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The Census Bureau reports that more than three-fifths of all married

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The Census Bureau reports that more than three-fifths of all married couples in the US now have two incomes, significantly more than earlier decades did.

(A) earlier decades did
(B) earlier decades
(C) in earlier decades
(D) earlier decades have
(E) that in earlier decades

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Only C suggests the right comparison. I find C best.

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New post 11 Jul 2018, 01:23
+1 for C.

(A) earlier decades did
(B) earlier decades
(C) in earlier decades --> Correct, Compares similar entity
(D) earlier decades have
(E) that in earlier decades

Hence, C.
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Why is option E wrong..

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For example :
1) Population is more now than in 1950.
2) Population is more now than that in 1950 -> Meaning -> Population is more now than population in 1950

Isn't the latter use of that/population not required?

The prior point exactly conveys the same meaning and follows the construct 'More X, Than Y', in our case 'More now in US, Than in earlier decades'
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New post 11 Jul 2018, 02:36
the answer is trying to say that " two incomes " is more than the income of the past year.

can you please help with this chetan2u
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The Census Bureau reports that more than three-fifths of all married couples in the US now have two incomes, significantly more than earlier decades did.

(A) earlier decades did
(B) earlier decades
(C) in earlier decades
(D) earlier decades have
(E) that in earlier decades



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The significantly more is NOT income but number of married couple in different times..

Census Bureau reports that more than three-fifths of all married couples in the US now have two incomes, significantly more than earlier decades did.

The comparisons are" married couples IN US now " with " married couples IN earlier decades.."
C is correct
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New post 11 Jul 2018, 03:45
chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
The Census Bureau reports that more than three-fifths of all married couples in the US now have two incomes, significantly more than earlier decades did.

(A) earlier decades did
(B) earlier decades
(C) in earlier decades
(D) earlier decades have
(E) that in earlier decades



rahulkashyap
The significantly more is NOT income but number of married couple in different times..

Census Bureau reports that more than three-fifths of all married couples in the US now have two incomes, significantly more than earlier decades did.

The comparisons are" married couples IN US now " with " married couples IN earlier decades.."
C is correct


what sort of phrase would you title "significantly more" as and if possible could you let me know the rules?
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