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Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.

(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West
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24 Feb 2012, 01:22
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Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.

(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West

Dear Banon what is the source of these questions. It is indeed tough ,though i got it correct but in 1 min 55 secs.
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24 Feb 2012, 02:36
Good question !!!

I choose C
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24 Feb 2012, 20:55
I picked C.

In D, is "100 times greater than" correct? I would expect it to be "100 times".
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24 Feb 2012, 22:04
Hi,

I go for E, bcos in C "one " refers to ambious noun "area " or "earthquake" , also D is not concise and hence E is the best possible ans according to me.

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28 Feb 2012, 11:56
I got the answer correct but in 2.01 mins.....
Tough one.
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28 Feb 2012, 17:06
Tough question...got that right in 1.55 mins!
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29 Feb 2012, 05:10
A is incorrect, as it distorts the intent:

It suggests that the event(earthquake in the west and earthquake in the east) has actually happened and the same earthquake (earthquake in the east) causes distruction in the west as well.

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24 Apr 2017, 17:57
I picked A because subject is earthquake, so verb devastates fits in.
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24 Apr 2017, 19:25
Pretty tough question !!!

BANON wrote:
Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.

(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West
INCORRECT... "IT" is problematic.It is not the same earthquake that devastates an area in both the East and the West.

(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
INCORRECT... same as (A)

(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
INCORRECT... change in meaning.The intended meaning is to show that a quake devastates the area in eastern United States more severly than a quake of comparable magnitude does in the West.

(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
CORRECT

(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West
INCORRECT... same as (A)
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