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Between 1925 and 1935, 5 million of the 10 million houses constructed

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Between 1925 and 1935, 5 million of the 10 million houses constructed in Liberia were built in the suburbs, so that by 1938 there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as large cities.


A. there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as

B. there was as many people living in the suburbs as the

C. as many people lived in the suburbs as those who lived in

D. as many people lived in the suburbs as those in

E. as many people lived in the suburbs as in

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gmatbull wrote:
Between 1925 and 1935, 5 million of the 10 million houses constructed in Liberia were built in the suburbs,
so that by 1938 there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as large cities.

A. there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as
B. there was as many people living in the suburbs as the
C. as many people lived in the suburbs as those who lived in
D. as many people lived in the suburbs as those in
E. as many people lived in the suburbs as in

OA after discussions...



A. people being compared to large cities-incorrect
B. people being living as the large cities-incorrect
C. compared living style and not the number, changing the required comparison.
Between D&E I choose E because it is more concise.
OA Please.
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Between 1925 and 1935, 5 million of the 10 million houses constructed in Liberia were built in the suburbs,
so that by 1938 there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as large cities.

A. there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as - should be there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as in
B. there was as many people living in the suburbs as the - should be there was as many people living in the suburbs as in the

C. as many people lived in the suburbs as those who lived in
D. as many people lived in the suburbs as those in
E. as many people lived in the suburbs as in

C, D, and E are all grammatically correct: as many people lived in the suburbs as (those (who lived) in. The part in brackets is understood, and does not add or subtract the meaning of the sentence.
So, by the criterion of concision, (E) is the most succinct.
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gmatbull wrote:
Between 1925 and 1935, 5 million of the 10 million houses constructed in Liberia were built in the suburbs,
so that by 1938 there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as large cities.

A. there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as
B. there was as many people living in the suburbs as the
C. as many people lived in the suburbs as those who lived in
D. as many people lived in the suburbs as those in
E. as many people lived in the suburbs as in

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Ans E. correct comparison between suburbs and cities. 'in' at the end of the option helps it to be correct.
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Hii GMATBULL,
can you please provide the OE please.

Am sorry no OE, but OA is


Responding to a pm:

A couple of things here:

1. Usage of 'as many as' or 'as much as'

From the way we use 'as many as', it is clear that the answer must be (E).
You can eat as many pies as you like. (After the second 'as' you don't repeat the word 'pies')
This year, she will not earn as much money as she did last year. (you don't refer to money again after the second as)

Similarly: there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as in large cities.

2. In options C and D, the use of the word 'those' is incorrect.
'those' refers to people but you are not comparing people. You are comparing the number of people.

Take an example: People of Michigan are friendlier than people of state X.
Here you are comparing people.

You can also write this as: People of Michigan are friendlier than those of state X.
Here, the use of those is correct.
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If i am not wrong this is an elliptical construction.
Karishma has made an excellent poitn that we dont repeat the what we intend to compare in "as many as" and " as much as"

This is a really stalking difference between other comparison question and comparison question which has "as many as" and " as much as"

There is an example in OG 13 same type page num 697 Q no. 139[quote][/quote]
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gmatbull wrote:
Between 1925 and 1935, 5 million of the 10 million houses constructed in Liberia were built in the suburbs,
so that by 1938 there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as large cities.

A. there were as many people who lived in the suburbs as
B. there was as many people living in the suburbs as the
C. as many people lived in the suburbs as those who lived in
D. as many people lived in the suburbs as those in
E. as many people lived in the suburbs as in

OA after discussions...


The answer is E
A , B , C can be dropped as the comparison is not correct
D is tricky as we are comparing number of people so those is not correct here
E is the answer
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