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According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College an University Business Officers, more than three times as many independent institutions of higher education charge tuition and fees of under $8,000 a year than those that charge over $16,000

A) than those that charge



B) than are charging



C) than to charge



D) as charge



E) as those charging
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ABC are out because of "than"

E is out because of the mismatch of tense. Charge vs charging.

Will go with D.
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Clear E

Compares institutions v/s institutions
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hmm not sure, A or E.

I am leaning towards A. more than ----- than --- looks fine to me.

Problem I have with E is, education charge tuition and charging are NOT parallel.
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hmm not sure, A or E.

I am leaning towards A. more than ----- than --- looks fine to me.

Problem I have with E is, education charge tuition and charging are NOT parallel.


A is missing in this construct

as many which is not complete. You need "as many...as"

"that" is also having an antecedent problem
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E.

Would have selected D if it had been "as those that charge".

The idiomatic form is 'as many x... as y...'. D is missing the noun/pronoun at y.
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OA please.



OA is (E)
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One more for E
as many ... as

as many institutions .. as those
comparing institutions with institutions

D compares institutions with charges Incorrect
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