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The huge success of the novel The Help has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was
that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
the three-pages devoted to her in the latest issue of
the Time Magazine.

A. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
B. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in
C. expanded the author's fan base by tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident as
D. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere was that popularity as clearly evident than in
E. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in

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The huge success of the novel The Help has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was
that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
the three-pages devoted to her in the latest issue of
the Time Magazine.

A. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
B. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in
C. expanded the author's fan base by tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident as
D. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere was that popularity as clearly evident than in
E. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in

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In my view, since "was" is common in all 5 options, we need a simple past tense in the 1st half of the sentence. So A,B eliminated for having "has expanded" (present perfect)

A. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
--> eliminated

B. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in
--> Eliminated

C. expanded the author's fan base by tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident as
--> more X as is incorrect. it should be more than

D. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere was that popularity as clearly evident than in
--> as X than is incorrect.

E. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in
--> Correct. Clearly conveys the meaning.

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The huge success of the novel The Help has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was
that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
the three-pages devoted to her in the latest issue of
the Time Magazine.



A. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident when compared to

B. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in

C. expanded the author's fan base by tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident as

D. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere was that popularity as clearly evident than in

E. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in

We need "more + than".

A and C are wrong.

D is wrong for using "as + than".

From B and E, B is correct for using "has+verb".

B IMO

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In A and B ...has expanded...was evident- wrong tense
In C...more ..as-wrong comparison
In D...as..than-wrong comparison
Ans E

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Stuck between B and E, then chose E (simple past over perfect tense).

A, C and D are out for using wrong idioms.
A: more...+when... wrong idiom
C: more... +as... wrong idiom
D: as... +than... wrong idiom
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A. has expanded the author's fan base ((to tenfold)), and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident ((when compared to)) - incorrect.

B. has expanded the author's fan base ((to tenfold)), and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in - incorrect.

C. expanded the author's fan base by tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity ((more)) clearly evident ((as))
- incorrect comparison terms...more.. than is correct not more...as....

D. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere was that popularity ((as)) clearly evident ((than)) in - same as C.

E. expanded the author's /fan base tenfold/, and nowhere else was that popularity /more/ clearly evident /than// in/ - correct.

Hence, E.

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Stuck between B and E, then chose E (simple past over perfect tense).

A, C and D are out for using wrong idioms.
A: more...+when... wrong idiom
C: more... +as... wrong idiom
D: as... +than... wrong idiom


I second you, answer must be (E), more....than is idiomatically correct.
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The huge success of the novel The Help has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was
that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
the three-pages devoted to her in the latest issue of
the Time Magazine.

A. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident when compared to
B. has expanded the author's fan base to tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in
C. expanded the author's fan base by tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident as
D. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere was that popularity as clearly evident than in
E. expanded the author's fan base tenfold, and nowhere else was that popularity more clearly evident than in

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Straight E. For people stuck between B and E , E is wrong since it uses to tenfold and has(We are talking about past tense here-no need of verb sequencing)
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I think a simple and quick approach would be as follow:
step 1: notice the 2/3 split and then you see the past perfect tense is wrong (has expanded) hence eliminate A & B
step 2: Search of idioms. Again in the 3 choices we see a 2/1 split and "by tenfold" and "more+as" are the wrong idioms
Step 3: "as" should catch our attention as its commonly used in idiom. Eliminate D - as+than wrong idiom.

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