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Though certain breeds of dog are renowned for their sense of smell, there is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there is between members of different breeds.

A. Ditto
B. is often more difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as to find one
C. is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than
D. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there are
E. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than there is
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Though certain breeds of dog are renowned for their sense of smell, there is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there is between members of different breeds.

A. Ditto
B. is often more difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as to find one
C. is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than
D. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there are
E. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than there is

1st point of elimination : IDIOM is greater..than and more..than NOT greater..as or more...as

OPTIONS LEFT : C and E

E has verb error : for plural differences singular 'is' is being used. HENCE answer is c

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10 Oct 2012, 19:33
I'd like to know "greater ... than" should be used only refer to single statistic otherwise used "more ... than".
Why greater ... than could be used here ?

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03 Jan 2017, 06:12
My approach to solve this as follows :

1. Here sense of smell is being needs to be parallel with the underline statement "scenting ability"
2. Since sense of smell is singular we need is ... Eliminate D & E
3. In A,B and C B has an error with inappropriate use of more, hence eliminated
4. Between A and C, C has the correct usage of the idiom

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28 Jan 2017, 09:33
In option a, if we would have "more than " in place of "more as", so that time, can we go with option a

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28 Jan 2017, 11:52
VKat wrote:
In option a, if we would have "more than " in place of "more as", so that time, can we go with option a

Yes, A would then be correct. Moreover, you may as well omit the repeated part "there is", bringing you to the OA C.

(I did not understand what you meant by the phrase "so that time".)

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Though certain breeds of dog are renowned for their sense of smell, there is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there is between members of different breeds.

A. Ditto
B. is often more difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as to find one
C. is often a greater difference in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than
D. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed as there are
E. are often greater differences in scenting ability between two members of a single breed than there is

in choice E. "differences between two members" is not logic. there is only one difference. there can not be many differences between two members , at least in this context of this sentence.
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