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Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities
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18 Mar 2009, 10:20
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14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

between b and c.

I'll pick C. "other cities" ----> plural and do---> used by plural subjects as far as i can think.
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18 Mar 2009, 10:30
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14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

A,B,C ..

"do"/"does" --> should be used for action verbs.. not possesive verbs.

Yeap D for parallelism.

Texas has.. more GMA resstaurants than "any city" <has> in the United States.
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18 Mar 2009, 11:00
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nitya34 wrote:
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

A,B,C ..

"do"/"does" --> should be used for action verbs.. not possesive verbs.

Yeap D for parallelism.

Texas has.. more GMA resstaurants than "any city" <has> in the United States.

thanks for the clear explanation. got it!
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x2suresh wrote:
nitya34 wrote:
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

A,B,C ..

"do"/"does" --> should be used for action verbs.. not possesive verbs.

Yeap D for parallelism.

Texas has.. more GMA resstaurants than "any city" <has> in the United States.

thanks for the clear explanation. got it!

I tend to disagree. By choosing ANY CITY we are also eliminating San Antonio Texas itself! (San Antonio texas has more good rests than ANY CITY in the US....ANY CITY in US would ALSO include San Antonio). So this one can't be it.

I choose B for this one.

Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than does any OTHER city in the United States.

Here HAS is paralleled by DOES.
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I tend to disagree. By choosing ANY CITY we are also eliminating San Antonio Texas itself! (San Antonio texas has more good rests than ANY CITY in the US....ANY CITY in US would ALSO include San Antonio). So this one can't be it.

I choose B for this one.

Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than does any OTHER city in the United States.

Here HAS is paralleled by DOES.

Totally agree.

"has" is the main verb here, not auxiliary verb.
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18 Mar 2009, 22:47
B for me..Agree with dwivedys.
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19 Mar 2009, 09:22
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

OA-B

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Ok agreed with B.

Here is great explanation by BOB (URCH forum).

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Well, Spidey is not quite right. With the nonauxiliary "have/has/had", you have a choice. You may replace with "do/does/did", but you are not required to do so. The same is true with other verbs.

John eats more meat than Paul eats.
John eats more meat than Paul does.

Both are correct. You may replace "eats" with "does", but you are not required to do so. Likewise:

...which had industrial growth more rapid than other American cities did

Both are correct. You have the option.

However, when "have/has/had" is an aulixiary verb, you do not have the same option. You do have a choice to repeat or not repeat the past participle, but you cannot change "have/has/had" to "do/does/did":

John has always eaten more meat than Paul has eaten.
John has always eaten more meat than Paul has. (correct)
John has always eaten more meat than Paul does. (incorrect)
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http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentence-correction/50568-when-use-whose-2.html
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13 Jul 2009, 04:42
I am always a bit confused with the use of auxilliaries in "comparisons" sentences.

Would "any other city" have been an acceptable answer?
ie : Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any other city in the United States.

==> Is an auxilliary necessary? I've read on another post that it was necessary only when it corrects an ambiguity.
For instance : Inuits of the Bering Sea were isolated from contact with Europeans longer than were Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska.
Here, "were" is necessary because otherwise, there would be a confusion about what is compared : "Europeans" or "isolated from contact with Europeans".

Is it the correct rule? In our case, there is no ambiguity if we miss the auxilliary, so is it necessary?

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13 Jul 2009, 05:19
I think B is the ans.What is the OA?
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13 Jul 2009, 16:57
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does (shouldn’t it be any city has??)
(B) does any other city (best answer)
(C) other cities do (compares San Antonio vs all the restaurants in all other cities, which is wrong)
(D) any city (incorrectly compares having Mexican restaurants to city)
(E) other cities (incorrectly compares having Mexican restaurants to others cities)
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22 Jun 2010, 06:43
B for me as well for same reason as given by dwivedys.
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22 Jun 2010, 09:35
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I am always a bit confused with the use of auxilliaries in "comparisons" sentences.

Would "any other city" have been an acceptable answer?
ie : Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any other city in the United States.
Thanks!

If you don't have does in your sentence above, then it'll read:

Texas has more good restaurants than any other city. This sentense is meaningless.

Think of it this way: Texas has more X than Y... Texas has more restaurants than parks.

You're trying to compare "Texas has more restaurants" than "[do] City X, Y, Z have more restaurants"
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23 Jun 2010, 05:54
(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

B is it . OG 12 has plenty of such questions. We need a verb so A d & E out. Out of B & C

C out because we are comparing singular( Texas) wid plural ( Cities)

So B Wins.

Also if we had a 6th choice as

(F) does any city This would have been incorrect as well because we need other to exclude Texas from the other bunch of cities.
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To recap the issues that were raised here:

1) Use 'other'/'else' to compare an item to the group to which that item belongs.

Can you tell which of the following 2 sentences is false?

Alaska is bigger than any state in the U.S.

Russia is bigger than any state in the U.S.

The first is false because 'any state' includes Texas, in which case the first sentence says that Texas is bigger than itself.

Correction: Texas is bigger than any other state.

Likewise, "My mother is nicer than anyone I have met," indicates that I have not met my own mother. A cheerier sentence would be, "My mother is nicer than anyone else I have met."

2. The second verb in comparisons:

Tip: In your head, complete the verb at the end of a comparison.

Correct: Bob eats more than Joe does (eat).

This is correct because the word "eat" appears elsewhere in the sentence, so it is o.k. to leave it off at the end.

Incorrect: Bob has eaten more than Joe did (eat).

This sentence is incorrect because the word "eat" does not appear anywhere in the sentence, so it is not o.k. to leave it off at the end.

Correction: Bob has eaten more than Joe ate.

So try this one:

Bob will eat as much as Joe has.

This is incorrect. The word 'eaten' is implied by the 'has', but never shows up in the sentence.

The main idea is that the reader should not have to invent words that never appear on the page-- the sentence should be self-sufficient. Everything implied should be there.

(More on this issue and other ellipses can be found in the Comparisons lesson and the Small Details lesson at gmaxonline!)
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23 Jun 2010, 20:32
Isn't C) other cities do .............similar to
Correct: Bob eats more than Joe does (eat). Here, using the same logic we should have have
"Bob eats more than does Joe " to make it similar to option (B).
Then why have we ruled out C. Please clarify. Little perplexed....

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In C you lose the 'any', and the point of this comparison is to compare one city to all (any) of the rest.
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08 Jul 2010, 06:38
good discussion on the ellipsis subject. B for me.
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24 Jun 2011, 04:55
Will go with B and reason is same as given by dwivedys
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