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Sentence Correction 43

    New research suggests that cash grants to the poor is as good, if not better than, many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.

    1. is as good, if not better, than many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.
    2. are as good, if not better than, many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.
    3. are as good as, if not better than, many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.
    4. are as good as, if not better, than many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (C)

Detailed Solution

Option C is the right one. The correct expression is "as good as, if not better than".

Note that the difference between options C and D is in the placement of the commas.

Option C sets off the parenthetical element "if not better than" correctly. Even without the phrase within the commas, the sentence makes sense: New research suggests that cash grants to the poor are as good as many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty.

However, when the parenthetical element is removed in option D, it reads as follows: "New research suggests that cash grants to the poor are as good as than many traditional forms of aid when it comes to reducing poverty." This is incorrect.

Correct Answer: C



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