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# Liverpool has slowly emerged from its post-industrial

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Liverpool has slowly emerged from its post-industrial decline as a newly thriving city with a population of over five hundred thousand and more investors interested in large urban renewal projects than would have been thought possible twenty years ago.

a) of over five hundred thousand and more

b) of more than five hundred thousand and of more

c) more than five hundred thousand and greater

d) greater than five hundred thousand and greater

e) of more than five hundred thousand, with

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29 Nov 2007, 10:10
BC&D are out:

b) of more than five hundred thousand and of more
implies a population of more investors..

c) more than five hundred thousand and greater
"greater investors"

d) greater than five hundred thousand and greater
"greater investors"

I'd go for E if it said "with more" but as it is we have "with investors .. than 20 years ago" Can't be, so the answer must be A.
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29 Nov 2007, 10:26
yeah, this question is evil. the OA is A! heheh...but honestly, i don't know he grammatical issue here. if anyone can pinpoint the exact issue would be great.
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29 Nov 2007, 10:36
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Feel much better now . A it should be.

Liverpool has slowly emerged from its post-industrial decline as a newly thriving city with a population of over five hundred thousand and more investors interested in large urban renewal projects than would have been thought possible twenty years ago.

A) of over five hundred thousand and more

E) of more than five hundred thousand, with

we need comparison to cover for the bolded part in the sentence.
(E) does not allow the comparison by using 'with' whereas (A) does using 'more'.
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29 Nov 2007, 18:12
eyunni wrote:
Feel much better now . A it should be.

Liverpool has slowly emerged from its post-industrial decline as a newly thriving city with a population of over five hundred thousand and more investors interested in large urban renewal projects than would have been thought possible twenty years ago.

A) of over five hundred thousand and more

E) of more than five hundred thousand, with

we need comparison to cover for the bolded part in the sentence.
(E) does not allow the comparison by using 'with' whereas (A) does using 'more'.

Good one Eyunni...

more ...than - idiomatic

Also, something to add, I feel of over is far better than of more than
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30 Nov 2007, 01:56
tarek, what's the source for this question?

Per newspaper syleguides, over should only be used for spacial relationships. Not for amounts.
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30 Nov 2007, 01:59
hey... you didn't expect me to break my streak of 8 SC right in a row without arguing, did you?
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01 Dec 2007, 10:46
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hehehe.....i got them from princeton review. why were you that curious?
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25 Mar 2010, 15:24
Nice and thanks for explanation mates!
Re: SC: Liverpool   [#permalink] 25 Mar 2010, 15:24
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