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23 Aug 2006, 15:58
There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fosil fuels; more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A....
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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23 Aug 2006, 16:43
B and D has a right use of idiom "as much... as".

I prefer 'D' for for the use of word "now" before "generated through wind power".
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23 Aug 2006, 17:35
A or E..

"than" is needed for comparison.. more than

I will go with A since it is simpler

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23 Aug 2006, 19:23
choice between B and D (A and E are out for using as...than)

will go with D for using 'now' at the right place. it is as close to verb as it can be.
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23 Aug 2006, 19:27
2times wrote:
There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fosil fuels; more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A....
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

explanations please!

"much energy " So than is not needed

D should be it

if it was 10 times more...then than should come....
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23 Aug 2006, 19:31
Picking D.
"as much energy....as it was".
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23 Aug 2006, 20:35
Going for D.
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23 Aug 2006, 20:38
My vote is for B...

What is the OA??
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23 Aug 2006, 21:06
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking D.
"as much energy....as it was".

"it" in D has an unclear referent.

GMAT loves to test "was the case" comparisons.

My wager is on (E)
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23 Aug 2006, 21:12
choosing E...
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23 Aug 2006, 21:20
GMATT73 wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking D.
"as much energy....as it was".

"it" in D has an unclear referent.

GMAT loves to test "was the case" comparisons.

My wager is on (E)

Again I make the same mistake of picking D.
Will have to work on this construction.

MATT here's the link to the previous discussion.

.... http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=33432
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24 Aug 2006, 07:35
I see all options other than the OA....C!
Can any one try and explain?
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24 Aug 2006, 08:10
buzzgaurav wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking D.
"as much energy....as it was".

"it" in D has an unclear referent.

GMAT loves to test "was the case" comparisons.

My wager is on (E)

Again I make the same mistake of picking D.
Will have to work on this construction.

MATT here's the link to the previous discussion.

.... http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=33432

Obviosly I need a study break. Its 1am in Osaka and Im getting really sleepy. Will pick up on this point tommorrow after work.
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24 Aug 2006, 08:40
Not gettng wrong this time.....

This is C

A and E are out because of "as much.....than"
B and D are out because of "it". "it" can not refer to clauses. In B and D "it" is refferring to "energy generated".
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24 Aug 2006, 16:37
Of course, the correct comparison is: as....as....was the case

Hint: Be on the lookout for "as is/was the case" constructions. They are more often correct, than not.
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24 Aug 2006, 17:42
another point to eliminate D and E

placement of NOW plays a role in those... it changes the meaning... NOW GENERATED vs. WAS (GENERATED) in 1990.
24 Aug 2006, 17:42
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