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Since 1981, when the farm depression began

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Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Colorado’s size.

(A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Colorado’s size
(B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado
(C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado
(D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado’s
(E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Colorado’s size



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A&B opted out because of have.
between CE please suggest how to eliminate the wrong answer
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Colorado’s size.

(A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Colorado’s size
(B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado
(C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado
(D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado’s
(E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Colorado’s size


Ok so there are two main reasons as to why choice C is correct and not choice E.

First, C uses the correct idiom "from X to Y" and not "from X up to Y".

Second, C clearly states that "the area (of acres)" is about the size of "(the area) of Colorado". Answer choice E does compare "the number of acres" with "the size of Colorado" which is wrong. One can solely compare two similar things, such as the area of acres with the area of Colorado.

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hey MarkusSchmidt
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Option A -- eliminated due to HAVE
Option B -- eliminated due to HAVE
Option C -- Correct
Option D & E -- redundant usage of words, grown & UP -- eliminated.

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OA is C
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