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# According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal comput

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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are
C. at much higher speeds as are
D. at much higher speeds than that
E. at speeds much higher than are
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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are - wordy
C. at much higher speeds as are - wrong idiomatic usage "enable at...."
D. at much higher speeds than that- wrong idiomatic usage "enable at...."
E. at speeds much higher than are- wrong idiomatic usage "enable at...."

IMO A
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03 May 2009, 13:42
amolsk11 wrote:
According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are - wordy
C. at much higher speeds as are - wrong idiomatic usage "enable at...."
D. at much higher speeds than that- wrong idiomatic usage "enable at...."
E. at speeds much higher than are- wrong idiomatic usage "enable at...."

IMO A

if you use the word "speeds" you have to use "are" since speeds is plural

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03 May 2009, 13:52
amolsk11 wrote:
It is A.

Though I think "speeds are" is correct...

interesting one. If it is A, then I guess "is" is the verb for possible. Can you post OE?

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03 May 2009, 13:56
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I am sorry .....what does OE mean?

OE = official explanation. Where are you getting these questions from?

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03 May 2009, 13:58
I am sorry there are no explanations here ....only questions and answer keys.
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03 May 2009, 14:01
amolsk11 wrote:
I am sorry there are no explanations here ....only questions and answer keys.

are you using sc1000? it has a lot of wrong answers

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04 May 2009, 09:36
Really good one...thought of using are as the verb for speeds..but the verb actually points to possible as in A...
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31 Jul 2009, 22:21
According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

(A) with speeds much higher than is
(B) with speeds that are much higher than are
(C) at much higher speeds as are
(D) at much higher speeds than that
(E) at speeds much higher than are
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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.
A. with speeds much higher than is
is - singular verb. Speeds - plural subject.

B. with speeds that are much higher than are
that are is redundant (that = speed).
Moreover, Companies receive data at speeds ...
They received us with open arms.

C. at much higher speeds as are
higher....than is correct; higher ...as is not correct.

D. at much higher speeds than that
A verb is required after than to support the phrase 'currently possible' and it should be plural. That would not help in this case.

E. at speeds much higher than are
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If I'm trying to get into the IT field and have minimum experience..how can I get my foot in the door and what job should I be looking for?

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30 Jan 2011, 18:41
Yes it should be E.

Agree with ' bigtreezl' - sc1000 has lot of wrong answers....

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30 Jan 2011, 19:45
I too will go with E, it should be 'are' with the 'speeds'

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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are
C. at much higher speeds as are
D. at much higher speeds than that
E. at speeds much higher than are

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11 May 2012, 13:11
I picked D because I thought that "that" in D could refer to speed.
In other words, at much higher speeds than speed currently possible.

But I realized soon that "that" in D is not consistent with speedS, which are plural.

So if "that" in D were "those", could D be an answer?
(at much higher speeds than those currently possible.)
If it could, which one is better between the modified D and E as an answer?

Also, I have a question regarding E.

Is it ok to say that "speeds" are omitted before "are" in E?
( at speeds much higher than (speeds) are currently possible.)

Thanks.

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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

Error Analysis

1. Use of “with” is not correct here. This gives the sense of “in addition with”. The correct idiom to use here is “at speeds”.
2. Singular verb “is” does not agree in number with plural subject “speeds”.

POE

Choice A: with speeds much higher than is: Incorrect for the reasons stated above.

Choice B: with speeds that are much higher than are: Incorrect. 1. This choice repeats the idiom error of Choice A. 2. “that are” is not needed in the sentence.

Choice C: at much higher speeds as are: Incorrect. The correct idiom is X much higher “than” Y, and not much higher “as” Y.

Choice D: at much higher speeds than that: Incorrect. Singular “that” does not agree in number with plural “speeds”.

Choice E: at speeds much higher than are: Correct.

eybrj2 wrote:
So if "that" in D were "those", could D be an answer?
(at much higher speeds than those currently possible.)
If it could, which one is better between the modified D and E as an answer?

Also, I have a question regarding E.

Is it ok to say that "speeds" are omitted before "are" in E?
( at speeds much higher than (speeds) are currently possible.)

Thanks.

Even if Choice D had “those” instead of “that”, Choice E still would have been a better choice because “are” after than clarifies the comparison in the sentence.
The sentence says that the alliance would make the internet speed much higher than the speeds currently are. The presence of “are” makes the comparison clear between the current speeds and the speeds that will be in the future.

And yes, you are correct in saying that "speeds" is understood after "are".

Hope this helps.
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What's the problem with option 'D'?

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According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of
the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data
over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.
A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are
C. at much higher speeds as are
D. at much higher speeds than that
E. at speeds much higher than are

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