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The comparison is done between two values of spending or between the spending of year 2013 and $20 billion.
I am of the opinion that option C compares 'spending' with '$20 billion' which is corrected in Option D with the addition of 'reached in'.
What am I missing?

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The comparison is done between two values of spending or between the spending of year 2013 and $20 billion.
I am of the opinion that option C compares 'spending' with '$20 billion' which is corrected in Option D with the addition of 'reached in'.
What am I missing?


Both C and D compare $40 billion dollars with $20 billion dollars correctly. The part "reached in" is unnecessary in option D - the same idea is expressed using fewer no. of words in option C. Hence C is better than D.

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gmat2805 wrote:
The country’s Commerce secretary says that spending on fuel subsidies could reach $40 billion dollars in 2013, compared to about $20 billion in last year.

A)that spending on fuel subsidies could reach $40 billion dollars in 2013, compared with about $20 billion in last year
B)that spending on fuel subsidies could reach $40 billion dollars in 2013, and that is compared to about $20 billion last year
C)spending on fuel subsidies could reach $40 billion dollars in 2013, compared with about $20 billion last year
D)spending on fuel subsidies could reach $40 billion dollars in 2013, compared with about $20 billion reached in last year
E)spending on fuel subsidies could reach $40 billion dollars in 2013, and that is compared to about $20 billion reached last year


My doubt :- How can the option without "that" be correct ?

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OA : C


What does compared to modify here?
Could you explain in on the context of ed modifier here?
I thought ed modifier after comma modifies the closest noun.
Please help egmat

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