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Obesity is more common among American teenagers now than ever before.

than
than it was
than has been
compared with
in terms of

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Originally posted by tejal777 on 02 Nov 2009, 18:26.
Last edited by Narenn on 25 Sep 2013, 09:44, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 02 Nov 2009, 18:32
IMO A.

'now' than 'before' looks okay.
B is wordy and other choices are not justified.
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IMO A,
The rest of answer choices are too wordy, and plus A looks perfectly OK.
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New post 03 Nov 2009, 08:47
...now than ever before is correct usage.
A is the answer IMO
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New post 04 Nov 2009, 12:54
Putting it was does not make the sentence parallel at all.
Look:
Obesity is more common among American teenagers now than ever before.
is more common is not parallel to it was at all.
Plus, though grammatically using it was might be correct, but when u have correct shorter option, it does not make any sense to use the wordy choice, GMAT hates that.
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Obesity is more common among American teenagers now than ever before.

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"it was ever before" is not correct in terms of verb tense. EVER BEFORE requires HAS BEEN
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tejal777 wrote:
Obesity is more common among American teenagers now than ever before.

than
than it was
than has been
compared with
in terms of

Please support your answers with explanations.


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Could you please provide your comments on this. what is wrong with option B

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New post 27 Oct 2015, 09:25
Can any expert help on why B is incorrect except being wordy?

'Obesity is' and 'it was' seems to parallel
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New post 03 Aug 2019, 11:36
While choice B seems grammatically correct, choice A employs the function of ellipsis. Through ellipsis, the words "it is" is not explicitly written in the second half of the comparison but is intended and omitting these two words does not change the intended meaning of the sentence.
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