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# Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as

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Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, have frantically sought other sources of revenue.

(A) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(B) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half the advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(C) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much as the advertising revenue they were receiving twenty years ago,

(D) Many newspapers across the country have been forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(E) Forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, across the country newspapers

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21 Mar 2018, 10:31
is the answer option C or E?

would you please help with the analysis? how did you come down to these couple of choices? Any insights?
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22 Mar 2018, 04:18
HKD1710 wrote:
Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, have frantically sought other sources of revenue.

(A) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(B) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half the advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(C) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much as the advertising revenue they were receiving twenty years ago,

(D) Many newspapers across the country have been forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(E) Forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, across the country newspapers

(A) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

Correct

(B) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half the advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

Correct idiom would be as much ... as ...

(C) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much as the advertising revenue they were receiving twenty years ago,

"half as much as the advertising revenue" is not correct. The correct way to say this is: "half as much advertising revenue as.."

(D) Many newspapers across the country have been forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, have frantically sought...

Here we would have a run on sentence. The second clause after "years ago," is incorrectly separated from the first clause by just a comma. We would need "and" for example, before the second clause to make the sentence correct

(E) Forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, across the country newspapers

The modifier is incorrectly modifying "across the country"

Pls correct me if i'm wrong

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29 May 2018, 00:05
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Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, have frantically sought other sources of revenue.

(A) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(B) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half the advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(C) Many newspapers across the country, forced to cope with about half as much as the advertising revenue they were receiving twenty years ago,

(D) Many newspapers across the country have been forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago,

(E) Forced to cope with about half as much advertising revenue as they were receiving twenty years ago, across the country newspapers

VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

This problem involves a Comparison, meaning that your primary role is to determine whether that comparison is Logical, Idiomatic, and Parallel (LIP).

Note that choice (B) fails the Idiomatic test: the comparison closes with the comparative "as" but there is no opening "as" to complete that structure ("as many as"). Because the comparison begins without "as" (forced to cope with about half the advertising revenue...) it would have to use "that" ("half the advertising revenue that it received...") in order to be idiomatically correct.

Choice (C) commits a Logical error within the same construction: by placing "the advertising revenue" outside the "as much ___ as" structure, the sentence is comparing 1) "half" to 2) "the advertising revenue it was receiving years ago." The "half" is never fully qualified (half of what?) and this is then an imbalanced comparison.

Choices (A), (D), and (E) commit neither of these errors, properly completing the "as much as" construction and logically comparing "half as much advertising revenue" to "as it was receiving previously." From here you should assess other decision points.

With (D), note that it breaks from using "forced to cope with" as a modifier (as the first three choices do) and instead using "have been forced" as an active verb. That then creates a Sentence Construction error when you get past the underline and reach the verb "have frantically sought." Because there is no "and" connector to separate the two actions, this sentence essentially reads "newspapers have been forced have sought" and is incorrect.

And choice (E) commits a Modifier error, as there is no noun directly following the introductory modifier "forced to cope..." - to be correct, the noun "newspapers" would have to come immediately after the comma. Instead, that portion begins with another modifier ("across the country") and is incorrect.

Choice (A) is the correct answer.
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