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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.


Option A:

than those that charge

Option B:

than are charging

Option C:

than to charge

Option D:

as charge

Option E:

as those charging

Difficulty Level



Option E is the correct answer.

Option Analysis

Concept tested: Idioms, Comparison

A) Inappropriate usage of the word “than”. We would require “as many independent….as”.

B) Same as A

C) Same as C

D) Not parallel. The non-underlined part of the sentence uses the word “charging”

E) Correct Answer

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