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The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.


A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a

B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a

C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different

D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a

E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

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The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

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IMO the answer has to be D.
We are supposed to make the right comparison here.
In A and B, there is a SVA issue. A and B treats "broader set of expenses" as plural as is evitable by "those". This is wrong. In "broader set of expenses" we must deal with the "set" not the "expenses". A and B are gone.
In C, "broader set of expenses" is being compared with the "marketing department". Incorrect.
D makes the right comparison and hence is correct.
In E, if you remove the modifier by crossing it off, the sentence will not be able to stand on its own.

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Thanks Marcab .
It should be "that"
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vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

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'The set used by Finance department is compared with the set used by Marketing department. Hence 'that' is required for singular 'set'. A and B are out.

C is comparing 'set of expenses' with marketing department.

In option E- The finance department,taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

The above sentence doesn't make any sense.

D is the right answer
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vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a

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we compare a set of expenses with another set of expenses.
A/B/C are out right away.
E doesn't have an active verb
D remains
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hello can someone tell me why C is wrong and what idiom is used with than. Sometimes I get it right but other times I get it wrong. Please help.
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vishu1414 wrote:
The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.


A) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a

B) department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a

C) department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different

D) department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a

E) department, taking into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department, so each group determined a


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Correct answer: (D)

Several choices combine Comparison and Pronoun errors. The correct comparison is between two sets of expenses, one of which is “broader.” Since “a set” is singular, it is incorrect to use “those” to replace ‘a set of expenses,” as (A) and (B) do. Also, (C) compares “a set of expenses” to “the marketing department.” This choice would work if it said that the finance department used a broader set of expenses than the marketing department DID. Otherwise, we have an Comparison error. Also, (B) has a Tense problem, using “determines” when it should use the past tense “determined.” Choice (E) has the Sentence Construction error of not connecting the subject—“The marketing department”—to any verb. It is not a complete sentence. Choice (D), the correct choice, uses the singular pronoun “that” to refer to “a set of expenses” and contains no other errors.
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I think the underline is a little too extensive here, seems like the start of the sentence is not part of any answer choice.
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