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# The new sports car is heavier than <usual > for a

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The new sports car is heavier than <usual > for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

I'm lost. explanation are appreciated
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09 Jan 2004, 10:57
D.

In A, "is" is required to compare the weight correctly.
All other options use incorrect tense.
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09 Jan 2004, 11:27
You are saying all other options( in this case B and C) use incorrect tense. Well, they both are using present tense as D is using. Can you elaborate more on that?

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09 Jan 2004, 11:38
got D.

"The new sports car is heavier than "is usual" for a performance automobile...".

if you say, heavier than usual, then you are compairing the car in question.
if you say, heavier than it is usual, again, you are talking abt the new car.
if you cay, heavier than is usual, they you are sayin that new car is heavier than "what" is usual for a normal car.

did i make myself clear
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09 Jan 2004, 11:58
You certaily did dj and just a quick note, the eye much better than the scorpion.
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09 Jan 2004, 12:00
sarnia wrote:
the eye much better than the scorpion.

oh well, my gf is the most beautiful person in the world
09 Jan 2004, 12:00
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