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72. A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents’ home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children’s or grandchildren’s home.

(A)as compared to households where the
(B)as there are households where the
(C)as those whose
(D)than compared to those where the
(E)than there are whose

I really want to see some more light shed on the wrong choice! Thanks!
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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19 May 2008, 00:51
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72. A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents’ home as compared to households where the grandparents are living in their children’s or grandchildren’s home.

(A)as compared to households where the
(B)as there are households where the
(C)as those whose
(D)than compared to those where the
(E)than there are whose

Again, let's follow my favourite procedure, POE.

Let's see the original sentence: A recent report shows that there are more than 3 times as many X underlined text etc etc. Idiom usage: as many .... as. The answer choices must contain as. What is being compared : households.
A. Idiomatic exp correct. But "as many as.... compared to" - Incorrect.
B. Idiomatic exp correct. - Right choice.
C. Idiomatic exp correct. "whose" does not go with households - Incorrect
D. Incorrect idiomatic expression " as many .. than"
E. Incorrect idiomatic expression " as many .. than"

I think B is the right answer.
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19 May 2008, 01:01
I also with B. I chose C but "those whose" = "households whose" sounds incorrectly.
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19 May 2008, 01:08
Thank you all.

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I also with B. I chose C but "those whose" = "households whose" sounds incorrectly.

Oh at the same boat as mine!

Let see C: as those whose...= as households whose parents

It really sounds good for me, ofcourse, in my daily life!
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19 May 2008, 19:06
Whats the OA?

OA is B
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05 Jan 2017, 16:33
hi experts , what is the correct answer. I chose A but not sure?
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06 Jan 2017, 22:54
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hi experts , what is the correct answer. I chose A but not sure?

The correct answer is B. First consider a simple example to understand why the parallelism is properly maintained in B:

I have three times as many pens as you have (pens).

The blue-highlighted and the pink-highlighted parts are correctly compared.

Now take option E:

there are (more than) three times as many households where the children and grandchildren are living in their grandparents’ home as there are (households) where the..

You may now probably understand how the above two structures are identical.

Please let me know if you still have doubt.
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