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# According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts

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According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it.

A. than
B. than born
C. than they were
D. than there had been
E. than had been born

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22 Aug 2006, 00:11
It is A.
Remember this question from before for a great explaination by Paul.

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http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14161
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22 Aug 2006, 00:36
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more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than [born to] under it [thirty].

B - ellipsis either is for noun or for verb.
C - lacks ||ism and "they" who??? babies or health officials hehehehehe
D - lacks ||ism - No need of "had"
E - lacks ||ism - No need of "had"
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