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09 Dec 2008, 07:24
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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09 Dec 2008, 09:33
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09 Dec 2008, 18:43
No clues. Can sum1 throw sum light on this question?
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11 Dec 2008, 11:04
(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

Its a question of Idioms....
The standard idiom is No less than...
Hence the answer is option A
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11 Dec 2008, 12:54
jahnaviyeruva wrote:
(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

Its a question of Idioms....
The standard idiom is No less than...
Hence the answer is option A

if A is correct there should be a comma ',' after walter to show that walter and cronkite are 2 different people
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11 Dec 2008, 14:37
IMO E
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12 Dec 2008, 22:06
lgon whats the OA?
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13 Dec 2008, 08:22
C

Less X than Y is trying to compare authority with walter Cronkite

So B and C stands

Nevertheless - adverb should modify adjective not noun so c.
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13 Dec 2008, 12:16
Another C for the question in its present form.
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13 Dec 2008, 15:28
Ok. This is way out of the left field

After a lot of googling, I found this from LA Times http://www.latimes.com/sports/printedition/la-sp-culpepperr9-2008dec09,0,5198267.story

No less an authority than Boomer Esiason proclaimed Baltimore's season a "disaster" before it even started, but Sunday, Pittsburgh travels to Baltimore with the forecast calling for a fracas

So the answer seems to be A. The word authority is the key here. I am not sure I am explaining this clearly but the word authority here means that he/she is one of the best to comment on such issues/topics and can be used for people and not just agencies.

Boomer Esiason is an authority on sports. As awkward as it may sound, it seems to be correct.

The airline authority / transit authoirty said xyz seems to be the normal usage though
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13 Dec 2008, 15:35
lgon wrote:
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

A. correct idiom: "No less x than y:
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13 Dec 2008, 15:49
lgon wrote:
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

Comparative form of comparisons with negative connotation

X less than Y

no less X than Y -X and Y must be logically and grammatically parallel

so in if you apply the above structure,

Not- is certainly incorrect. Eliminare D and E

Nevetheless and nonetheless alter the meaning

Choose A
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16 Dec 2008, 07:17
Thanks .. OA is A!
iamcste wrote:
lgon wrote:
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

Comparative form of comparisons with negative connotation

X less than Y

no less X than Y -X and Y must be logically and grammatically parallel

so in if you apply the above structure,

Not- is certainly incorrect. Eliminare D and E

Nevetheless and nonetheless alter the meaning

Choose A

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