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According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is

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24 Jul 2006, 20:37
I think even A is not a correct sentence. We still have to deal with the ambiguous "they" in A.

In a real test I would have guessed some other choice, because of the pronoun, and because that is the first think I check.

But reading it again and again, incorrect comparisons are made in all others.

Whats the source?
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24 Jul 2006, 20:43
Would pick B and move on.
Confusing one really.
In A,D and E, 'they' looks ambiguous.
B is more concise than C.
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24 Jul 2006, 20:53
It's a problem from a friend so the real source is unknown.

I think "they" in A is unclear. "they" is too far from the the subject "recent studies" so "they" have to refer to "wild animals" that is unreasonable and absurd.

In B, "do" is needed before "livestock" because of the "have" after "wild animals".

"that of" in C is okay but "and have more fat of a kind thought to be" is not right.

This question reminds me of a problem from OG 10th. Is it like "rice has more protion than blah blah"?
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24 Jul 2006, 22:45
also in my opinion the right one should be B I do not like they in A and my choice was down to A and B
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24 Jul 2006, 23:26
IMO, it's B.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and (have)more of a kind of fat they think is
"they" is not clear. "wild animals" think???
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and (have)more of a kind of fat thought to be
looks way better than A.

C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
"that" and "more fat of a kind" are wrong

D and E are out 'coz "total fat" is not || with "wild animals"
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
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25 Jul 2006, 00:02
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Would pick B and move on.
Confusing one really.
In A,D and E, 'they' looks ambiguous.
B is more concise than C.

B has a wrong comparison.... should be A... although it has the they problem
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25 Jul 2006, 00:21
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According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
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Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!

The OA is A???

hmm, would pick B.

In A, "they" refers to?
B uses ellipses, correctly, IMO. E.g. I have less money than you = I have less money than do you = I have less money than you do.
C incorrect comparision
D should start with "the". what does "total fat of wild animals" refer to? the fat of all the wild animals put together?
E same category as D. also who is they?
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25 Jul 2006, 20:04
scgmat wrote:
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is

B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to beD.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
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Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!

I would pick c . what is gramatically wrong about the bold part?
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26 Jul 2006, 09:03
A has 'they', which refers to nothing in the sentence. It has to be wrong.

B does appear to be more correct. However, it should read as '...have less total fat than do livestock...'. Still, I would go with this.

C does not require repetition of 'have'. Wordy.

D Too wordy, and probably incorrect - didn't analyse for too long...

E Worse than D

I am thinking B. Whats the source?
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26 Jul 2006, 22:11
A has 'they', which refers to nothing in the sentence. It has to be wrong.

B does appear to be more correct. However, it should read as '...have less total fat than do livestock...'. Still, I would go with this.

C does not require repetition of 'have'. Wordy.

D Too wordy, and probably incorrect - didn't analyse for too long...

E Worse than D

I am thinking B. Whats the source?

here is the source: http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... tions.html
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01 Aug 2006, 06:42
I'd go with B here... who are "they" in A? recent studies? and livestock... wouldn't it be singular, thus DOES?
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01 Aug 2006, 08:32
I will go with A. The comparision in A is right. "wild animals have less fat then livestock (domestic animals) do"

B compares fat with livestock. So i think it is wrong.

C was my initial pick but i think C is wrong because it compares fat with properties of fat of livestock. Not sure how to explain.
'is less then that of'.

Ummmm, im confused now. In C the main subject is fat, and and throughout the sentence the focus is fat. So C could be right too.
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01 Aug 2006, 16:55
Very tough SC for me. Will go with (C).

A. "and more of a" needs a HAVE between "and" & more"

B. "wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain"
there should be a "DO" => "have less total fat than DO livestock"

C. User of HAVE provides a clear join.

D. "THEY" is ambiguous amongst other issues.

E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
Who is THEY ?
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01 Aug 2006, 17:00
Just curious..

comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals => is this OK????

I think it shoud be
"comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals with that of meat from domesticated animals"
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03 Aug 2006, 01:58
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According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
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Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!

OA is A ? "they" in A is referring to wild animals..
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28 Jun 2014, 11:41
Since I do poorly on comparisons, here is my query.

As per B:

wild animals have less total fat than livestock

Now is the livestock behaving as an object or the subject?

Meaning 1: Animals have less total fat than livestock do. (Livestock behaving as subject)

Meaning 2: Animals have less total fat than they have livestock. (Livestock behaving as object for the subject 'animals).

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Since I do poorly on comparisons, here is my query.

As per B:

wild animals have less total fat than livestock

Now is the livestock behaving as an object or the subject?

Meaning 1: Animals have less total fat than livestock do. (Livestock behaving as subject)

Meaning 2: Animals have less total fat than they have livestock. (Livestock behaving as object for the subject 'animals).

Yes you are absolutely correct in your analysis.

B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock --- fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock --- fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

Comparison in B is ambiguous. As per my observation whatever stuff comes between more/less and than should actually be compared on the other side of than.

C.wild animals have less total fat than that(total fat) of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

Further I don't see anything wrong with C.
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29 Jun 2014, 05:24
IMO B.
A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is -- ambiguous they
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be- correct --comparison is correct .. wild animals ..... than livestock fed on grain ....
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be - incorrect comparison ... wild animals ..than that of livestock ...
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be-- incorrect comparison - total fat . .. less than livestock fed on grain ..
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is-- incorrect -- ambiguous they ..
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29 Jun 2014, 05:45
@Seabhi:
What differences you see in following sentences and which sentence is incorrect ?
I have less money than that(money) in wooden box.
I have less money than wooden box.
I have less money than wooden box has.

Which are correct :
Wild animals have less total-fat than total-fat of livestock.
Wild animals have less total-fat than livestock do.
Wild animals have less total-fat than livestock.
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