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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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Compare wild animals to livestock,

C. compares wild animals (themselves) to the fat (of livestock) and is therefore wrong.

I got B. is that correct?

but I think in B , the comparison seems between the total fat and live stock.

It is allowed to omit the repeated part from the second element of comparison,even verbs, if the meaning is clear.

Wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain (have).

However on certain occasions this dropping of repeated element is not correct:

I love sweets more than Jina.

The above sentence can have two meanings:

I love sweets. I love Jina. But I love sweets more than I love Jina.
I love sweets. Jina love sweets. But I love sweets more than Jina does.

However such ambiguity is not there in option B, and hence the verb can be dropped since the alternative " Wild animals have less total fat than (they have) livestock fed on grain" would be senseless.
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I think B and C are both incorrect... The correct one would read something like this....

wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain do and more of a kind of fat thought to be
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C. wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
- C is correct as that of implies fat of live stock..

Lets break this down...

Wild animals have less total fat than "that" of livestock fed on grain

What does that refer to? If it is fat as is claimed...

The sentence would read

Wild animals have less total fat than fat of livestock fed on grain - Thats an incorrect comparison because it compares Wild Animals with Fat of Livestock fed on grain
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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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This question tests comparison concepts.
We need to find the option that correctly compares the wild animals with the livestock or fat with fat.
On checking the options

We can remove options C and D
The options A and E contain "they" that has no clear referent.

The choice that removes all these errors is option B
Correct option: B

Hi,
Is the comparison used in option A correct.
wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain

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No it is not correct.

Reframe A: Wild Animals have less total fat than have livestock --> Illogical

The correct form must be - Wild animals have less total fat than livestock have. You can remove 'have' after livestock as it is understood.
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Compare wild animals to livestock,

C. compares wild animals (themselves) to the fat (of livestock) and is therefore wrong.

I got B. is that correct?
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B. Correctly compares wild animals to livestock fed on grain and constructs the "less X and more Y" idiom correctly.

C. Compares wild animals to "that of" livestock...
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dave785 wrote:
Compare wild animals to livestock,

C. compares wild animals (themselves) to the fat (of livestock) and is therefore wrong.

I got B. is that correct?

I think the interpretation of B is as:

Wild animal has X and Y

X= total fat & Y = livestock fed on grains.

Hence B say : Wild animals has less total fat than livestock fed grain. in this case , B is wrong.

please throw some light on it.

Wild animal has less fat than Domestic animals - Comparison between wild and domestic animal. Which is correct.
The fat of wild animal is less than Domestic animal - Wrong comparison. Here the fat is compared with the Domestic animal.
The fat of wild animal is less than that of Domestic animal - Correct comparison. Here the fat of Wild animal compared with fat of domestic animal.

Option 'C' can be treated as redundant.

Rosy is more tall than that of Nancy ---> Rosy is more tall than tall of nancy --(Doesn't make sense.) Here the object that we are comparing falls inside the comparison statement "MORE.. THAN". Hence its clear and there is no ambiguity in comparison. But the right comparison is "Rosy is more tall than nancy is" . If both the verbs are going to be the same we can ignore. Hence we can say " Rosy is more tall than Nancy".

Laos has a land area about the same as Great Britain --> Here if you saw the object of the sentence "THE LAND AREA" is not presented inside any comparison term. In that case we can say that the OBJECT is compared with the SUBJECT. Here the LAND AREA is compared with the GREAT BRITAIN which is wrong. Here the usage of that makes sense. [http://gmatclub.com/forum/laos-has-a-land-area-about-the-same-as-great-britain-but-107156.html]

If the same has been stated as "Laos has more land area than Great Britain" - Correct comparison.
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This is just for learning purpose:

Apart from the "they" in A the comparison in A looks correct to me.

wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed.... This looks parallel.

Can the the experts confirm this.

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Vyshak wrote:
bitanrc wrote:
This is just for learning purpose:

Apart from the "they" in A the comparison in A looks correct to me.

wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed.... This looks parallel.

Can the the experts confirm this.

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No, It is not correct.

Rearrange: Wild animals have less total fat than livestock do. --> You can't substitute 'have' with 'do' as each has a different meaning.

Without do: Wild animals have fat. Livestock have fat. --> You can compare here by saying fat of wild animals > fat of livestock.
With do: Wild animals have fat. Livestock do have fat. --> Here rather than comparing the fat of wild animals with that of livestock, you are stressing more on the fact that Livestock have fat.

Vyshak, in my opinion, in a parallel structure it is alright to replace the second instance of a verb with "do". Here "have" is verb and it can be replaced with "do". However the "do" can be omitted because there would not be any ambiguity (as explained in my post above).

I eat more than you eat... correct.
I eat more than you do.... correct. ("eat" replaced with "do")
I eat more than you... correct. ("do" omitted).

I like chocolate more than you like chocolate.... correct
I like chocolate more than you like... correct ( chocolate omitted)
I like chocolate more than you do.... correct ("like" replaced" with "do")
I like chocolate more than you.. INcorrect ( ambiguous - can have 2 meanings)
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Vyshak wrote:

I am completely in sync with the above sentences, but does the usage of 'do' holds good when 'have' is used?

I have more strength than you vs. I have more strength than do you. I feel that the latter construction is awkward.

I do not see any reason why "have" would be different from any other verb. So I would say that the sentence above is alright.

I have more strength than you have.
I have more strength than you do. OR I have more strength than do you.
I have more strength than you.

Since we are used to hearing the last sentence, the previous two ( especially the second one) may sound awkward - but logically I do not see any problem with it - why would "have" be different from other verbs?
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A. wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is . pronoun they has no referent

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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A. wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is . pronoun they has no referent

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 .

Hi Karthi ,

Can you please clearly explain how option C is wrong ?
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Compare wild animals to livestock,

C. compares wild animals (themselves) to the fat (of livestock) and is therefore wrong.

I got B. is that correct?

I think you are correct, i also feel the same ...
In B the comparison is correct, whereas C compares wild animals to "that of live stock" meaning fat of livestock
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B. wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
- In B fat is compared with live stock which is wrong

C. wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
- C is correct as that of implies fat of live stock..
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X has less fat than Y is the correct from. the comparison should be between X and Y

I over analyzed the sentence.

B should be correct..!!

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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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"According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals" -- is this a dependent clause ? if yes what are its subject and verb?
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A. wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
-> There is no referent of they.

B. wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
-> Correct - the comparison is correct. We are comparing Wild animals to livestock.

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

The that here refers to the fat and if we put it back in the original sentence the sentence becomes
Wild animals have less total fat than fat of livestock .....
-> comparing wild animals to fat.

D. total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
-> Total fat compared to livestock

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
-> no referent of they and this choice is way too wordy.
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"According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals" -- is this a dependent clause ? if yes what are its subject and verb?

Hi Venkat, it's just a phrase; there is no verb in this portion.
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dave785 wrote:
Compare wild animals to livestock,

C. compares wild animals (themselves) to the fat (of livestock) and is therefore wrong.

I got B. is that correct?

I think the interpretation of B is as:

Wild animal has X and Y

X= total fat & Y = livestock fed on grains.

Hence B say : Wild animals has less total fat than livestock fed grain. in this case , B is wrong.

please throw some light on it.
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