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Oct 13 2008   2:16PM GMT

Writing for business – comparisons



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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comparisons
post-it.jpg The programmers have discovered that they can address issues more effectively through story selection meetingsĀ  _________ more traditional specification meetings.
a. and not through
b. than through

Answer: b

Explanation
When a comparison is introduced by the adverb “more,” as in “more effectively,” the second part of the comparison must be introduced by the conjunction “than.”

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