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Question 3: While people in the Middle East have good reason to feel gravely threatened by terrorism,but elsewhere in the world, its more that people are paying greater attention to the terrorist threat then they used to.
There are 3 errors to spot in the given sentence:
Firstly, as the sentence starts with "while...", any option that follows this clause with "but" is incorrect.
Secondly, "its" is a personal pronoun- not the correct word to use here. "It's" meaning "it is" is the right word to use in the given context.
Thirdly, the sentence says people are paying greater attention to the terrorist threat "then" they used to. This is incorrect. The correct word to use instead is "than".
The only option that corrects these errors is B.
The question is " Choose the grammatically correct option "
Choice B is the correct answer.
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