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# A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there

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13 Jul 2008, 15:47
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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

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13 Jul 2008, 17:00
For me it was b/w A and B. IMO A.

However, in this sentence we need a comparison hence I went with A inplace of B.
D&E are out as the idiom is "as many as"

C. There are two pronouns one after the other "those whose" I am not sure whether this is the right reason to eleminate C. Can anyone else explain the "error" in C.

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13 Jul 2008, 17:13
C makes a wrong comparision.

IMO B. In A "as many as compared to" in uniodmatic. "as many as" in B sounds correct.

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13 Jul 2008, 17:30
tarek99 wrote:
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

as many households ..... as ...households. IMO B

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13 Jul 2008, 18:12
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We need as many as.

D & E are out

C has those, which can refer to both HH and C & GC

Between A & B.

B is parallel to the first part of the sentence

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 grandparents are living in their children’s or grandchildren’s home.

I feel that the comparison is done already with as many as. No need for compared to.

B is my pick

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14 Jul 2008, 12:31
OA is B

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14 Jul 2008, 17:16
tarek99 wrote:
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

This SC is testing
1.COmparision - households type X and households type Y
2 Idiom -as X as Y

A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many X as compared to Y
A recent United States Census Bureau report shows that there are more than three times as many X as there are Y

B

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Re: SC: More comparisons   [#permalink] 14 Jul 2008, 17:16
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