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A recent national study of the public schools shows that (there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were) four years ago.

(A) there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(B) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(C) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many as there were
(D) every thirty-two pupils now have one microcomputer, four times as many than there were
(E) every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer, four times as many as
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C) ! because right idom usage and right subject-verb-agreement
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well please discuss, why the wrong choices are wrong.

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c is correct!

were is needed at the end to connect four years ago
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E is wrong because it implies that every one of the thirty-two pupils has 1 computer as opposed to there being 1 computer for every thirty-two students....yes the answer is C.
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