In one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, fought at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, four times as

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In one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, fought at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, four times as many Americans were killed as would later be killed on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.

(A) Americans were killed as
(B) Americans were killed than
(C) Americans were killed than those who
(D) more Americans were killed as there
(E) more Americans were killed as those who


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The sentence is giving a comparison between the number of people killed in Maryland to those later killed at Normandy.

Option A - Correct
It uses the correct idiom for the comparison in the sentence.

Option B - Incorrect
It makes the comparison look illogical because of the incorrect idiomatic structure.

Option C - Incorrect
It makes use of incorrect idiomatic structure. It doesn't compare correctly in the passage.

Option D - Incorrect
It makes the sentence look redundant.

Option E - Incorrect
It also introduces the error of redundancy. Repeating what the main sentence was talking about.