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In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received

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In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.

(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any

(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no

(C) more than a million others had not any

(D) more than a million others had no

(E) there was at least a million or more others without any

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Originally posted by bmwhype2 on 02 Aug 2007, 05:59.
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355. In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.

(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any

(A) "much" for countable things is wrong; usage of "had not" signifies "had" as a verb. "had" should have meaning of possessive.
(B) "much" for countable things is wrong
(D)
(E) "at least" and "more" redundant.
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02 Aug 2007, 06:07
In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.
(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
should be many
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no should be many
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any
should be were at least

Between C and D..go with D as it is better than C.
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05 Aug 2007, 08:38
hurray,,ur snap is threat to my concentration.. somehow i cant stop laughing..
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Updated on: 05 Aug 2007, 13:47
bmwhype2 wrote:
355. In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.
(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any

A. at least.....as much as a million and more others. (Redundant. Same expressionsused twice )
B.same as above. (porblem of redundancy)
E. there was at least a million or more....again same problem.

so it cut downto C and D
Dscores cause "had no support" is far better than "had not any support"

Originally posted by rishi2377 on 05 Aug 2007, 13:38.
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14 Sep 2009, 23:59
noboru wrote:
355. In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.

(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any

IMo D

A) At least as much as is unidiomatic and awakward
B) Same as Above
C) More than solves the problem in above two but the "had not any" not clrealy represents the women those don't have the support agreements
D) Simplea and clearly mention the women, don't have the support agreements
E) "Million or more others" doesn't represent the other set of the group who don't have s.a

OA plz??
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06 Dec 2011, 06:10
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success4sure wrote:
In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.
(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
should be many
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no should be many
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any
should be were at least

Between C and D..go with D as it is better than C.

Correct....

It's D.

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Hi people,

I am quite happy with D, as the best answer.

But, I always think that the sentence after a semicolon, should be actually independent. Considering all other choice, though i hate the "there" in E, the 2nd half of the sentence stands as an independent sentence. So, I'm forced to preach 'E' here ?

Could someone throw light here?
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06 Dec 2011, 08:45
More than million is the correct usage. Although I choose D, it is always "have no" is better than "have not any". I choose base one the shortest sentence, which is preferred in GMAT.
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05 Jan 2014, 09:54
Your reasoning seems accurate to the question at hand, but you can also dump answer (e) because of redundancy. The usage of "at least" and "more than" is redundant. Also, the usage of "any" and "whatsoever" is redundant.

I hope it helps,

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b14kumar wrote:
success4sure wrote:
In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.
(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
should be many
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no should be many
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any
should be were at least

Between C and D..go with D as it is better than C.

Correct....

It's D.

Regards,
Brajesh

Hi people,

I am quite happy with D, as the best answer.

But, I always think that the sentence after a semicolon, should be actually independent. Considering all other choice, though i hate the "there" in E, the 2nd half of the sentence stands as an independent sentence. So, I'm forced to preach 'E' here ?

Could someone throw light here?
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05 Jan 2014, 20:56
nechets wrote:
Hi people,

I am quite happy with D, as the best answer.

But, I always think that the sentence after a semicolon, should be actually independent. Considering all other choice, though i hate the "there" in E, the 2nd half of the sentence stands as an independent sentence. So, I'm forced to preach 'E' here ?

Could someone throw light here?

One of the functions of a semicolon is to link two independent clauses closely connected in idea.

In, option D, more than a million others had no support agreements whatsoever is a clause and is related in idea to the preceding clause. Also note that a semicolon can link clauses connected by conjunctive adverbs or transitional phrases

Usage of semicolon seems proper.
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27 Jul 2017, 03:58
noboru wrote:
355. In 1978 only half the women granted child support by a court received the amount awarded; at least as much as a million and more others had not any support agreements whatsoever.

(A) at least as much as a million and more others had not any
(B) at least as much as more than a million others had no
(C) more than a million others had not any
(D) more than a million others had no
(E) there was at least a million or more others without any

I will do with D

A and B - Usage of much is incorrect
C - usage of not any is incorrect
E - wordy and awkward

D is CORRECT IMO
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