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## Set-3 Verbal Q 11

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Set-3 Verbal Q 11 Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:35 pm
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Q11:

Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.

A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that

B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because

C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because

D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because

E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that

Can anyone explain the answer too

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:41 pm
saurabh_1922@yahoo.co.in wrote:
Q11:

Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.

A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that

B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because

C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because

D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because

E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that

Can anyone explain the answer too
Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.

Is that the correct underlined portion of the text?

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:00 pm
Yes buddy

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:34 am
I believe the answer is D

as much X as Y

optimisticsam Rising GMAT Star
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:04 am
I also agree with D.

Correct idiom in this sentance is "As much X.. as Y"

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:33 am
Correct .
OA is D

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