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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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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2009, 23:08
I go for option 'E'. It convey the message in minimum words.

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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2009, 23:39
I take C, but with little confidence.

Before I saw the answers, I thought "any other cities do" would be the answer. But no such option.

In my sense...,

"other" is necessary to compare with SA
"city" should be "cities" as there're many cities in USA
"do" is necessary to parallel with "SA has"


Better explanation please.
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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2009, 00:18
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 is B.

I did some quick research and found that it is preferred that one use "any other" to "any" when used with 'than".

Is this trues as well: GMAT comparisons have to parallel. Therefore "has more good Mexican American restaurants than" has to be compared to something and that is "does". Please comment.

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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 01:39
A lacks other after any. D & E are out because of wrong comparison. San Antonio which is singular must compare with a singular noun so not with other cities. IMO: B
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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

OA is B.

I did some quick research and found that it is preferred that one use "any other" to "any" when used with 'than".

Is this trues as well: GMAT comparisons have to parallel. Therefore "has more good Mexican American restaurants than" has to be compared to something and that is "does". Please comment.


there is an another explanation to why B is correct. It says

When we are comparing two similiar things
Ex: Newyork city is better than any other city in the USA - correct

Here you are comparing Newyork, which is a city to an another city, so you use 'any other city'

On the other hand, if we are comparing two dissimilar things
Ex: Newyork city is better than any village in the USA - correct

Here you are comparing a city with a village , so we do not use the 'any other' form we just use 'any'.

This explanation is from a trusted source, you can rely on it.
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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2009, 06:46
Still unclear why d ans is B.

cud sum1 post a better explanation.

y is it, 'does any city' nd not 'any city does'...?? wats d diff betwn des 2..??
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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 00:22
B...since it maintains the parallelism....

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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 08:40
IMO B
Its makes it parallel...
whats the OA?
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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 02:14
OA is B.
Any explainations???
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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2009, 01:22
I think ngoctraiden explains it correctly..answer should be B..
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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2010, 17:24
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Hey All,

This question has already been explained well, but I was asked by private message to weigh in, so I guess I'll give it the professional gloss. : )

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
PROBLEM: We want the "other" in here, because right now it's illogical. Obviously, San Antonio can't have more good Mexican restaurants than itself.

B. does any other city
ANSWER: There's nothing wrong with putting the "does" here in front, as it's an idiomatic expression.

C. other cities do
PROBLEM: We need to parallel the original verb (has), and "do" doesn't parallel it, because it's plural, when we want singular.

D. any city
PROBLEM: We need the "does", because this sounds like San Antonio has more good Mexican American restaurants THAN IT HAS "any city" in the US (which is totally illogical).

E. other cities
PROBLEM: Same as above.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2010, 13:53
B uses the correct action tense "than does any other city"; also, (B) doesn't
compare apple to an orange.

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Re: Mexican American restaurants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 00:26
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Hey All,

This question has already been explained well, but I was asked by private message to weigh in, so I guess I'll give it the professional gloss. : )

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
PROBLEM: We want the "other" in here, because right now it's illogical. Obviously, San Antonio can't have more good Mexican restaurants than itself.

B. does any other city
ANSWER: There's nothing wrong with putting the "does" here in front, as it's an idiomatic expression.

C. other cities do
PROBLEM: We need to parallel the original verb (has), and "do" doesn't parallel it, because it's plural, when we want singular.

D. any city
PROBLEM: We need the "does", because this sounds like San Antonio has more good Mexican American restaurants THAN IT HAS "any city" in the US (which is totally illogical).

E. other cities
PROBLEM: Same as above.

Hope that helps!

-tommy


DEAR Tommy, I do not agree with your explanation of choice C.
the main problem with choice C is that the full version of choice C is

other cities have restarants in US

because "do" stand behide "cities" the meaning is not logic . if we make the ellipsis full, the logic problem happen.

we can compare the sigular with the plural. this means if C is the following, it is correct

do other cities

do you agree with me on this singular/plural point? pls, speak, or I make mistake here

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