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# A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the

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A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the UN agency responsible for the international patent cooperation treaty, said that American universities filed more patent applications than any country, though non-American universities are gaining ground.

a) than any
b) than did any
c) than any other
d) as did those of any
e) than those of any other

in option 'E' , doesn't 'those' refer to 'patent applications' ? . In that case sentence would be "..... American universities filed more patent applications than patent applications of any other country...' which seems to be illogical

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29 Apr 2016, 00:43
anuj88 wrote:
A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the UN agency responsible for the international patent cooperation treaty, said that American universities filed more patent applications than any country, though non-American universities are gaining ground.

a) than any
b) than did any
c) than any other
d) as did those of any
e) than those of any other

in option 'E' , doesn't 'those' refer to 'patent applications' ? . In that case sentence would be "..... American universities filed more patent applications than patent applications of any other country...' which seems to be illogical

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Hi
E is correct and THOSE clearly refers to UNIVERSITIES ..
so sentence is
American universities filed more patent applications than UNIVERSITIES of any other country, though non-American universities are gaining ground.
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in option 'E' , doesn't 'those' refer to 'patent applications' ? . In that case sentence would be "..... American universities filed more patent applications than patent applications of any other country...' which seems to be illogical

Consider it this way -

A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the UN agency responsible for the international patent cooperation treaty, said that American universities filed more patent applications than those of any other country, though non-American universities are gaining ground.

So, the sentence reduces to -

A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization said that American universities filed more patent applications than those of any other country, though non-American universities are gaining ground.

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anuj88 wrote:
A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the UN agency responsible for the international patent cooperation treaty, said that American universities filed more patent applications than any country, though non-American universities are gaining ground.

a) than any
b) than did any
c) than any other
d) as did those of any
e) than those of any other

Things to note:

1. We need to compare patents with the countries, hence we need those
2. We never write X is better than any writer. In this case, any includes X himself, hence it is illogical.
We say X is better that any other writer.

Coming to the options:

a) than any
Wrong. We need any other
b) than did any
Wrong. We need any other
c) than any other
We are incorrectly comparing patents with the countries
d) as did those of any
Wrong. We need any other
e) than those of any other
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20 Sep 2018, 21:18
Though C may seem tempting, you cannot compare patents filed by "American Universities" to "any other country"

Hence, E is correct
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21 Sep 2018, 02:38
Option E says countries are filing patents rather than universities.

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