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# A new method of deriving the vaccine for hoof-and-mouth

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A new method of deriving the vaccine for hoof-and-mouth [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2009, 07:07
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A new method of deriving the vaccine for
hoof-and-mouth disease from E. coli bacteria allows
for levels of serum production that are more
than a thousand times higher per bacterium than

was previously possible.

a) that are more than a thousand times as high per bacterium than
b) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium as
c) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium than
d) as much as a thousand times as high per bacterium than
e) as much as a thousand times higher per bacterium as

I have no idea how to approach this question!!
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Re: SC- a new method of deriving a vaccine [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2009, 07:19
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cici wrote:
A new method of deriving the vaccine for
hoof-and-mouth disease from E. coli bacteria allows
for levels of serum production that are more
than a thousand times higher per bacterium than

was previously possible.

a) that are more than a thousand times as high per bacterium than
b) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium as
c) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium than
d) as much as a thousand times as high per bacterium than
e) as much as a thousand times higher per bacterium as

I have no idea how to approach this question!!

A. as high..than is wrong
B. higher...as is wrong
D. as high.. than is wrong
E. higher...as is wrong

C is correct. The correct idiom is as high as or higher than.
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Re: SC- a new method of deriving a vaccine [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2009, 11:24
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Yes, C.

The sentence looks difficult. But, answer options make the correct option clear. It is the levels of serum production that are more than thousand times higher.

Hence, possible usage are "higher than" or "as high as".

Only option C correctly uses it.
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Re: SC- a new method of deriving a vaccine [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2009, 11:39
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cici wrote:
A new method of deriving the vaccine for hoof-and-mouth disease from E. coli bacteria allows for levels of serum production that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium than was previously possible.

a) that are more than a thousand times as high per bacterium than
b) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium as
c) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium than
d) as much as a thousand times as high per bacterium than
e) as much as a thousand times higher per bacterium as

I have no idea how to approach this question!!

Answer choice C and original sentence are same but Answer choice A is different.
Agree with C.
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Re: SC- a new method of deriving a vaccine [#permalink]

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08 Mar 2009, 01:17
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cici wrote:
A new method of deriving the vaccine for hoof-and-mouth disease from E. coli bacteria allows for levels of serum production that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium than was previously possible.

a) that are more than a thousand times as high per bacterium than
b) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium as
c) that are more than a thousand times higher per bacterium than
d) as much as a thousand times as high per bacterium than
e) as much as a thousand times higher per bacterium as

I have no idea how to approach this question!!

Answer choice C and original sentence are same but Answer choice A is different.
Agree with C.

You guys are right!

The OA is C
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