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# The White House is more accessible to the public than usual

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The White House is more accessible to the public than usual for a head of state’s private residence, with tours being free of charge.
(A) usual
(B) is usual
(C) has been usual
(D) one usually is
(E) it is usual
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01 Feb 2011, 14:50
B as 'is' is required to compare accessibility in unambiguous way. E has pronoun problem.

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01 Feb 2011, 17:35
intcan wrote:
B as 'is' is required to compare accessibility in unambiguous way. E has pronoun problem.

Can you please specify, why "it" is wrong in E?
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02 Feb 2011, 08:10
B for me.
The question is trying to say "usually the private residences of the head of the states are not that accessible"."but white house is accessible"
A seems to indicate white house was not accessible before but now it is more accessible. it does not compare it with other private residences.
C and D are obviously incorrect. "than has" is awkward and "than one" seems to indicate a person.
E. seems wordy...the "it" here refers to the white house which is present in the sentence. so unnecessary
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22 Jun 2011, 17:21
B!

The other choices sound awkward.

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13 Jan 2017, 09:13
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The White House is more accessible to the public than usual for a head of state’s private residence, with tours being free of charge.
(A) usual
(B) is usual
(C) has been usual
(D) one usually is
(E) it is usual

Parallelism and Comparison at play here...

The White House is more accessible to the public than is usual for a head of state’s private residence, with tours being free of charge.

Correct aswer must be (B) for the highlighted errors in the other options...
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