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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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23 Mar 2008, 07:21
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I think "most" and "thorough" is kind of repetative, so correct sentence should have only thorough and not the word most.
So A, C, and E are out.

Moreover study is focused on particular effects, so we cannot use "a" instead we should use "the".

So for me B is the answer.
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definite A

Nothing wrong with the original; sentence is meant to emphasize the importance of the study by saying that it represents the most thorough attempt at X
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23 Mar 2008, 10:31
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Definite vs. indefinite article or noun modifier issue:
Eliminate C, D and E

Between A and B:
B describes the purpose of the study (no comparison).
A represents superlative comparison of the study among many same studies

A the most thorough attempt to gauge the impact (Hold it)
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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28 Mar 2008, 11:53
late ans but i think it wil be effective :

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

ans is : A

bcoz : attemt to do something is correct idom
also - The + superlative

several study is occured in the southeastern region and this is the most through attemt.
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31 Aug 2014, 11:15
Isn't 'most thorough' repetitive?
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01 Sep 2014, 02:06
alphonsa wrote:
Isn't 'most thorough' repetitive?

No. Because "thoroughness" can have varying degrees. We can have "less thorough" and "more thorough" and we can therefore definitely have "most thorough"
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01 Jan 2016, 11:01
alphonsa wrote:
Isn't 'most thorough' repetitive?

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