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Based on the data gathered over the past several months, the average

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Based on the data gathered over the past several months, the average number of luxury-model cars in the lots of car dealers was lower than what the standard models' average did for this interval, but their sales and profit margin remain higher than the typical car.

A. than what the standard models' average did for this interval, but their sales and profit margin remain higher than

B. than the standard models' average for this interval, but sales and profit margin remain higher for these models than for

C. in comparison with the standard models' average for this interval, but sales and profit margin for them remain higher than with

D. as compared to what the standard models' average had been for this interval, but sales and profit margin for these models remain higher than did

E. as compared to the standard models' average for this interval, but their sales and profit margin remain higher than they did for

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Only A and B use the comparative degree of comparison marker 'than'. Kick out C, D, and E for that sake. Between A and B: In A, the action verb 'did' is clumsy in the least. In addition and importantly, A misses the 'for' parallelism. B is the best answer.
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