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# At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres

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Re: At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres [#permalink]
gabriel87 wrote:
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Can you please explain why B and not C. I am confused between B and C.

my 2 cent on it.

For me btw B and C it was meaning issue. B says it gave access to x km of area. Whereas C says it gave access to x kms in area.

So meaning wise B sounds more appropriate.
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Re: At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres [#permalink]
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Can you please explain why B and not C. I am confused between B and C.

yeah sure!
the reason i eliminated C is as follows:

C says: as much as three million square kilometres in South American territory----->here "south american" is used as an adjective. such usage is wrong .
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Re: At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres [#permalink]
Incan road system provided access to as much as 3 million sq kms OF territory (Area).............. is correct comparison

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At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres of roadway that provided access to as much territory as three million square kilometers of South America.

a) as much territory as three million square kilometers of South America

b) as much as three million square kilometres of territory in South America

c) as much as three million square kilometres in South American territory

d) territory as much as south America's three million square kilometres of

e) South American territory as much as three million square kilometers.
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Re: At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres [#permalink]
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At its peak, the Incan road system incorporated over 40,000 kilometres of roadway that provided access to as much territory as three million square kilometers of South America.

a) as much territory as three million square kilometers of South America

b) as much as three million square kilometres of territory in South America

c) as much as three million square kilometres in South American territory

d) territory as much as south America's three million square kilometres of

e) South American territory as much as three million square kilometers.

we can easily opt out A,D,E .

now between B and C, territory is an area and only 'of' makes sense here .
eg: the state govt. claimed back 20% of area occupied by illegal construction . VS the state govt. claimed back 20% in area occupied by illegal construction .

option B is the best choice here.
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Hi,

"As much X as Y" is the correct idiom when comparing. However in option A "territory" is wrongly compared to "three million square km" when actually it should modify the "three million square km".

Option B is error free.

In option C: "in South American territory" changes the meaning.

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