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# No less an authority than Walter Cronkite has reported that

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No less an authority than Walter Cronkite has reported that [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2007, 02:06
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No less an authority than Walter Cronkite has reported that half of all Americans never read a book.

(A) No less an authority than
(B) Nonetheless an authority
(C) Nevertheless authoritarian
(D) Not less an authority than
(E) An authority not less than

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06 Jun 2011, 23:58
This is pretty confusing. A and E seem to be right. Need some explanation

Last edited by mba4viplav on 14 Jun 2011, 22:07, edited 1 time in total.

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13 Jun 2011, 14:38
IMO D

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13 Jun 2011, 20:52
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mba4viplav wrote:
This is pretty confusing. A and E seems to be right. Need some explanation

Choice E changes the meaning of the sentence. It suggests that someone else (not cronkite but someone whose authority is no less than Cronkite's) has reported that half of Americans don't read books.

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13 Jun 2011, 22:50
"No less than" is more idiomatic that "Not less than".
So A

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13 Jun 2011, 23:07
metallicafan wrote:
IMO D

Please, if someone could help in this question.

Clean A for me
No Less... than.... is an idiom ...
D changes the meaning

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/no+less+than

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Re: SC-Walter Cronkite   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2011, 23:07
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