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The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration

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12 Sep 2016, 10:26
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The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration as it was by success.

A. as it was by
B. and also by
C. as by
D. and equally by
E. as there was

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The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration  [#permalink]

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12 Sep 2016, 11:20
hdwnkr wrote:
The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration as it was by success.

A. as it was by
B. and also by
C. as by
D. and equally by
E. as there was

As much as is the correct idiom. So options A,C and E are fine from this point of view.

A.as it was by - it has no antecedent, incorrect comparision.
C.as by - correct
E.as there was - for there, there is no antecedent , there must refer to place.
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15 Aug 2017, 18:49
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hdwnkr wrote:
The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration as it was by success.

A. as it was by
B. and also by
C. as by
D. and equally by
E. as there was

the correct idiom is "as much x as by y'

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18 Feb 2019, 10:54
hdwnkr wrote:
The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration as it was by success.

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Main Issues:
1) Idiom: Correct idiom is "as much X as Y"
2) Parallelism: X and Y should be parallel in the above idiom.

A. as it was by - Wrong: Parallelism
B. and also by - Wrong: Idiom
C. as by - Correct
D. and equally by - Wrong: Idiom
E. as there was - Wrong: Parallelism
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18 Feb 2019, 11:14
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hdwnkr wrote:
The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration as it was by success.

A. as it was by
B. and also by
C. as by
D. and equally by
E. as there was

The efforts of bipartisan committee were marked as much by frustration as by success---- as much by as by

A. as it was by--- efforts is plural
B. and also by-- wrong idiom
C. as by
D. and equally by-- wrong idiom
E. as there was-- wrong idiom
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