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The use of chemical pesticides in this country is

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The use of chemical pesticides in this country is [#permalink]

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21 May 2004, 00:45
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The use of chemical pesticides in this country is <<equally extensive or more so than ten years ago. >>
(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

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21 May 2004, 03:43
marine wrote:
The use of chemical pesticides in this country is <<equally extensive or more so than ten years ago. >>
(A) equally extensive or more so than ten years ago
(B) equal to or more extensive than ten years ago
(C) as extensive as ten years ago or more
(D) equal to, if not more, than ten years ago
(E) as extensive as it was ten years ago, if not more so

Answer should be "E", the original sentence has Comparision problem.

Dharmin
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21 May 2004, 03:44
The answer is E. Here the sentence talks about the "use" of the pesticide. So , logically there should be.....as it was. Other options are devoid of this. Hence the solution is E.
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21 May 2004, 08:46

Same reasons as given by Dharmin & Mayur
21 May 2004, 08:46
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