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A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive

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A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive and aggreesive anti smoking program, per capita consumtion of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as in the nation as a whole.

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B. annual per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs to about 60, more than twice as great as that

C. California's annual per capita consumption of cigarettes declined from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as the drop

D. California has seen per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs annually to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as that

E.Califronia has seen annual per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as that

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03 Jun 2007, 09:30
D.

The subject of a modifying phrase must come immediately after the phrase,
and the last part of E, "more than twice as great as that" forgets the key word "drop" which kind of changes of the meaning.

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03 Jun 2007, 09:30
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