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# According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and

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02 Jul 2017, 10:05
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hi, the explaination to this question points towards option E, which I chose. However the OA is D. please explain why is D correct and E incorrect. thanks

Hi kanikas1 ,

The answer to your question has been very well explained by the experts in the above posts.

Specifically you can look here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/according-to ... l#p1838756

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10 Jan 2018, 09:06
In my exam simulation I chose answer A, why is A wrong?
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15 Jan 2018, 19:00
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In my exam simulation I chose answer A, why is A wrong?
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The key to this question is the comparison idiom: "three times as many independent institutions [do a bunch of stuff] _______________ other institutions."

Obviously, I've stripped a lot of distracting crap out of the sentence, but what would you prefer to have in the blank: "as" or "than"?

See if that helps! And if you need more on comparisons, check out part I and part II of our YouTube series on the topic.
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