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# The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close

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The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970â€™s.

(A) extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than

(B) extinction; its numbers are now five times more than

(C) extinction, their numbers now fivefold what they were

(D) extinction, now with fivefold the numbers they had

(E) extinction, now with numbers five times greater than

Please give the logic based on which you have arrived at your choice, so that I also can understand.

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05 Mar 2007, 08:03
A ( greater than is more appropriate or numbers )

(B) extinction; its numbers are now five times more than

(C) extinction, their numbers now fivefold what they were

(D) extinction, now with fivefold the numbers they had

(E) extinction, now with numbers five times greater than
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05 Mar 2007, 09:45
(A)

1) 'greater than' is more appropriate than 'more than' when we can measure the quantity.
2) 'The gyrfalcon' is singular
05 Mar 2007, 09:45
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