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Identify the part of the sentence which is grammatically incorrect-
A. The advertisement for the new detergent
B. claimed that it was as effective
C. if not more than
D. washing soap in removing dirt from clothes
Option a- A
Option b- B
Option c- C
Option d- D
Option e- No error

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Hint: We use ‘as’ to show comparison between two things that share some similarity. Example- He is as intelligent as Einstein. Here, ‘X’ is compared with ‘Einstein’ in terms of intelligence.

Complete answer:
As given in the hint, when we show a comparison between two things we need to use ‘as’ twice.
In the given question- We can understand that an advertisement for the new detergent claimed that it was as effective as, if not more than washing soap in removing dirt from clothes. Here, ‘as’ is used to show the comparison in terms of the degree of effectiveness in the use of soap and detergents.
Now, let’s examine the given options-
Option a- ‘A’ is grammatically correct. We cannot see any error in the ‘A’ part. Hence, it is an incorrect option.
Option b- ‘B’ is grammatically incorrect, as we need to use ‘as’ twice to show comparison. Hence, it is the correct option.
Option c- ‘C’ is grammatically correct. We cannot see any error in the ‘C’ part. Hence, it is an incorrect option.
Option d- ‘D’ is grammatically correct. We cannot see any error in the ‘D’ part. Hence, it is an incorrect option.
So, the correct answer is “Option b”.

Note:
Keep in mind, ‘similes’ use like, as, or than to show a comparison between two things that are equal or similar to a certain degree.