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# For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster

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For the last five years the Dutch economy has grown faster than Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained well below that of the other three countries.

A) Britain, France, or Germany, with the unemployment rate having remained
B) have those of Britain, France, or Germany, and the unemployment rate remaining
C) have Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained
D) the economy of Britain, France, and Germany, with the unemployment rate that has remained
E) the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

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11 Dec 2005, 09:15
E) the economies of Britain, France, and Germany, and the unemployment rate has remained

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11 Dec 2005, 15:33
I like B, can someone tell me how E is the right answer and what is the official answer ?.

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11 Dec 2005, 16:28

Its only choice that shows ||ism with the correct comparisons

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11 Dec 2005, 17:15
new1975 wrote:
I like B, can someone tell me how E is the right answer and what is the official answer ?.

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E is the best.

Compare like things. "Dutch economy " to economies of other countries
There are two errors in B:

1. "than have those of" is incorrect
2. Non-underlined part says "grown" instead of growing, means its not continuing... so we must use "remained"
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13 Dec 2005, 19:16
Great going guys, the OA is 'E'!
(I got this wrong, chose 'B' )

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13 Dec 2005, 23:32
Multiple countries so plural "economies".

Late. but E.

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