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Families have also experienced changes with the last 25 years. More families consist of one-parent households or two working parents; consequently, children are likely to have less supervision at home that was common in the traditional family structure. This lack of parental supervision is thought to be an influence on juvenile crime rates.

It's from http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2000/2/00.02.05.x.html

Which word is suitable in the highlighted place, that or than, and why? Thanks!
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MapleFamilies have also experienced changes with the last 25 years. More families consist of one-parent households or two working parents; consequently, children are likely to have less supervision at home that was common in the traditional family structure. This lack of parental supervision is thought to be an influence on juvenile crime rates.

It's from http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2000/2/00.02.05.x.html

Which word is suitable in the highlighted place, that or than, and why? Thanks!
than (it) was common
or
to have less supervision at home, that was common

Hi Maple
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than (it) was common
or
to have less supervision at home, that was common

Hi Maple
Why do you not visit the forum as often as you used to?

Hi, IK, the reason is I have to take several tests these days. Thanks for your response.

that is what I found in yale's site. than is the answer of the 2004's Postgraduate Entrance Exam of English in China. (No comma before that or than)

Is that a typo?
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than (it) was common
or
to have less supervision at home, that was common

Hi Maple
Why do you not visit the forum as often as you used to?

Hi, IK, the reason is I have to take several tests these days. Thanks for your response.

that is what I found in yale's site. than is the answer of the 2004's Postgraduate Entrance Exam of English in China. (No comma before that or than)

Is that a typo?
No, it is fine either with or without a comma.
But could be correct with than in place of that, but with a diff. meaning
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a. than b.that c. which d as

according to the exam, a is the only correct answer. But no satisfing explanation has been made by them.

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Maplea. than b.that c. which d as

according to the exam, a is the only correct answer. But no satisfing explanation has been made by them.

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IK, glad to see you're still so active here! Happy 2007! I miss all the members here, especially you and many other instructive teachers![C]

sorry, that is definitely incorrect there
Which would be fine with a preceding comma.
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