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# In a recent poll, 86 percent of the public favored a Clean

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In a recent poll, 86 percent of the public favored a Clean Air Act as strong or stronger than the present act.

A. a Clean Air Act as strong or stronger than

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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20 Jan 2006, 00:09
To me it is between C and E. I will go with E.

A - as .... than is unidiomatic - should be as .... as

B - redundant and awkward

C- I think .... public favored... should be followed by the "a clean act" such as in E. I know, I don't have strong case against this one..
perhaps someone else can fill the gap

D - as... than - same reason as "A"

E - idiomatic and seems correct to me

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20 Jan 2006, 00:35
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I would go with E

A. a Clean Air Act as strong or stronger than
as strong or stronger is redundant..Short and simple wud be atleast as strong

B. a Clean Air Act that is stronger, or at least so strong as,
Redundant

C. at least as strong a Clean Air Act as is
[color=orange]People prefer a Clean Air Act would be right
Not People prefer atleast as strong a Clean Air act
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D. a Clean Air Act as strong or stronger than is
Redundant

E. a Clean Air Act at least as strong as
CORRECT

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20 Jan 2006, 01:58
E for two reasons.

1. "as strong as" is correct
2. "atleast" serves the purpose for "as strong or stronger than"
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23 Jan 2006, 11:14
E takes care of the redundancy.

Matt not you. You are not allowed to make silly mistakes.

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23 Jan 2006, 11:15
btw A and E i will pick A , that was my first pick also...
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10 Oct 2014, 20:49
E. a Clean Air Act at least as strong as

Above highlighted part is the correct usage , it is non redundant also.
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