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# In the United States, trade unions encountered far more

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In the United States, trade unions encountered far more intense opposition against their struggle for social legitimacy than the organized labor movements of most other democratic nations.

(A) against their struggle for social legitimacy than
(B) in their struggle for social legitimacy than did
(C) against their struggle for social legitimacy as
(D) in their struggle for social legitimacy as did
(E) when they struggled for social legitimacy than has
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21 Jan 2006, 04:59
More intense opposition... than... -is correct, though CD are out

A distorts the meaning.

E is awkward.

I choose B

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21 Jan 2006, 05:01
~encountered opposition in the struggle for~ is idiomatic.

(B) correctly uses the comparison more...than...

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21 Jan 2006, 10:36
It should be 'B'.

opposition in their X - Correct
opposition against their X - Wrong.

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21 Jan 2006, 15:50
It should be B

"Opposition in their struggle" and "more...than" are idiomatic
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21 Jan 2006, 21:04
A clear B..

in the struggle should be present ..Only B and D have it...

for comparison here we need " than" and not "as"

So B

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21 Jan 2006, 21:14
(B) in their struggle for social legitimacy than did

more ..... than

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21 Jan 2006, 23:14
OA is B.
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