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# The Caucasus region has several times as many indigenous languages per

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The Caucasus region has several times as many indigenous languages per square mile than most other areas of the world.

A. as many indigenous languages per square mile than
B. as many indigenous languages per square mile as
C. so many indigenous languages per square mile as
D. more indigenous languages per square mile that
E. as many more indigenous languages per square mile as
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04 Feb 2014, 05:13
The Caucasus region has several times as many indigenous languages per square mile than most other areas of the world.

A) The Caucasus region has several times as many indigenous languages per square mile than most other areas of the world.

as many should be followed by ...... as

B) The Caucasus region has several times as many indigenous languages per square mile as most other areas of the world.

correct option.

C) The Caucasus region has several times so many indigenous languages per square mile as most other areas of the world.

Same issue as A.

D) The Caucasus region has several times more indigenous languages per square mile that most other areas of the world.

More should be followed by 'than'; nevertheless, in the context as many as, is the proper construction.

E) The Caucasus region has several times as many more indigenous languages per square mile as most other areas of the world.

usage of more is redundant.
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04 Feb 2014, 05:26
It's a simple test of idioms " as many as ' is the correct usage that is tested here..
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