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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 the 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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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
it gives a impression that same quake will occur in the west also
(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
same problem as above
(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of the comparable magnitude occurring in the West
an area 100 times greater...is better than 100 times the area
(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 Wests
same problem as A,B

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168. 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 the 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


Please Explain ... and also Why A is wrong?

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I think D is the best among these.(but i think its not the ideal)

IMO A is wrong because the first clause is modifying a place and not earthquake so it should be D.

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I think D is the best among these.(but i think its not the ideal)

IMO A is wrong because the first clause is modifying a place and not earthquake so it should be D.


Agree with D. D introduces "the place" very early in the sentence, thereby making sense that we are comparing eastern part of the US with the western part.

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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 the 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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It should be 'A'.
Its correctly refers to earthquake and the parallelism is all the way correct.

(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
-->its a conclusion based on the previous phrase, 'will' is not needed
(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of the comparable magnitude occurring in the West
--> '100 times the area' incorrectly compared against 'one of the comparable magnitude'
(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
--> incorrect tenses , 'devastate' vs 'occurring '
(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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Some thoughts:
1. “X of Y” means Y’s X.
=> “X of Y” indicates y possesses X. It is a possessive case.
If we say “earthquake of a given magnitude”, we mean “A given magnitude’s earthquake”. It does not make sense, and it is awkward.
=> This rule eliminates A, and B.
2. Comparative Degree:
=> Whenever we see “than”, we expect a comparative form of adjective such as “greater, smaller, taller, more beautiful before “than”.
=> Look at option C. There is no such comparative form of adjective. So, C is out.
3. “100 times more area” is unidiomatic:
=> Then idiomatic usage with 100 times includes:
--- “100 times the area that”
---“100 times the area of X”
---“100 time more likely than”
=> This rule eliminates E.
Besides, the option E has tense problem.

Answer is D.

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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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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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Good question !!!

I choose C :-(
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I picked C.

In D, is "100 times greater than" correct? I would expect it to be "100 times".

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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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I got the answer correct but in 2.01 mins..... :oops:
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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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(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West
( "It" has no clear referent)
(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
( "It" has no clear referent, here it refers area)
(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of the 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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Hi,

As per Manhattan SC guide, following usage is wrong:

"The man is five times older than his grandson."


And the right usage is:

"The man is five times as old as his grandson."

Keeping this rule in mind, I had rejected D option..

Can anyone explain?
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Two things to note here:

The pronoun ‘it’ referring to the earthquake in the east, creates muddle. It looks as though the said earthquake traveled from the east to the west and then we are comparing the devastations. This is wrong. The comparison is between the damage of one earthquake of a magnitude on one side and the damage of another earthquake of a similar magnitude on the other. That is the reason, we should drop A, B and E, which have the vexing pronoun ‘it’

Which is the appropriate one? 100 times the area or 100 times greater area? Both are correct, though mean different things. Therefore, context is the decider. Be concerned about what the original text says. If it says 100 times, then take 100 times. If it says 100 times grater than, then take 100 times greater than. Now you can confidently drop C. C also says 100 times …. than, which is a grammatical flaw. D is the pick
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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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