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Ranked as one of the most important of Europe’s young playwrights, Franz Xaver Kroetz has written forty plays; his works—translated into over thirty languages—are produced more often than any contemporary German dramatist.
(A) than any
(B) than any other
(C) than are any
(D) than those of any other
(E) as are those of any
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594. Ranked as one of the most important of Europe’s young playwrights, Franz Xaver Kroetz has written forty plays; his works—translated into over thirty languages—are produced more often than any contemporary German dramatist.
(A) than any
(B) than any other
(C) than are any
(D) than those of any other
(E) as are those of any


Knocked em all out to B and D. his works are produced more often than any other... any other what?

his works are produced more often that those of any other.

Go for D.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 08:42
i say D. i think you need the "those" there to make it clear that you are comparing works between authors.
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Re: SC1000 #594 Ranked as one of the most important .... [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 15:39
Easy one ... D ... works of X are compared to works of Y
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 22:27
OA is D
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Re: Ranked as one of the most important of Europes young [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 13:33
+1 D

However, I have a doubt. Does choice C have a Subject-verb agreement mistake?
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Re: Ranked as one of the most important of Europes young [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 14:10
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+1 D

However, I have a doubt. Does choice C have a Subject-verb agreement mistake?


C completely changes the meaning, as do A and B. All three compare the works of Kroetz with other German dramatists (not the works of other German dramatists), which is absurd.

Read it again, breaking it down slowly and you will see it.
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Re: Ranked as one of the most important of Europes young [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 14:47
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+1 D

However, I have a doubt. Does choice C have a Subject-verb agreement mistake?


C completely changes the meaning, as do A and B. All three compare the works of Kroetz with other German dramatists (not the works of other German dramatists), which is absurd.

Read it again, breaking it down slowly and you will see it.


Thank you, but that was not my question. I understand the mistake in the sentence.
My doubt is whether there is a Subject-Verb agreement error in choice C. I think that "are" is also wrong.
What do you think?
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Re: Ranked as one of the most important of Europes young [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 15:23
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+1 D

However, I have a doubt. Does choice C have a Subject-verb agreement mistake?


C completely changes the meaning, as do A and B. All three compare the works of Kroetz with other German dramatists (not the works of other German dramatists), which is absurd.

Read it again, breaking it down slowly and you will see it.


Thank you, but that was not my question. I understand the mistake in the sentence.
My doubt is whether there is a Subject-Verb agreement error in choice C. I think that "are" is also wrong.
What do you think?


If you just want to boil down to S-V agreement then "are" may be fine as we are talking about "works" or may not be if we want to refer to "dramatist".

However, the S-V-A doesn't come into play here as the sentence construction is illogical and the sentence doesn't make sense. When a construction is illogical, as in A B and C, S-V agreement is pointless as the sentence in its current form just cannot exist, so obviously other errors will emanate from it. Meaning is just as important on GMAT as Grammar, infact more so. If you have 2 grammatically correct choices in your answer stem, you must look for the answer that conveys the meaning more precisely.

I don't know if I am coming across correctly. When the error is like this, SVA typically is not applicable as now your Subject or verb is wrong or misplaced in the first place.
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Re: Ranked as one of the most important of Europes young [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 07:31
I chose D for this question:

This is a basic comparison between Franz's works and dramatists' works. Find the answer choice that compares works to works.

A. This is an illogical comparison - compares works to dramatists

B. This is also an illogical comparison - seems to compare works to other dramatists.

C. Not parallel and illogical comparison

D. This is the correct answer - "those" can be replaced by "the works." This answer choice indeed makes sense.

E. "More" must be followed by "than" in a comparison.
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Re: Ranked as one of the most important of Europes young [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 08:05
Clear Answer D. No confusion here
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