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# Many scientists believe that coronal holes, located in the Sun’s coron

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29 Sep 2019, 19:39
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Many scientists believe that coronal holes, located in the Sun’s corona or outer atmosphere, are larger than ever before: more than three times as many particles have escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months than was the case at any time in the past.

A. escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months than was the case

B. escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months as it did

C. in the last three months escaped into interplanetary space as was the case

D. in the last three months had escaped into interplanetary space as

E. in the last three months escaped into interplanetary space than

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30 Sep 2019, 01:32
A. escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months than was the case
-- as-than is the incorrect idiom
-- as--as is used for comparison (incorrect)

B. escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months as it did
-there is no logical antecedent of 'it' (incorrect)

C. in the last three months escaped into interplanetary space as was the case
--correct comparison (case of last three months is compared to the case of any time in the past) (correct)

D. in the last three months had escaped into interplanetary space as
--use of past perfect is not required
--incorrect comparison (case of last three months is compared to any time in the past)(incorrect)

E. in the last three months escaped into interplanetary space than
--same as (A) (incorrect)
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As many … as is the idiom.

A. escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months than was the case --- as many… than - wrong.

B. escaped into interplanetary space in the last three months as it did-- it has no referent.

C. in the last three months escaped into interplanetary space as was the case --- the best

D. in the last three months had escaped into interplanetary space as -- have had escaped is an absurd use of the verb. .

E. in the last three months escaped into interplanetary space than --- as many… than- wrong

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30 Sep 2019, 04:18
We need As man As

Only option B,C,D has

D) used both Have and Had and totally crap

Now what we are comparing ?

We are comparing two timelines
A) last three months
B) Times in Past

Option C has beautifully Compared two timeline although
Quote:
as was the case
sounds awkward ,the option is grammatically correct.
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12 Oct 2019, 07:29
As was the case -> sounds unnecessarily wordy.
Re: Many scientists believe that coronal holes, located in the Sun’s coron   [#permalink] 12 Oct 2019, 07:29