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Freedmanâ€™s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

(A) no happier than do people living
(B) not any happier than do people living
(C) not any happier than do people who live
(D) no happier than are people who are living
(E) not as happy as are people who live

I got this wrong but still have doubts about OA, will discuss after you try it.
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11 Jan 2006, 11:50
A.

B and C are Out because of double negiative not any ..

looks like D compare's happier with people --wrong comparision so out

E I am not sure but it looks like it changes the meaning. It suggests that people living in large city are more happpy.
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11 Jan 2006, 14:33
IMO A.

A) no happier than do people living
(B) not any happier than do people living
Not any happier seems wordy, no happier is concise
(C) not any happier than do people who live
Same as in B
(D) no happier than are people who are living
Is not parallel...people living in X than are people living in Y
(E) not as happy as are people who live
Not parallel. Living .... people who live
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11 Jan 2006, 17:18
A.

If we add the omitted words to this sentence, the comparison looks OK.
Freedmanâ€™s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities (consider themselves..)
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11 Jan 2006, 17:53
One more vote for A

for correct comparision and to maintain parallelism
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11 Jan 2006, 19:39
A.

Don't quite know why "not any happier" is wrong but felt it was wrong , so had eliminated B and C - andy_gr8 explanation seems the most reasonable for why "not any happier" is wrong

D and E does not have the parallel construction with ".... that people living in small towns and rural areas...."
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11 Jan 2006, 20:11
Very good job all, the OA is 'A'!

Can anybody explain, what does 'do' mean in the comparison below?
I'm not sure why am I getting

Freedmanâ€™s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.
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12 Jan 2006, 04:02
I think 'do' is refering to 'consider'.

Freedmanâ€™s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

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14 Jan 2006, 07:21
vivek123 wrote:
Very good job all, the OA is 'A'!

Can anybody explain, what does 'do' mean in the comparison below?
I'm not sure why am I getting

Freedmanâ€™s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

Vivek123,

Do you have the OE for why B is wrong - especially "not any happier than"?

Though I had picked A, did not have a real strong reason for eliminating B, so interested in the OE.

Thanks.
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14 Jan 2006, 09:18
5elements wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Very good job all, the OA is 'A'!

Can anybody explain, what does 'do' mean in the comparison below?
I'm not sure why am I getting

Freedmanâ€™s survey showed that people living in small towns and rural areas consider themselves no happier than do people living in big cities.

Vivek123,

Do you have the OE for why B is wrong - especially "not any happier than"?

Though I had picked A, did not have a real strong reason for eliminating B, so interested in the OE.

Thanks.

Sorry 5element, I don't have OE for this,
but "no happier than" is better/concise/less wordy than "not any happier than"
14 Jan 2006, 09:18
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