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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 1970’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

is the comparison right here ??

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21 Nov 2008, 14:33
Hi guys,

IMO A

C, D and E can be eliminated. C and D because the subject is singular. E because is wordy

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

B is not correct because we need a comparative expression.

OA and source?

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22 Nov 2008, 11:17
IMO A

here the crux is comparison b/w time. viz now and when ..blah blah
and the second issue is with SV aggrement.

So only A and E stands.

here if you clearly watch E, extinction, now with numbers five times greater than

now is followed by with constrct to give info abt numbers, but if you see the end of the sentence, there is no such construction to correctly compare numbers.
So only A stands
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23 Nov 2008, 15:09
IMO B...numbers are more than is right I guess
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24 Nov 2008, 05:33
IMO : A
C and D are out - Use of they / plural ( The gyrfalcon - Singular )
E - Run on sentense .
to compare numbers greater is suitable to use rather than more .Thus A is correct .

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 1970’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

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