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by prachi18oct » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:57 am
In a poll released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry" than those who believe there is too little

A. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry than those who believe
B. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as believe
C. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as to believe
D. that was released September 16, Gallup found that nearly double the Americans believe that there has been too much government regulation of business and industry than believing
E. that was released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as those believing


[spoiler]ACD are out due to unidiomatic as many than , as many as to
In B should it not have as many as those construction?
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Please explain B & E

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by src_saurav » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:34 am
A is my answer . I think as many Americans construction is correct. Please let us know the OA.

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by prachi18oct » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:47 am
Experts pls reply to my doubt above.

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by GMATGuruNY » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:12 am
prachi18oct wrote:In a poll released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry" than those who believe there is too little

A. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry than those who believe
B. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as believe
C. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as to believe
D. that was released September 16, Gallup found that nearly double the Americans believe that there has been too much government regulation of business and industry than believing
E. that was released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as those believing
Only PARALLEL FORMS can be compared:

A: as many Americans believe...than those who believe
Here, Americans believe (subject and verb) and those who believe (noun + who-modifier) are not parallel forms.
Also, as many X than Y is unidiomatic.
Correct idiom: AS MANY X AS Y.
Eliminate A.

C: as many Americans believe...as to believe
Here, Americans believe (subject and verb) and to believe (infinitive) are not parallel forms.
Eliminate C.

D: double the Americans believe...than believing
Here, Americans believe (subject and verb) and believing (participle) are not parallel forms.
Also, double X than Y is unidiomatic.
Correct idiom: TWICE AS MANY X AS Y.
Eliminate D.

E: as many Americans believe...as those believing
Here, Americans believe (subject and verb) and those believing (noun + VERBing modifier) are not parallel forms.
Eliminate E.

The correct answer is B.

Generally, as many X as Y serves to compare CLAUSES.
When the second clause omits a subject, the subject of the first clause is IMPLIED in the second clause.
OA: Twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as [Americans] believe there is too little.
Here, the subject in brackets is omitted, but its presence is implied.
As a result, the PARALLEL FORMS in red are compared.
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by conquistador » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:47 am
In a poll released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry" than those who believe there is too little

A. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry than those who believe
B. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as believe
C. released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as to believe
D. that was released September 16, Gallup found that nearly double the Americans believe that there has been too much government regulation of business and industry than believing
E. that was released September 16, Gallup found that nearly twice as many Americans believe that there is too much government regulation of business and industry as those believing


There is a 3-2 split among answer choices regarding released vs that was released.
Which of them is correct?
I believe we need preposition on resulting in phrase released on september 16 in both the cases. Without that the phrase doesn't seem to make sense.

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by GMATGuruNY » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:24 am
Mechmeera wrote:There is a 3-2 split among answer choices regarding released vs that was released.
Which of them is correct?


Both are grammatically correct.
That said, that was can be omitted with no loss of meaning, so its presence in D and E makes the sentence unnecessarily wordy.
Since the OA is more concise and contains no errors, the OA is better than D or E.

I believe we need preposition on resulting in phrase released on september 16 in both the cases. Without that the phrase doesn't seem to make sense.


No preposition is needed before September 16.
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Re: Pls explain

by piyushluniya » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:40 pm
Hi,
I selected E, with the understanding that the first "as" is followed by a Noun "Americans" and second "as" is followed by a pronoun (those), where "those" also refers to "Americans".
Also, what i felt was that "those" is followed by a verb-ing modifier "believing", which seems fine here.
So, noun and pronoun can be parallel.
Can you help me understand where i am wrong here ?

Thanks