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6. Chicago, where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city, was plagued by labor troubles like the Pullman Strikes of 1894.

(A) where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
(B) which had industrial growth in the nineteenth century more rapid than that of other American cities
(C) which had growth industrially more rapid than any other American city in the nineteenth century
(D) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
(E) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than that of any other American city
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 15:22
E for me.

the sentence requires " than that of any other " which sounds grammatically correct and brings out the meaning more effectively. Hence A and D are wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 21:48
A C D are wrong because they compare growth with cities

Don't know why B is wrong ("which"), but E reads better.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 23:20
when can u use

"more +action+in+noun+than+in+noun"

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"more +action+in+noun+than+that in+noun"

what I am trying to get to is when is it ok to use "ellipsis" when comparison is made using more ...than....just like in this sentence...e.g. more rapid in Chicago than in city X....vs.....more rapid in Chicago than that of city X. Plz explain.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2005, 20:17
I think you can't elipse a middle term. So you can say "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than that in New York", or "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than in New York", but you can't say "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than that New York", or "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than New York."
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2005, 20:48
HongHu wrote:
I think you can't elipse a middle term. So you can say "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than that in New York", or "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than in New York", but you can't say "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than that New York", or "The changes are more rapid in Chicago than New York."


not sure what u mean by middle term ? can u elaborate.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2005, 21:03
banerjeea_98 wrote:
"more +action+in+noun+than+that in+noun"


Actually I didn't say it right. I was trying to say that in the above example you can drop the second "that" but not the second "in". But that really doesn't say much. :( Sorry.
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