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Employing the finest and most up-to-date training techniques, Mike Powell was able to jump farther when compared to the distance achieved by Bob Beamon in the 1968 Olympics.

A. when compared to the distance achieved by Bob Beamon
B. as compared to the distance achieved by Bob Beamon
C. by comparison with Bob Beamon's distance
D. than Bob Beamon's distance
E. than Bob Beamon did
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A jumps further than B
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Employing the finest and most up-to-date training techniques, Mike Powell was able to jump farther when compared to the distance achieved by Bob Beamon in the 1968 Olympics.
A.when compared to the distance achieved by Bob Beamon
B.as compared to the distance achieved by Bob Beamon
C.by comparison with Bob Beamon's distance
D.than Bob Beamon's distance
E.than Bob Beamon did


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The answer is E and below the reasoning

meaning: Mike Powell employed finsest and up to date training techniques and in the Olympics of 1968, Mike jumped farther than Bob Beamon

Choices A and B can be cancelled as the usage "When Compared to" and "As Compared to" are unidiomatic

Choice C makes the sentence awkard.

D makes Illogical comparison as it compares Mike Powel to Bob Beamon's Distance

E. E is the correct ans as the entity compared are parallel.

Also, use of Farther (adverb) is in Comparlative form and hence than should be used.
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Since the underlined portion of the sentence completes the idiom that begins in the non-underlined portion of the sentence with the word farther, check whether the idiom is constructed correctly. This sentence uses the construction farther when compared, an incorrect form of the idiom farther than. This is an idiom error, so eliminate choice A and look for any obvious repeaters. There are no obvious repeaters, so evaluate the remaining answer choices individually looking for reasons to eliminate each.

Choice B uses the construction farther as compared, an incorrect construction of the idiom farther than, so eliminate choice B. Choice C uses the construction farther by comparison, an incorrect construction of the idiom farther than, so eliminate choice C. Choice D fixes the idiom error by using the correct idiomatic construction farther than, but it incorrectly compares Mike Powell to distance, so eliminate choice D for a comparison error. Choice E fixes the idiom error by using the correct idiomatic construction farther than and introduces no new errors, so keep choice E.

Choice A: No. Farther when is an incorrect form of the idiom farther than. Idiom.

Choice B: No. Farther as is an incorrect form of the idiom farther than. Idiom.

Choice C: No. Farther by is an incorrect form of the idiom farther than. Idiom.

Choice D: No. Mike Powell is incorrectly compared to distance. Comparison.

Choice E: Correct.

The correct answer is choice E.
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