition encourages [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 22:58
B for me.

There has to be a verb preceding research, as there is for marketing (marketing accounts for twice as much as research (accounts)!

A) marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as research. Verb before research missing.
B) marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as does research. Correct !
C) the industry budget is accounted for twice as much by marketing than research. Passive construction , and "By" missing before "research"
D) the industry budget is accounted for twice as much by marketing than by research. Passive + Twice as much....than (twice as much ...as .. is correct)
E) marketing new drugs is twice as expensive compared to research. "marketing" drugs is being compared to research. Meaning changed from original sentence; twice as expensive...compared to - Incorrect construction .
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Re: While market-driven competition encourages [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2013, 05:22
I will go with B, Right Idiom is as much as so rules out C,d and E

Out of A and B as much X as Y both needs to be parallel . SO I ll go with B
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Re: While market-driven competition encourages [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 02:50
I think A is much concise and better.

Lets see:
We have three times as many apples as you (have)

here verb is in ellipse.

A) marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as research (concise)

Lets look at the scope of ambiguity in above construction.

marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as marketing accounts for research (does it make sense) No.

marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as research


marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as research accounts or does
B) marketing accounts for twice as much of the industry budget as does research (safer)

I would say this question is not a very good question, A and B both are grammatically Ok.
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Re: While market-driven competition encourages [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 12:37
I go for "A" , it is more concise .
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