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Dear teachers,

I am doing this exercise, which asks me to to pick out errors in the sentence.In the sentence below, I don;t know where the error is.So could you possibly help me point out the error?

Although it is any longer a big business that it was in the forties, radio continues to be a medium of essential communication, especially at local level.

In my opinion, it must be rewritten as follows:
Although it is no longer( not: any longe) a big business as ( not: that) it was in the forties, radio continues to be a medium of essential communication, especially at local level.

Thank you in advance
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You could also change the article before business owing to the relative clause (that it was in the forties). In the old days the was usually used before radio but my understanding is that it is often omitted in contexts like your sentence nowadays.

Although it is no longer the big business that it was in the forties, [the] radio continues to be a medium of essential communication, especially at local level.

It many languages, including Finnish, the structure of the sentence would be unacceptable as the reader must wait for the middle of the sentence until he is told what it refers to. My personal preference would be to let speakers of English enjoy the same straightforwardness:

Although the radio is no longer the big business that it was in the forties, it continues to be a medium of essential communication, especially at local level.

CB
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Sounds good to me...

/Sameer
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Thank you Coll Breeze, but how about if I say:
:Although the radio is no longer the big business AS it was in the forties, it continues to be a medium of essential communication, especially at local level.

Here I replace THAT with AS. Is it ok?

Thank you in advance
TuongvanHere I replace THAT with AS. Is it ok?
No.

You could get away with: Although the radio is no longer as big a business AS it was in the forties, it continues to be a medium of essential communication, especially at the local level.

However, you are better of taking Cool Breeze's advice.
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Thank you RayH very much