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# After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which

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29 Sep 2017, 06:45
Is "the more beautiful" phrase correct as per GMAT?
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30 Sep 2017, 04:29
sairasheikh86 wrote:
After reading two different poems, she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own unique and features

A. she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful, since each had their own
B. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had their own
C. she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own
D. she couldn't decide which poems were the most beautiful,since each had their own
E. she couldn't decide which poem was the more beautiful,since each had its own

I dont understand why E is the answer, i prefered C over E
pls explain

thanks !

Split 1
Each is singular so we need singular possessive so A ,B D are out

Split 2
to compare two things we use comparative so C is out

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04 Oct 2017, 20:28
jaiswalamrita wrote:
piyatiwari wrote:
comparing two poems----requires more not most
each of the poem----so singular its not plural their
hope it helps...

I agree that more should be used when comparing two entities.
but 'the' should only be used for superlative form.

the more seems wrong.

I would still go with C.

C.she couldn't decide which poem was the most beautiful,since each had its own

"The more" is correct expression

following well known expressions might convince you.

The more I see the less I know
The more the merrier
The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know

Hope that helps

Hi,

There are no comparisons made in the above sentences. I think we cannot add "the" before more when comparing items/entities.
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