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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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New post 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!

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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

it should be E as we are comparing the institutions here..
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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

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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E for me as well, due to as...as.
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E would be perfect if it remains parallelism..."those charge"...
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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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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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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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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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E for me as well. Compare institution
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I'm going with A.
I don't like charging in E.
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the correct form is "as ....as", so it should be E.
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New post 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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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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E

As is the right term. And those is necessary for parallelism.
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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! :-D
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