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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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C
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01 Apr 2010, 03:55
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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, 03:57
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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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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17 Aug 2010, 19:08
you need that here so C
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18 Aug 2010, 04:12
VERY TOUGH CHOICES BUT GOING FOR D
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18 Aug 2010, 09:42
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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+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, 05:17
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, 05:32
My pick was D but I guess I can understand the explanation for C..
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04 Jul 2011, 17:59
Why is D wrong??? Can someone please explain in detail ...I am confused......
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Why is D wrong??? Can someone please explain in detail ...I am confused......

First off -- make sure you understand the meaning of the sentence. What is the author trying to convey?

In simple language ---> There is a new product. The manufacturer of this new product is selling it for 3 times the price of another product (also produced by the same manufacturer). Both these products contain the same ingredients.

Look at choice D closely --

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

"Of which" here --> in a sense refers to a price of a price.

An easier approach would be to ignore the "per milligram" modifier.

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

Choice D does not convey the intended meaning of the sentence.
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05 Jul 2011, 19:11
I go with C.

Look at the sentence and ignore per milligram.

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.

That fits in nicely. The rest are awkward.
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20 Apr 2013, 23:06
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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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C

Tough 1 for me.C is the answer...........
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22 Apr 2013, 23:58
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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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C

Holy monkey.....C was the first one I crossed off. SC is the bane of my existence!!!

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19 May 2014, 01:44
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siddhans wrote:
Why is D wrong??? Can someone please explain in detail ...I am confused......

First off -- make sure you understand the meaning of the sentence. What is the author trying to convey?

In simple language ---> There is a new product. The manufacturer of this new product is selling it for 3 times the price of another product (also produced by the same manufacturer). Both these products contain the same ingredients.

Look at choice D closely --

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

"Of which" here --> in a sense refers to a price of a price.

An easier approach would be to ignore the "per milligram" modifier.

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

Choice D does not convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

Thanks for the explanation, but I would just like to confirm that "of what" in the problem would also be invalid for the reason above too (since you typed of WHICH).
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Dear @tedchou12,

I will be glad to help clarify your doubt. I somehow believe that you are still doubtful about this question since you have not understood the crux behind what this question tests. Please do correct me if my supposition is wrong.

To answer your question directly - the explanation provided for "of which" is also applicable for "of what". Can you reason it out why? The reason has actually been presented very well in the explanation above. The key thing here is to understand the intended meaning that the sentence wants to communicate. Once you figure that out you will understand why "of which" or "of what" or "as" are incorrect in the context of this sentence.

Do let me know if you have any follow on questions.

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21 May 2014, 01:47
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Dear @tedchou12,

I will be glad to help clarify your doubt. I somehow believe that you are still doubtful about this question since you have not understood the crux behind what this question tests. Please do correct me if my supposition is wrong.

To answer your question directly - the explanation provided for "of which" is also applicable for "of what". Can you reason it out why? The reason has actually been presented very well in the explanation above. The key thing here is to understand the intended meaning that the sentence wants to communicate. Once you figure that out you will understand why "of which" or "of what" or "as" are incorrect in the context of this sentence.

Do let me know if you have any follow on questions.

Regards,

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Yes, Payal, can you please explain to me what "of which", "of what" and "as" function in this sentence?
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26 Jun 2014, 22:31
This question is testing the noun noun modifier .. the correct usage will be introduction of 'that' to replace 'as'.

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