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# After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which

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After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. remains the same
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own
C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own
D.she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own
E.she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E
pls explain

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04 Oct 2012, 06:17
sairasheikh86 wrote:
After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. remains the same
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own
C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own
D.she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own
E.she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E
pls explain

thanks !

I would say that THE is used before most and not more...we are coparing two things here so its a comparative degree that we have to use...
Even i would go with C..
what is the source of the question?
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comparing two poems----requires more not most
each of the poem----so singular its not plural their
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sairasheikh86 wrote:
After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. remains the same
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own----wrong---their
C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own-------wrong----most
D.she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own---wrong--most,theri
E.she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own----correct

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E
pls explain

thanks !
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comparing two poems----requires more not most
each of the poem----so singular its not plural their
hope it helps...

sairasheikh86 wrote:
After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. remains the same
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own----wrong---their
C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own-------wrong----most
D.she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own---wrong--most,theri
E.she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own----correct

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E
pls explain

thanks !

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comparing two poems----requires more not most
each of the poem----so singular its not plural their
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I agree that more should be used when comparing two entities.
but 'the' should only be used for superlative form.

the more seems wrong.

I would still go with C.

C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own
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comparing two poems----requires more not most
each of the poem----so singular its not plural their
hope it helps...

I agree that more should be used when comparing two entities.
but 'the' should only be used for superlative form.

the more seems wrong.

I would still go with C.

C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own

"The more" is correct expression

following well known expressions might convince you.

The more I see the less I know
The more the merrier
The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know

Hope that helps
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05 Oct 2012, 15:19
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"The more" is correct expression

following well known expressions might convince you.

The more I see the less I know
The more the merrier
The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know

Hope that helps

Oops! I feel stupid!

I completely agree with you now. Got my mistake. Thanks!
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SC is talking about 2 poems. Hence, "more" is required. A,C & D out.
"Each" is singular. Hence, "Its" is required in 2nd half of the SC. E is correct.

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30 Jan 2013, 08:02
sairasheikh86 wrote:
After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. remains the same
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own
C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own
D.she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own
E.she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E. pls explain
thanks !

As explained earlier by many others, answer has to be E, but i doubt the use of "THE" before comparative degree "MORE". It's like choosing the Best among the Worst.
Anyway I believe, if the source is correct, either it is a experimental question or authors are incorrect.
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"The more" is still suspect when used to compare two items. Given that this was not found on MGMAT's website under the GMATPrep section, I doubt that this is a true GMATPrep question.
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09 Jun 2016, 18:31
sairasheikh86 wrote:
After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. remains the same
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own
C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own
D.she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own
E.she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E
pls explain

thanks !

My Views--

When we are comparing between two things we should use comparative from (more) & when we compare between more than two things superlative form is used (most).
Also use of "their" is not right here as each is "singular".Moreover whenever in doubt in GMAT we should think singular.
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