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In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administra- tions combined.

(A) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(B) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(C) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(D) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(E) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as the last four administrations combined
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In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined.

(A) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(B) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(C) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(D) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(E) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as the last four administrations combined

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In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administra- tions combined.

(A) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(B) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(C) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(D) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(E) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as the last four administrations combined


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In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administra- tions combined.

(A) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(B) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(C) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

(D) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

(E) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as the last four administrations combined

First do the 2-3 split since the House of Representatives is a single entity not plural. so we take out A and C and left with B C E. Now B has idiom error 'as many than',and should be 'as many as' now left with D and E the comparison in the E is wrong since the appropriations cannot be compared with administrations,so we are left with D,which is correct.

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you mean we are left with D, which is correct. Am I right? left with E must be a typo.
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In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administra- tions combined.

(A) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

- the House of Representatives is singular and usage of "are" is incorrect

(B) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

- Usage of as many THAN is incorrect

(C) are expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks than have been made during the last four administrations combined

- the House of Representatives is singular and usage of "are" is incorrect

(D) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as have been made during the last four administrations combined

- CORRECT

(E) is expected to unanimously approve a bill that will result in as many appropriations for national parks as the last four administrations combined

- Illogical comparison

Hence, Answer is D

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I think split infinitive -> "to unanimously approve" is not supported in GMAT

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