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During the last decade, hurricanes in the Atlantic basin have been considerably stronger, on average, compared to those during the prior fifty years.

A. compared to those during
B. when compared to
C. when compared to those during
D. than those during
E. as those during

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During the last decade, hurricanes in the Atlantic basin have been considerably stronger, on average, compared to those during the prior fifty years.

A. compared to those during
B. when compared to
C. when compared to those during
D. than those during
E. as those during


comparative form " STRONGER" is used,,, hence "than" is required...

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D. Because stronger required than. Usage of as is wrong. Stronger is not underlined portion.

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broall wrote:
During the last decade, hurricanes in the Atlantic basin have been considerably stronger, on average, compared to those during the prior fifty years.

A. compared to those during
B. when compared to
C. when compared to those during
D. than those during
E. as those during


Since the comparison is between the hurricanes in the Atlantic basin(in the past decade)
and the hurricanes in the prior 50 years, we need to make sure the above 2 entities are
compared.

When compared to - is an incorrect usage.
Of the lot, Option D(than those during) is the best option
because we are comparing the strength using stronger then!
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During the last decade, hurricanes in the Atlantic basin have been considerably stronger, on average, compared to those during the prior fifty years.

A. compared to those during
B. when compared to
C. when compared to those during
D. than those during
E. as those during


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In Sentence Correction questions testing comparisons, you need to make sure you create a logical, idiomatic, and parallel comparison (L.I.P.). In this example, the primary issue is the idiomatic choice. Because comparison idioms are so common in language, you must know the common ones: more than/less than, as many as/as much as, etc. (A), (B), and (C) all contain a redundant comparison structure that is always wrong: since the comparative word “stronger” begins the comparison (as is the case with “more”) you cannot also have “compared to” – we already know it’s a comparison from the word “stronger!” In (E) the word “as” is incorrect as the correct idiomatic structure is “stronger than” not “stronger as.” Correct answer is (D).
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