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    According to a 1996 survey

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    According to a 1996 survey by the National Association of College and
    University Business Officers, more than three times as many independent
    institutions of higher education charge tuition and fees of under $8,000 a
    year than those that charge over $16,000.

    A. than those that charge
    B. than are charging
    C. than to charge
    D. as charge
    E. as those charging

    OA is
    SPOILER: C



    PLease explain the options

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    OA should be wrong, as...than ---> wrong; as...as---> correct, this leave us with D and E. E is better than D because it is more precise by using "those"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartera View Post
    OA should be wrong, as...than ---> wrong; as...as---> correct, this leave us with D and E. E is better than D because it is more precise by using "those"
    I support you!

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    OA given is wrong

    non underlined part says as many and to complete this idiom we need another as

    A B C are straight away out

    D is not not parallel

    So VOTE for E

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    @EF:
    actually it seems to me that D is fine. (as many X as Y)
    OA is definitely wrong, it has to be D.


    also,in E, you will go from "charge" in first clause to "charging" in second clause.

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    now i am confused

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    I think we need the word "those" in option E.

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