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# In a recent poll, 80 percent of public favored a Clean Air

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13 Aug 2006, 19:56
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In a recent poll, 80 percent of public favored a Clean Air Act as strong or stronger than the present act.

(A) same as original
(B) a Clean Air Act that is stronger, or at least so strong as,
(C) at least as strong a Clean Air Act as is
(D) a Clean Air Act as strong or stronger than is
(E) a Clean Air Act at least as strong as

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13 Aug 2006, 20:12
I am not a verbal guru. So I am not sure.
I think it is E.

Only C and E have two AS's. C doesn't sound right. <- i know it is not a good explanation.

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13 Aug 2006, 21:41
Will go with E.

Correct comparison and concise. A is too wordy for GMAT.

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13 Aug 2006, 22:11
It's E as "as strong as" is an idiomatic expression.

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14 Aug 2006, 03:04
for some mysterious reason, I think we need "that" after Clean Air Act. But "so strong as" in B is awkward.

Selecting (E) for brevity.

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14 Aug 2006, 04:11
Picking E.
Would have picked B had it been : " a Clean Air Act that is stronger, or at least as strong as "
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14 Aug 2006, 12:59
OA is E

was blinded by D and completely missed out on AS/AS part... talking about time pressure and stupid mistakes...

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14 Aug 2006, 13:42
I know what you mean.
I think I was blinded by the pressure when I took the GMAT last weekend.
My verbal score was 6 points less than my usual performance.

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14 Aug 2006, 18:46
"at least as strong as" maintains brevity and at the same time carries the gist of the original sentence.

So E it is

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18 Feb 2007, 21:27
Can someone explain the difference between C and E? I know E is correct but whats the difference there?

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18 Feb 2007, 21:37
trivikram wrote:
Can someone explain the difference between C and E? I know E is correct but whats the difference there?

I think..in C "Clean Air Act" is too far from "favored"

favored what?

Clean Air Act.

In E, that is easy to notice. My 2 cents

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18 Feb 2007, 21:37
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