Although Samantha (was) the (least experienced) violinist in the competition, her final performance was more (brilliantly) executed (than any) of her competitors. Answer:D
is “any” usually wrong when used in comparisons?
A real duzi.
“Company officials announced that there would be no major changes made to the eligibility requirements for its benefits package, an offering that makes its plan more generous than other major retailers.”
How would you correct this bugger ?
I think we are comparing one benefits package with another, despite the change being made to the ‘eligibility requirements’.
Therefore I would change the end of the sentence to read, “than that of other major retailers”
What distinguishes the painting of this artist from HER CONTEMPORARIES ARE the combination of vibrant colors with striking patterns.
a) her contemporaries are
b) her contemporaries is
c) those of her contemporaries are
d) those of her contemporaries is
e) that of her contemporaries are
I chose choice c but the actual answer is choice d. I’m not sure why that I am incorrect.
In the early songs of the Beatles, one hears melodies that would seem to be more (a product of rural southern America than that of an English industrial city.)
Correct: a product of rural southern America than of an English industrial city.
Why is the original incorrect? Doesn’t the comparison starts immediately after “more”? So if you have “a product” right after “more” on one side, you must have “a product” on the other. Thus, A PRODUCT of a place is compared to A PRODUCT of another place?
Juan Gris, a Spanish painter and sculptor whose work is associated with the artistic movement known as Cubism, [used a palette of colors more vivid than Pablo Picasso.]
answer: E. more vivid than that of Pablo Picasso
other choices: a) more vivid than Pablo b) that was more vivid than Pablo c) that is more vivid as Pablo d) being more vivid than Pablo
Would you explain me why E is correct?
Some critics claim that diego velazquez, a master of technique and highly individual in style, had a greater influence on european art *compared to* any other painter.
D) than those of
E) than did
Why is the answer E? Isn’t the question comparing Diego’s INFLUENCE to the INFLUENCE of any other painters? If the answer includes “did”, then isn’t the sentence comparing INFLUENCE to ACTION?
Why is choice D wrong?