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# Britain's economic growth was slower in the mid-1970's and

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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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19 Apr 2006, 21:36
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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20 Apr 2006, 06:35
Agree with D...

Again a case where the sentence is longer, yet is more accurate than the rest!
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22 Apr 2006, 23:12
OA is D
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01 Jul 2013, 05:31
Can someone explain D and E. Thanks!
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01 Jul 2013, 05:42
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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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Can someone explain D and E. Thanks!

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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