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Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-transaction economy, the spending of one dollar typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than in a single- or limited-transaction economy.

A. typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than
B. typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than it would
C. typically generates several times as much gross income in such an economy as though
D. in such an economy typically generates several times as much gross income as the spending of one dollar would
E. in such an economy typically generates several times the gross income than

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Is the correct idiom "several times as much as"? Is that why "several times the gross income than" is incorrect in this case? Initially, I picked B as the answer, but I think it is idiomatically incorrect. Would love to read other members' reasoning for this question.

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In such phrases the correct idiom is X times as [adjective] as.
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Experts please help with this. How is D correct? And what's wrong with B?

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Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-transaction economy, the spending of one dollar typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than in a single- or limited-transaction economy.

A. typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than

Look at the word ......THAN ........It means we need to compare .......compare what ??

the spending of one dollar ...........is compared to ...........in a single or limited transaction economy ..........(WRONG )


B. typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than it would


it .........ambiguous pronoun ..........may refers to economy or the spending


C. typically generates several times as much gross income in such an economy as though

wrong comparison


D. in such an economy typically generates several times as much gross income as the spending of one dollar would

correct


E. in such an economy typically generates several times the gross income than

wrong comparison


CORRECT ANSWER D
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THis is a typical case in which the correct answer choice looks really wordy and awkward.

Here we have a complicated comparison that must be expressed properly. Choice (D) is correct: the spending . . . generates several times as much gross income as . (D) also correctly repeats the spending of one dollar instead of using the unclear pronoun it .

Answer (A) incorrectly uses generates several times the gross income . . . than .

Answer (B) incorrectly uses it which implies that the second spending is the same as the first. The second spending constitutes the same amount as that of the first, but the two are not the same spending.

Answer (C) incorrectly uses generates several times as much. . .as though .

Answer (E) incorrectly uses generates several times the gross income than .
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Before getting down to serious dissection, just consider the basics. ‘Than’ does require ‘more’ for proper comparison. Choices A, B and E don’t have that structure. Between C and D, C distorts the meaning by using an inappropriate term ‘though’. D survives though wordy.
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Before getting down to serious dissection, just consider the basics. ‘Than’ does require ‘more’ for proper comparison. Choices A, B and E don’t have that structure. Between C and D, C distorts the meaning by using an inappropriate term ‘though’. D survives though wordy.


Hi daagh,

I have a doubt .
Although (D) is essentially the correct answer by POE , I want to know the usage of would here
what "Would" is doing in this sentence ?
It is used because author intends to explain a prediction/assumption ?
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Before getting down to serious dissection, just consider the basics. ‘Than’ does require ‘more’ for proper comparison. Choices A, B and E don’t have that structure. Between C and D, C distorts the meaning by using an inappropriate term ‘though’. D survives though wordy.


Hi daagh,

I have a doubt .
Although (D) is essentially the correct answer by POE , I want to know the usage of would here
what "Would" is doing in this sentence ?
It is used because author intends to explain a prediction/assumption ?
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‘Would’ is an elided form of ‘would generate’
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Answer (B) ...... but the two are not the same spending.

Would you please explain why the two are not the same spending? It seems to me that both are same spending of one dollar.

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The construction "generates several times the gross income… than…" is incorrect. It should either be written "several times more gross income… than…" or "several times as much gross income… as…"

Choices (A), (B), and (E) all use "several times… than…" Choices (C) and (D) use "several times as much… as…"

Choices (A), (B), and (E) all misuse "several times," pairing it with "than."

Choice (C) and Answer Choice (D) both use the correct "as much… as…" structure. However, choice (C) introduces a stray "though" which is unnecessary and incorrect.

(D) is significantly longer than any of the other choices, but this does not automatically make it overly wordy. In fact, the extra words serve to make the sentence more clear and easy to read. (D) is correct.
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The construction "generates several times the gross income… than…" is incorrect. It should either be written "several times more gross income… than…" or "several times as much gross income… as…"

Thus, eliminating answers based on the construction above, C and D remain.

C is incorrect because "as though" changes the meaning of the sentence from a comparison between an unlimited-transaction economy and single or limited-transaction economy. Thus, D is the answer.
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Official Explanation:
Read the Original Sentence Carefully, Looking for Errors:

The construction "generates several times the gross income… than…" is incorrect. It should either be written "several times more gross income… than…" or "several times as much gross income… as…"

Scan and Group the Answer Choices:

Choices (A), (B), and (E) all use "several times… than…" Choices (C) and (D) use "several times as much… as…"

Eliminate Wrong Answer Choices:

Choices (A), (B), and (E) all misuse "several times," pairing it with "than."

Choice (C) and Answer Choice (D) both use the correct "as much… as…" structure. However, choice (C) introduces a stray "though" which is unnecessary and incorrect.

(D) is significantly longer than any of the other choices, but this does not automatically make it overly wordy. In fact, the extra words serve to make the sentence more clear and easy to read. (D) is correct.

TAKEAWAY: An answer choice shouldn't be eliminated for being too wordy if the extra words help to clarify the meaning of the sentence.
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