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

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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

Note : It is different from this LINK 1 & LINK 2

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04 Oct 2018, 18:47
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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

Note : It is different from this LINK 1 & LINK 2

The original is perfectly fine..
1) It uses its to refer back to gyrfalcon.
2) uses greater correctly to compare numbers
3) parallelism in comparison of now and another time starting with WHEN

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04 Oct 2018, 21:22
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hazelnut 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

Note : It is different from this LINK 1 & LINK 2

Process of elimination:
1) These are two independent clauses, hence we need a semi-colon to separate them. Eliminate C, D, and E.
2)When comparing numbers, we need to use "greater/less than". Eliminate B.

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