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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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16 Oct 2006, 20:35
I would go with C. "they" in C clearly refers to babies.

were..were parallelism too..
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16 Oct 2006, 20:52
winskc wrote:
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.

I am guessing B. C is not clear whether it is women or babies.

more X than Y. A to after born would have been ideal but oh well.

I'll wait for the OA and OE
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16 Oct 2006, 21:17
this is A

...were born to women over the age of thirty than (to women) under it
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17 Oct 2006, 08:00
I like A. No reason better than brevity!

What is OA?
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17 Oct 2006, 19:17
Tricky! I'd go with A, "to women over the age of thirty than (to women) under it." OA?
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17 Oct 2006, 19:28
OA is A =)
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