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

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12 May 2008, 00:30
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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 1970s.

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

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12 May 2008, 00:53
bsd_lover wrote:
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 1970s.

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

I choose A for safety
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12 May 2008, 01:52
hey can anybody pls xplain the diff. between "more than" and "greater than" in context with the above ques?
thx

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12 May 2008, 04:08
I thinkk its B.

More than is used while comparing the number of objects.

Greater than is used while comparing the exact figures such as greater than twenty etc.

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12 May 2008, 07:45
OA is A.

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12 May 2008, 09:26
A,

eliminate c,d,e for run on. ";" is needed here, and b used "more than", where numbers should be "greater" than.

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Re: SC - Gyrfalcon   [#permalink] 12 May 2008, 09:26
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