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Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and its decline much more rapid in the subsequent recession than the United States.


A.Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and its decline much more rapid in the subsequent recession than the United States.

B. The economic growth of Britain was slower in the mid-1970's and it declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did.

C. Britain's economy, which grew more slowly in the mid-1970's, also had declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did.

D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.
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agree with D. E confuses...

D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.
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Agree with D...

Again a case where the sentence is longer, yet is more accurate than the rest!
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Can someone explain D and E. Thanks!
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Can someone explain D and E. Thanks!



Hi I think the game changer is the correct form of comparison used in D

The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.

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The D britiain's economic decline is compared to that of united state

whereas in E Britain's economic decline is compared to USA.



Hope its useful,Someone correct if I am wrong.
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D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

Perfectly parallel: the economy is the subject of both actions.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.

Two different subject: the Britain's economy and its decline (seems the same but there is a difference)

The economy grew and then declined
The economy grew and then its decline was


First point in favor of D. Second point: the comparison.

The presence of "did" is D clarifies the comparison: the two economies are compared (Britain's and US's).
In E

decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.

it's not clear: is the decline more rapid than the US economy? Not clear. In comparisons the presence of an auxiliary verb is necessary if the comparison is ambiguous (as in this case).
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Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and its decline much more rapid in the subsequent recession than the United States.

A.

B. The economic growth of Britain was slower in the mid-1970's and it declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did.

C. Britain's economy, which grew more slowly in the mid-1970's, also had declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did.

D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States.

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.



Ans D. comparison is correct.

In E - comparison is wrong. the decline is compared with the economy of the United States.

A, B, C - again comparison error.
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A. Wrong comparison: Britain’s economic growth has been compared with the United States
B. Wrong comparison: Britain’s economic growth has been compared with the United States
C. Wrong comparison: Britain’s economic growth has been compared with the United States
D. CORRECT
E. Not parallel … ‘grew’ is not parallel to ‘its decline’.
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Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and its decline much more rapid in the subsequent recession than the United States.


A.Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and its decline much more rapid in the subsequent recession than the United States. - growth vs united states ; usage of its to refer to Britain is incorrect as Britain is not a noun

B. The economic growth of Britain was slower in the mid-1970's and it declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did. - growth vs United states

C. Britain's economy, which grew more slowly in the mid-1970's, also had declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than the United States did. - economy vs united states

D. The economy of Britain grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and declined much more rapidly in the subsequent recession than did the economy of the United States. - Correct

E. Britain's economy grew more slowly in the mid-1970's and its decline was much more rapid during the subsequent recession than the economy of the United States.- comparison issue - you can't compare a decline to an economy
Here, its (possessive pronoun) can serve to refer to Britain's (preceding possessive). The reason is that both the possessive pronoun and the preceding possessive serve as ADJECTIVES. That said, a reader might wonder whether the intended referent for its is not Britain itself but Britain's ECONOMY.
For this reason, we should look for an answer choice that makes the intended meaning crystal clear.

Answer D
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Doing away with extra words in the sentence gives actual answer:
d) The economy of Britain grew slowly and declined more rapidly than did the economy of the United States. parallel with correct tense.
e). Britain's economy grew slowly and its decline was more than the economy of the United States. what does its refer to? Britain or economy? Not clear.
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