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According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and
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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03 Aug 2009, 23:12
The answer is D or E

as .. as

you need to have these two

And I would say the answer is E. That would make parralelist correct!

What is the answer?
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04 Aug 2009, 03:51
ankur55 wrote:
According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and
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

it should be E as we are comparing the institutions here..
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04 Aug 2009, 06:47
According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and
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

though D and E maintain as...as construction...they dont seem to be good answer choices.

In fact A sounds better "more X than Y" and "that" correctly modifies "those---institutions"...IMO A

but if i have to make a choice..i will go for A....but still not sure..IS THIS A GMAT SENTENCE..SOURCE PLEASE

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04 Aug 2009, 11:11
E for me as well, due to as...as.
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04 Aug 2009, 11:48
E would be perfect if it remains parallelism..."those charge"...
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06 Aug 2009, 00:27
How is "E" parallel? "A" shows parallelism.

"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."

"more than three times as many independent
institutions of higher education charge tuition and fees of under \$8,000 a year as those charging over \$16,000."

See the difference...
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06 Aug 2009, 06:45
Hi CaliCpa, I didn't think A was good because it used the word "than that charge". Where's that "than" referring from? Where's the comparison? It started with "more than three time", but there's no other word that puts forth second "than" that charge.
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06 Aug 2009, 06:50
bakfed wrote:
Hi CaliCpa, I didn't think A was good because it used the word "than that charge". Where's that "than" referring from? Where's the comparison? It started with "more than three time", but there's no other word that puts forth second "than" that charge.

yeah i thought it is "more than three times as many.....as..."
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07 Aug 2009, 01:33
IMO E.. though charging looked somewhat awkward to me but when compared with other options I will go with E
A, B & C- more than three times as many ... than those that charge .. idiom error. as many...as
D- parallelism error. institutions are compared to charge
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08 Aug 2009, 07:10
E for me as well. Compare institution
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26 Aug 2009, 10:30
I'm going with A.
I don't like charging in E.
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28 Aug 2009, 03:50
the correct form is "as ....as", so it should be E.
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18 Sep 2009, 02:35
E is the OA.
The question is from the infamous SETS..!! Set 24 to be precise.
Although I dont think E is the correct answer.
The sentence is good as it is..!!

"More X than Y" is the correct idiom and not "As X as Y" as some of you pointed out.
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24 Oct 2009, 09:02
ankur55 wrote:
According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and
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

A, B, and C - the second than is illogical
D distort the meaning by eliminating "those"
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24 Oct 2009, 14:34
E

As is the right term. And those is necessary for parallelism.
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24 Oct 2009, 14:36
I just realized that I've already answered this topic in the past, but I chose a different choice this time. I guess you can say I'm getting better at this!
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