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# A study on the therapeutic value of pets as companions for the elderly

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A study on the therapeutic value of pets as companions for the elderly has shown that cats are more superior than dogs as far as household companions are concerned.

(A) are more superior than dogs as far as household companions are concerned
(B) are superior to dogs as household companions
(C) are superior to dogs as far as household companions are concerned
(D) are more superior to dogs as household companions
(E) are superior household companions than dogs

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06 Aug 2019, 19:20
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Confused between B and E.
Can somebody help?
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06 Aug 2019, 20:20
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Its B.

Using 'more' in addition to 'superior' is redundant. If 'more' isn't present, then 'than' shouldn't be used. Hence 'superior to' is the right usage.

So that leaves B&C. C is just wordy

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06 Aug 2019, 21:01
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deelakmi wrote:
Confused between B and E.
Can somebody help?

superior...than is unidiomatic, superior to is the correct idiom.
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06 Aug 2019, 04:55
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What is the solution to this. It's C in my opinion.
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04 Oct 2019, 17:38
Bunuel wrote:
A study on the therapeutic value of pets as companions for the elderly has shown that cats are more superior than dogs as far as household companions are concerned.

(A) are more superior than dogs as far as household companions are concerned
(B) are superior to dogs as household companions
(C) are superior to dogs as far as household companions are concerned
(D) are more superior to dogs as household companions
(E) are superior household companions than dogs

Just wondering between B and D. The only difference is of the word "more". I guess it is okay to say more superior and I feel that will retain the original meaning from A in a better fashion.

Thoughts?
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11 Dec 2019, 06:14
Bunuel

In my opinion, "as household companion" in option B modified "dogs". So it compares cats with specific dogs.
Whereas option C remove this ambiguity.

Will you pls suggest what I am missing out here.
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13 Dec 2019, 08:50
Confused between B, C and D. Why not C when it explicitly says 'as household companions are concerned' ?
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15 Dec 2019, 13:45
Can someone explain as why C is wrong ?
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19 Dec 2019, 04:58
TheNightKing More superior is redundant and unidiomatic. The correct idiom, as mentioned by Hital , is superior to.

More superior is like saying 'more better' or 'repeat again' , again redundant
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19 Dec 2019, 05:03
aarushisingla abhik1502 Avi93

(C) Is wordy. Moreover it does not convey the act of being household companions. This option might have been better with the use of companionship, i.e., as far as household companionship is concerned.

Simply put, (C) provides no value that (B) can't provide, and uses more words, incorrectly.
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