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The herring gull population in the North America is now thirty times

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The herring gull population in the North America is now thirty times larger than in the beginning of the century.

(A) than in
(B) than they were at
(C) than it was at
(D) compared to that of
(E) compared to what they were at
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New post 21 Jun 2011, 07:14
Population.........was

hence C
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New post 22 Jun 2011, 16:17
Choice C!

Let's simplify this question:

[x] population is now 30 times larger than the [x] population in the beginning of the century.

So how can we express this properly.

Choice A -- Is incorrect because we are just saying that the population is greater than "in the beginning of the century" -- its an incorrect comparison. It's missing the pronoun reference. Population must be compared to population.

Choice B -- they were -- population is singular

Choice C -- correct "it" refers to the population

Choice D -- "Larger compared to" -- awkward...Larger than is better

Choice E -- uses plural -- wrong
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New post 23 Jun 2011, 03:00
For comparison we need than so eliminate d & e
In choice C it refers back to population so pick C
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New post 26 Jun 2011, 01:03
C is the correct choice.
First examining the choices, we can eliminate D and E as we need a "than to follow larger" here.

Secondly, we are referring to a specific time instant in history : the beginningof the century. So we need an "at" . (if the construction was without "the" : beginning of century, "in" would have been more appropriate). So we can eliminate A.

Lastly we need a singluar verb with population. Hence can eliminate B.


Left with C :).


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New post 16 Feb 2014, 03:13
tingjojo wrote:
Can anyone elaborate a little bit on the answer?
The herring gull population in the North America is now thirty times larger than in the beginning of the century.

A. than in
B. than they were at
C. than it was at
D. compared to that of
E. compared to what they were at


"at the begining " is idiomatic. so, "in" in A is wrong.
"they" in B is wrong because it refer to nothing
"compared..." needs a noun . there is no such nouns. D and E are gone
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tingjojo wrote:
The herring gull population in the North America is now thirty times larger than in the beginning of the century.

A. than in
B. than they were at
C. than it was at
D. compared to that of
E. compared to what they were at


Main Issues:


1) Parallelism: X & Y should be parallel.
2) Idiom: Correct idiom is "larger than". Incorrect: "larger compared to".
3) Comparison: Population is being compared for 2 different times.

A. than in - Wrong: Proposition "at" should be used instead of "in".
B. than they were at - Wrong: Plural "they" can't be used to refer to singular "Population".
C. than it was at - Correct
D. compared to that of - Wrong: 1) Idiom 2) Don't need another copy "that". 3) Distorted Meaning: "population of the beginning..."
E. compared to what they were at - Wrong: Idiom 2) Plural "they" can't be used to refer to singular "Population".
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