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1) Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992,<< a greater proportion than it was>> in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been
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26 Aug 2004, 04:07
marine wrote:
1) Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992,<< a greater proportion than it was>> in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been

A: No. "it" has no clear referent
B: Yes
C: No. "they" refers to costs but the subordinate clause is all about comparing the proportions of spending
D: No. "so" is redundant, "which" is inappropriate
E: No. "it" has no clear referent, "which" is inappropriate
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26 Aug 2004, 13:43
I will go with E on this one. Will try to explain if it is right.
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26 Aug 2004, 15:52
D and E can be immediately eliminated due to unclear "which".
Although "it" in A refers to proportion, the tense is wrong.
There is a pronoun reference problem (the unclear they) and a tense problem in C.
So, by elimination, the answer is B.
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26 Aug 2004, 17:51
(B) for me. No ambiguous pronouns 'it' and 'they'
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26 Aug 2004, 21:13
My choice is A
pronoun 'it' refers properly
tense usage is correct as the event 'previous elections' happened in the past.

Do we have any other reason to eliminate A ? Thanks
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27 Aug 2004, 05:56
marine wrote:
1) Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992,<< a greater proportion than it was>> in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been

A. 'than it was' - awkward
B. ok
C. what's 'they'?
D awkward
E. past perfect 'has been' is not appropriate here
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30 Aug 2004, 09:37
krish wrote:
My choice is A
pronoun 'it' refers properly
tense usage is correct as the event 'previous elections' happened in the past.

Do we have any other reason to eliminate A ? Thanks

A.
I agree with Krish, it correctly establishes the pronoun for the stem.
What is the correct answer?
30 Aug 2004, 09:37
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