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In one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, fought at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, four times as many Americans were killed as would later be killed on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.

(A) Americans were killed as
(B) Americans were killed than
(C) Americans were killed than those who
(D) more Americans were killed as there
(E) more Americans were killed as those who

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What's for you the correct answer?
Could you please explain?

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@pierrealexandre77

hate to tell you this but "as many...as" is an idiom.

The only answer choices that correctly use this expression are A, D, and E.

In answers D and E, the extra use of the word "more" is redundant because "four times as..." is already used to tell us that the quantity of Americans killed is greater.

The answer needs to be A.
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well done GMATBootcamp

I knew there was a "as many as" ... but I found answer A pretty awkward and then chose E.
I should have used POE to get rid of non possible constructions and get only A as a possible answer!
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Thanks Gmatbootcamp,

I should have just looked at this question thru a simpler eyes, I kept thinking that this is a trick question and that A can't be it. I pick E at the end :(
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"As many as" is correct idiom and properly used in option A.
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Try substituting simpler words when in doubt

(A) Americans were killed as
>> I read as many books as you do.
(B) Americans were killed than
>> I read as many books than you do.
(C) Americans were killed than those who
>> I read as many books than the one which you do.
(D) more Americans were killed as there
>> I read as many more books as there you do.
(E) more Americans were killed as those who
>> I read as many more books as ones which you do.

It's a clear A.
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A is the clear choice as many ....as Idiom
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FQ wrote:
Try substituting simpler words when in doubt

(A) Americans were killed as
>> I read as many books as you do.
(B) Americans were killed than
>> I read as many books than you do.
(C) Americans were killed than those who
>> I read as many books than the one which you do.
(D) more Americans were killed as there
>> I read as many more books as there you do.
(E) more Americans were killed as those who
>> I read as many more books as ones which you do.

It's a clear A.


I pick A ..reason is correct idiom...

BTW I like your suggestion . it helps ( i use this often ) ..
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D and E introduces redundancy- we already have as many. as many...than and as many...than those who are clearly wrong, thus eliminating B and C. So ans is (A).
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