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The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

D) thought provoking instead of

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OA: B


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I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: SC: The editor assumed .... E-GMAT [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 03:08
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yaj wrote:
The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

D) thought provoking instead of

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B


[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !


CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE is :
MORE X...THAN Y
MORE X ...RATHER THAN Y is INCORRECT .

OA should be C IMO
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Re: SC: The editor assumed .... E-GMAT [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 09:02
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yaj wrote:
The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

D) thought provoking instead of

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B


[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !


CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE is :
MORE X...THAN Y
MORE X ...RATHER THAN Y is INCORRECT .

OA should be C IMO


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OA should be C.

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Re: SC: The editor assumed .... E-GMAT [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 10:58
yaj wrote:
The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

D) thought provoking instead of

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B


[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !


IMO C

More X than Y as everyone mentioned. I believe you did a small typo while mentioning the OA.

I'm sure B was your choice and you wanted to know what's wrong with "rather than".
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Re: The editor assumed .... [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2014, 13:18
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