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Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their production history.

1) small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their
2) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than they were at any time in their
3) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than those at any other time in
4) more fuel-efficient small cars than those at any other time in their
5) more fuel-efficient small cars now than at any time in
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 04:23
C (3). Those is the correct pronoun restatement for cars.

S-V agreement cars-are. D and E convolute the word order.
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2005, 04:24
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Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their production history.

1) small cars are more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their
2) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than they were at any time in their
3) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than those at any other time in
4) more fuel-efficient small cars than those at any other time in their
5) more fuel-efficient small cars now than at any time in


4 and 5 somehow shifts the meaning of original sentence. The original sentence mentions an improved charactersitic of small cars, whereas 4 and 5 mention the "more " in quantity.
their in 1 and 2 are ambiguous.
I'm left with C.
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2011, 10:12
C

their is confusing pronoun
now is redundant
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2011, 21:53
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Step 1:
2/3 split between options (A,B,C) and (D,E)

Step 2:
Split between options (A,B) and C (their)

Option C is the correct answer
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2011, 06:49
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C it is...
A can be eliminated because of their..whom does 'their' refer to.. Also now is redundant...
D and E change the meaning of the sentence by introducing 'fuel efficient small cars'..
Between B and C.. B can be eliminated for the same reason as A...
left with C...

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"any other" is required to exclude the present.
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2016, 10:36
Hi, I was wondering which one of the following two is better? Are they all grammatically correct at least?

(1) Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars that are more fuel-efficient than those at any other time in production history. [same as answer choice (C)]

(2) Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars that are more fuel-efficient than they were at any other time in production history. ["than they were" instead of "than those"]

Also, is there any difference between "any other time in production history" and "any time in production history"? Seems the correct answer has "other" for a reason, can someone explain?

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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2016, 17:59
Can someone explain why E is wrong?
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Re: Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2016, 18:55
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Can someone explain why E is wrong?



Hi,
two reasons why E is wrong..

Today's technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their production history.
5) more fuel-efficient small cars now than at any time in

1) more fuel efficient small cars means different from 'small cars that are more fuel efficient'...
the comparison shifts from fuel efficiency to more number of fuel efficient small cars, illogically..

2) now is also a time in the production history..
so at any time should change to at any other time..

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