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Your inputs~Thanks! Because the Earths crust is more solid

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Because the Earth’s crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.

(A) of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West
(B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
(C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of the comparable magnitude occurring in the West
(D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
(E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West

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New post 19 Sep 2008, 04:18
IMO D.." in the eastern United States" is required as the .. because.. clause should be just followed by topic for which it is providing reason. so it is between D and E.
'more area than if it occurred ' in E is incorrect as the same earthquake can not happen in both east and west..

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