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Newcomers to southern California are surprised to discover

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Newcomers to southern California are surprised to discover that, in spite of the temperate climate, heating bills are as high, or higher than, those in most Midwestern or eastern cities.

(A) as high, or higher than, those in
(B) as high, or higher than,
(C) as high as, or higher than,
(D) at least as high as those in
(E) no lower than

A,B clearly out 'cos of absence of "as....as"
C>ackward.

Between D and E is'nt E better?
Oh wait..E is wrong because heating bills are compared to Midwestern or eastern cities.??
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New post 17 Sep 2009, 14:56
You are correct. Only D serves as the best answer in this case. What is OA?

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New post 14 Mar 2010, 11:40
I chose C initially....I think I misread the stmt...agree with D.

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New post 14 Mar 2010, 23:54
Ans is D as mentioned by others also..."those" acted as differentiator here along with "as...as"

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Re: 533/1000   [#permalink] 14 Mar 2010, 23:54
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