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Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than

B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than

C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than

D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for

E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for
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08 Oct 2006, 11:35
C
The "more" should refer to the comparison between quarters and dollar bill, not the "substitute" part.
The reason part of D and E are wordy.
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08 Oct 2006, 15:38
I think it is B.

C seems to be wrong because of this:

for four quarters more than for the dollar bill

So that means 4 quarters plus dollar ==2 dollars!
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08 Oct 2006, 15:54
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Officials at the United States Mint believe that the Sacagawea dollar coin will be used more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than four quarters, which weigh 5.67 grams each.

A) more as a substitute for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than

B) more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far lighter than

C) as a substitute for four quarters more than for the dollar bill because it weighs only 8.1 grams, far less than

D) as a substitute for four quarters more than the dollar bill because its weight of only 8.1 grams is far lighter than it is for

E) as a substitute more for four quarters rather than for the dollar bill because its weight, only 8.1 grams, is far less than it is for

I am still debating between A and B. The only problem that I see with B is that it says more as a substitute for four quarters than the dollar bill. Shouldn't there be a for before the dollar as well?

I pick A.
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08 Oct 2006, 16:01
I agree with you. It should have 'for'

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08 Oct 2006, 19:46
I vote for A. In comparisons the things being compared need to be parallel. Here more as a substitute for X rather than for Y, seems correct and idiomatic. I think my explanations are beginning to sound like the OG explanations.

One thing I will point out though is that "it" seems to refer to dollar bill. Incorrectly suggesting that the dollar bill is 8.2 grams. However I still go with A on this one.
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08 Oct 2006, 21:06
Can you explain what is wrong with E.

In A â€“ I think â€˜moreâ€™ should be after â€˜as a substituteâ€™ because both quarters and Dollar bill are substituted by the Sacagawea dollar. Correct expression would be â€˜X is used as substitution more for A rather than for Bâ€™. Other problem - Weight can not be compared with four quarters
In B - more displaced and for missing
In C â€“ more misplaced
In D â€“ more misplaced and for missing
E â€“ correct comparisons
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08 Oct 2006, 21:24
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I vote for A. In comparisons the things being compared need to be parallel. Here more as a substitute for X rather than for Y, seems correct and idiomatic. I think my explanations are beginning to sound like the OG explanations.

One thing I will point out though is that "it" seems to refer to dollar bill. Incorrectly suggesting that the dollar bill is 8.2 grams. However I still go with A on this one.

It can't be A because of a comparison that is not parallel.

its weight is far less than four quarters

you need to compare weight to weight or dollar coin to quater(s)

My money is on B.
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10 Oct 2006, 15:30
Thanks Guyz.

OA is C
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11 Oct 2006, 14:05
Please advise whether this logic counts too apart from what sebastien has mentioned.
"substitute for" is an idiom.... substitute [u]for[/u] four qurters more than [u]for[/u] the dollar
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