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# The study, prepared for the county's economic development

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The study, prepared for the county's economic development council, represents the most thorough attempt to gauge the impact of increased food and beverage taxes in the southeastern region since they were raised six years ago.

(A) the most thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(B) the thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(C) a most thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(D) a thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(E) a most thorough gauge of the impact

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08 Dec 2007, 00:41
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The study.. represents the most...

definite articles: the vs a:

the - specific

a - general
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08 Dec 2007, 14:39
eyunni wrote:
The study, prepared for the county's economic development council, represents the most thorough attempt to gauge the impact of increased food and beverage taxes in the southeastern region since they were raised six years ago.

(A) the most thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(B) the thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(C) a most thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(D) a thorough attempt to gauge the impact
(E) a most thorough gauge of the impact

most thorough seems repetitive. "A thorough attempt.." should be enough to convey the message. Thus, I choose D as the correct answer
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11 Dec 2007, 14:50
sorry for the delay but OA is A. I chose (B), but by not having 'most', the meaning is slightly changed. This is an SC from GMATClub challenges.
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# The study, prepared for the county's economic development

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