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# In an unprecedented display of bipartisanship

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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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SV Agreement - the House of Representative - singular
Idiom - as X as Y not as X than Y
Comparison - appropriations cant be compared to administrations
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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.

Originally posted by abhishekdadarwal2009 on 12 Feb 2017, 20:42.
Last edited by abhimahna on 02 Mar 2017, 07:10, edited 2 times in total.
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14 Feb 2017, 10:18
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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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24 Jul 2017, 06:25
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

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(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

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15 Nov 2017, 08:25
I think split infinitive -> "to unanimously approve" is not supported in GMAT
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