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22. 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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22. 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


In (C) - 'there is' and 'as many as' stands out against option (A) and (B)

In (E) - 'now has' and 'as many as' is bettter than option (D)

Now which is the better choice.. I will go for 'C'

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C

as many as is the correct idiom. C is better than E

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22. 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


1st split: as X as. only C and E left. everything else does not complete the idiom with the scond as.

Btwn C and E. I go for C, b/c four times as many as seems to illogically refer to one computer in E. C makes it clearer I think. I dunno if this is the correct reasoning though.

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OA-C

I was chosing between C and E b/c of "as many as" is the corret usage. However I still dont get why the answer is C rather than E. Is it because C is more clear? Or there is another grammer mistake in it.

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A.Haung wrote:
22. 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


between C and E

C -- meaning --> computers (for every thirty-two pupils) , four times as many as there were --> No.of computers increased to 4 fold
previously 32*4= 128 one computer for every 128 pupils. No increased to four fold..one computer for every 32 pupils
E -- meaning --> 32 Pupils now has one computer, four times as many as they were.. previously 8 pupiles have one computere. Here four times refer to Pupils Number which changes the original meaning

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C for me.

Comes down to C Vs E.
The comparison in E is not clear and seems to be comparing pupils.

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C is the answer since 4 times should refer to the computer - for E it refers to pupils.

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A.Haung wrote:
OA-C

I was chosing between C and E b/c of "as many as" is the corret usage. However I still dont get why the answer is C rather than E. Is it because C is more clear? Or there is another grammer mistake in it.


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(E) every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer, four times as many as
[does][every thiry-two pupils]
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Exactly the same Question I have, why "there were", why not "there was" ?

One more Question I have is , what is the role of construction "four times as many as there were four years ago" ?
It seems clause to me, but how it can attach with another clause with comma only ?

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tashu wrote:
Exactly the same Question I have, why "there were", why not "there was" ?

One more Question I have is , what is the role of construction "four times as many as there were four years ago" ?
It seems clause to me, but how it can attach with another clause with comma only ?

Thanks in advance,
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Hi all,

I have the same question as tashu, why not "there was"????

Thank you for your help.

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C the first clause gives a perfect meaning, as ... as is correct idiom usage.
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C for me! one question to E: Isn't every thirty two pupils have<<< ?

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Subject beginning with every is singular so has is right

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Why Option E is incorrect.

when 4 times as many as is near microcomputer.

How ill we come to know that it is not modifying the previous noun but the noun next to previous noun.

Pls Clarify.

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Between C and E
C is best.
E says pupil is four times.
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IMO C. should in E the verb be have.. as in 32 pupils have 1 micro computer?

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btwn C and E.

for me in E "every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer" seemed awkard..so eliminate

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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

Correct IDIOM is "as many as" - Hence, A and B are out as they use "as many than" which is incorrect

D and E - Change the meaning - "number of microcomputers per pupil has become four times, not the number of pupils"

Hence - Answer is C
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