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1. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has
more good Mexican American restaurants than any
city does
in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

2. Sales of United States manufactured goods to nonin-
dustrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992,
which is 14 percent more than the previous year and
largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.

(A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
(B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the pre-
vious year
(C) 14 percent higher than the previous yearтАЩs figure
(D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the pre-
vious year was
(E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the pre-
vious yearтАЩs figure
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04 Mar 2004, 08:30
B & C

1. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has
more good Mexican American restaurants than any
city does
in the United States.

any city includes San Antonio also. So, we should choose any other city only.

kpadma, why C is wrong for the 2nd question ?
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04 Mar 2004, 08:35
agree with kpadma. C sounds as if it was "1992" which was a "14 percent increase"
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04 Mar 2004, 08:46
B and E...

1) You have to exclude San Antonio while comparing...of options B,C and D only option B does this rightly .

2) We are comparing amounts and so the correct answer should be unambigous.'Which' introduces ambuguity ... only option D and E remain.
Option D is awkward and unidiomatic leaving us with E.

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26 Sep 2010, 03:54
Guys see the second one ....I guess another case of resumptive modifier ...!
Re: 2 SC questions   [#permalink] 26 Sep 2010, 03:54
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