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# as vs than there vs than in

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Updated on: 20 Sep 2008, 11:29
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

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Originally posted by Nihit on 20 Sep 2008, 11:22.
Last edited by Nihit on 20 Sep 2008, 11:29, edited 1 time in total.
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20 Sep 2008, 11:25
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

E at first sight. Need to have any OTHER month.
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20 Sep 2008, 11:29
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Richardson wrote:
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

E at first sight. Need to have any OTHER month.

IMO D. In E i feel "what" is redundant
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20 Sep 2008, 11:41
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

more than is right so A) and B) are out

C) is wordy
D) has missing modifier

IMO E)
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20 Sep 2008, 12:28
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

Its clearly between D & E.

Do we clearly need the word other? I dont see a difference without the word "other". It is still a month to month comparison.

Comparsion in E is better sales of fund shares is compared to "what" has ITG had estimated.

Those who think E is the answer, can you please explain why we need "other"?
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20 Sep 2008, 12:34
icandy wrote:
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

Its clearly between D & E.

Do we clearly need the word other? I dont see a difference without the word "other". It is still a month to month comparison.

Comparsion in E is better sales of fund shares is compared to "what" has ITG had estimated.

Those who think E is the answer, can you please explain why we need "other"?

Theres difference of "what" as well between D) and E) which made me chose E).
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20 Sep 2008, 12:44
Even my choice is E.

When we compare objects of same class (months in this case), to exclude the main object, which we were comparing, from the rest, the word 'other' should be used. It is not required in cases where the object is compared to itself.
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20 Sep 2008, 12:46
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icandy wrote:
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

Its clearly between D & E.

Do we clearly need the word other? I dont see a difference without the word "other". It is still a month to month comparison.

Comparsion in E is better sales of fund shares is compared to "what" has ITG had estimated.

Those who think E is the answer, can you please explain why we need "other"?

If we don't have a what, we actually end up comparing sales of fund shares to the industry trade group.
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20 Sep 2008, 21:00
Nihit wrote:
Even though more money was removed out of stock funds in July as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as an industry trade group had previously estimated.

A. as in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
B. as had been in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what
C. than there was in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as that which WORDY
D. than in any month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as
E. than in any other month since October 1987, sales of fund shares in July were not as low as what

D Vs E =>
Yezzz => any other is reqd here since july is compared with other months and also we cant compare sales with "an industry trade group had previously estimated" hence what is reqd very much

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