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# focus on comparisons

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06 Jan 2008, 07:16
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Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been

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06 Jan 2008, 08:23
B it is

a greater proportion refers to the increase it and they create unneccessary confusions in A and C. B is also parallel. In D and E use of which is not required

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06 Jan 2008, 09:21
klepto wrote:
B it is

a greater proportion refers to the increase it and they create unneccessary confusions in A and C. B is also parallel. In D and E use of which is not required

it sounds good

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07 Jan 2008, 05:32
B it is

which can't be used as it doesn't have any clear antecedent...

A is wordy and E is using unreferred pronoun

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07 Jan 2008, 13:27
A or B?
i will go with A, in B ...than in.. does not sound good?
OA pls

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07 Jan 2008, 16:43
marcodonzelli wrote:
Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been

DE: use of which is wrong.
C: who is they?
A: what does it exactly refer to??? soaring television costs??? improper subject-verb agreement if so.

B it is

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