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Question 16 set 1

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

b. a greater proportion that
c. a greater proportion than they have been
d. which is greater than was so
e. which is greater than it has been

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Question 16 set 1

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

b. a greater proportion that
c. a greater proportion than they have been
d. which is greater than was so
e. which is greater than it has been

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1. apposition , like "a proportion" should be used here because "which" confusedly modifies 1992 rather than something like "a greater proportion". So D and E out

2. "that" in b should plus a clause, B out

3. "they" refers to "costs", making C awkard, C out

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