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# A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per mi

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A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

(A) as
(B) than
(C) that
(D) of what
(E) at which
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01 Apr 2010, 02:55
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look at the sentence from this point of view:

A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, ....................... the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

so we need a word that clearly connects two parts, modifying price.
the correct answer here is that (C)

the price that the ....

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01 Apr 2010, 02:57
i f you use than - you need to have the other part of comparison. more than whatever. You can`t just say than here.

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01 Apr 2010, 03:01
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A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A.) as

B.) than

C.) that

D.) of what

E.) at which

hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price as the drug’s maker charges(edited)

three times the price as the drug’s maker price

A&B has a similar prob......
is three time more or less than drug makers price?

E is out doesnt even match.

its between

C&D

ill choose C because three times the price of what drug makers are selling (would be more better and apt)

ANS:C

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18 Aug 2010, 08:42
A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, _______ the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A.) as - if we put 'as' in the blank then we need another clause for comparing the price of hair-growth drug. A new drug is sold for 3 times the price, as the maker charges for another product.

B.) than - A new drug is sold for 3 times the price, than the maker charges for another product.

C.) that - A new drug is sold for 3 times the price, that the maker charges for another product.

D.) of what - A new drug is sold for 3 times the price, of what the maker charges for another product.

E.) at which - A new drug is sold for 3 times the price, at whichthe maker charges for another product.

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20 Aug 2010, 10:00
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+1 C

A.) as - It doesn't make sense. The maker is not charging while the new drug is being sold.

B.) than - Wrong. There is not a comparison in this sentence.

C.) that - Correct. "That" refers to "the price".

D.) of what - ackward.

E.) at which - ackward.

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21 Aug 2010, 04:17
D... because the way it is usually said is "sold for three times of what other stores charge for the same thing." Try putting these in other daily scenarios..

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21 Aug 2010, 04:32
My pick was D but I guess I can understand the explanation for C..

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A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C that
D of what
E at which

Plz explain why not D ? thx

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08 Oct 2010, 21:21
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Just try reading the sentence without the "per milligram" part. This will make things clearer to you.

A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price that the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price oh what the drug’s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

You are comparing prices here. So when you say, the price of WHAT the drug maker charges, you are referring to a price for the action of the drug maker charging something. This is not true. You need to follow the parallelism closely to understand the direct comparison.

Hope this helps.

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08 Oct 2010, 23:59
whiplash2411 is right.
comparison is between PRICES.
OF What the drug’s maker charges does not make sense.

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D) of what
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as might imply while/because-- not correct here
Than is wrong because there is no comparative word form used here- like more or less or greater
If you use of what - the construction becomes- three times the price of what X charges..Here what stands for price..so, it seems to imply-three times the price of the price..that makes it wrong
And finally, 'charges at' is wrong idiom- you can say he sells at a price of.. but you cant say he charges at a price..simply, charges the price. Charges doesnt take at, therefore at which is wrong.
Left with D.

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09 Mar 2011, 20:32
you cannot compare "price" with drug's maker - "as" is wrong here.
Hence "that" is the only choice.

geisends wrote:
A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug's maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A)
B) than
C) that
D) of what
E) at which

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10 Mar 2011, 08:45
can you explain why answer D 'of what' is wrong.

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geisends wrote:
A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug's maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A)
B) than
C) that
D) of what
E) at which

i pick C. "that" is the modifier of "the price"
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geisends wrote:
can you explain why answer D 'of what' is wrong.

to see the struction more clearly, you can eliminate "per miligram" to see:
A is being sold for 3 times the price as Mr.Drug charges for B with the same active ingredient.
If you replace "of what" in (D), the sentence is totally absurb: "the price of what", do you see it awkward?
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geisends wrote:
A new hair-growth drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drug's maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A)
B) than
C) that
D) of what
E) at which

Its C.
price should be object of the charges...
E.g the game that we played..(game object of played)
the table that I bought (table object of bought)
Similarly. the price that maker charges (price object of charges)

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07 Apr 2011, 11:31
Metallicafan, the category that this falls into is comparison, but the skill necessary to identify the correct structure for that comparison is the skill exhibited by the above posters-- identifying which modifiers are used to clutter the sentence's structure, and ignoring those superfluous chunks to see the underlying grammar. The prep companies worth their salt have content work with comparisons and modifiers built into their curricula, and teach you how to identify those underlying structures.

An exercise I sometimes give to my students who struggle with this concept is to take any sentence and boil it down to its essential core--you can do this with newspaper articles, OG questions, or anything else densely written.
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