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## Soaring Television Costs - SC

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Soaring Television Costs - SC Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:58 pm
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Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.
A) a greater proportion than it was
B) a greater proportion than
C) a greater proportion than they have been
D) which is greater than was so
E) which is greater than it has been

OA is B
I got this correct but would love your explanation.. as GMATPrep doesn't provide one . Ultimately I think most ppl would waver between choices A and B.

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Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:23 pm
We can eliminate D and E for using the relative pronoun "which" because it's not 1992 that is "greater than..."

C can be eliminated for using the present perfect "have been" to describe past elections.

A uses "it was." What was a greater proportion than in any previous election? Soaring TV costs. Costs are plural and "it was" is singular, so we have an agreement error.

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Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:11 pm
Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.
A) a greater proportion than it was
B) a greater proportion than
C) a greater proportion than they have been
D) which is greater than was so
E) which is greater than it has been

IMO: B

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