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A diamond has a rating of 10 on Moh's Scale of Hardness

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A diamond has a rating of 10 on Moh's Scale of Hardness, three points above quartz and about four points more than the hardness of steel.

A) quartz and about four points more than the hardness of
B) quartz and about four points more than that of
C) how hard quartz is and about four points more than the hardness of
D) the hardness of quartz and about four point more than the hardness of
E) quartz and about four points above
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Hi everyone, would like your 2 cents on the above question.
In the official ans (E), i feel that the comparison is incorrectly made between rating 10 and quartz necause if you look at the sentence it says - rating of 10, 3 pts above quartz (shouldnt it be - 3 pts above the rating of quartz or, 3 pts above that of quartz ?)
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Hi everyone, would like your 2 cents on the above question.
In the official ans (E), i feel that the comparison is incorrectly made between rating 10 and quartz necause if you look at the sentence it says - rating of 10, 3 pts above quartz (shouldnt it be - 3 pts above the rating of quartz or, 3 pts above that of quartz ?)


Hi viciss,

True cause the 3 pts above refers to the hardness value and not literally 3 pts above. The clause should figure "hardness" somewhere.

IMO D. Experts pls help.

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viciss wrote:
Hi everyone, would like your 2 cents on the above question.
In the official ans (E), i feel that the comparison is incorrectly made between rating 10 and quartz necause if you look at the sentence it says - rating of 10, 3 pts above quartz (shouldnt it be - 3 pts above the rating of quartz or, 3 pts above that of quartz ?)


Hi viciss,

True cause the 3 pts above refers to the hardness value and not literally 3 pts above. The clause should figure "hardness" somewhere.

IMO D. Experts pls help.

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IMO too it should be 'D' as it rightly compares the hardness of the materials mentioned.
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viciss wrote:
Hi everyone, would like your 2 cents on the above question.
In the official ans (E), i feel that the comparison is incorrectly made between rating 10 and quartz necause if you look at the sentence it says - rating of 10, 3 pts above quartz (shouldnt it be - 3 pts above the rating of quartz or, 3 pts above that of quartz ?)


Hi viciss,

True cause the 3 pts above refers to the hardness value and not literally 3 pts above. The clause should figure "hardness" somewhere.

IMO D. Experts pls help.

Dom.


IMO too it should be 'D' as it rightly compares the hardness of the materials mentioned.


The correct answer is E as it compares the rating of the hardness of different materials.

Rating could be above or below few points not the hardness. I mean it is wrong to say that the hardness of 3 points above something.

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The comparison is among the diamond, quartz, and steel, and not their hardness.

if it were hardness of the diamond the answer would have been D
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A diamond has a rating of 10 on Moh's Scale of Hardness, three points above quartz and about four points more than the hardness of steel.

A) quartz and about four points more than the hardness of
B) quartz and about four points more than that of
C) how hard quartz is and about four points more than the hardness of
D) the hardness of quartz and about four point more than the hardness of
E) quartz and about four points above


Although, I answered (D), I can now see that the answer is (E).

The subject of the main sentence is "diamond".

--> diamond has a rating of 10
--> diamond is 3 points above quartz
--> diamond is 4 points above steel
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following the process of establishing logic and correct grammars to eliminate options that contain errors is not easy.
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viciss wrote:
A diamond has a rating of 10 on Moh's Scale of Hardness, three points above quartz and about four points more than the hardness of steel.

A) quartz and about four points more than the hardness of
B) quartz and about four points more than that of
C) how hard quartz is and about four points more than the hardness of
D) the hardness of quartz and about four point more than the hardness of
E) quartz and about four points above


will go with E ..
in D rating is compared with hardness....so not logical ..
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A) quartz and about four points more than the hardness of - INCORRECT- diamond being compared to quartz and hardness of steel -
B) quartz and about four points more than that of - INCORRECT as points or steel is repeated by mentioning 'that of'
C) how hard quartz is and about four points more than the hardness of - INCORRECT as number compared to quality of hardness
D) the hardness of quartz and about four point more than the hardness of - INCORRECT as number is compared to hardness
E) quartz and about four points above - CORRECT as the comparison is right

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A) quartz and about four points more than the hardness of - INCORRECT- diamond being compared to quartz and hardness of steel -
B) quartz and about four points more than that of - INCORRECT as points or steel is repeated by mentioning 'that of'
C) how hard quartz is and about four points more than the hardness of - INCORRECT as number compared to quality of hardness
D) the hardness of quartz and about four point more than the hardness of - INCORRECT as number is compared to hardness
E) quartz and about four points above - CORRECT as the comparison is right

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