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# After viewing both movies, John agreed that the first one

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05 Dec 2012, 04:25
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After viewing both movies, John agreed that the first one was the best of the two.
(A) John agreed that the first one was the best of the two
(B) John agreed that the first was the best of the two
(C) John agreed that the first one was the better of the two
(D) John agreed that of the two the better one was the first
(E) John agreed that the best of the two was the first

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05 Dec 2012, 04:55
After viewing both movies, John agreed that the first one was the best of the two.
(A) John agreed that the first one was the best of the two
(B) John agreed that the first was the best of the two
(C) John agreed that the first one was the better of the two
(D) John agreed that of the two the better one was the first
(E) John agreed that the best of the two was the first

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Use comparitive i.e. better.
In d, that introduces a clause with a preposition. So I feel its incorrect.
+1C
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05 Dec 2012, 05:11
This one has me puzzled

It's clearly only between C&D (as Marcab says - it's a comparative)

but I don't really like the OA (D) at all, it 'just sounds wrong', that said I'm not overly comfortable with C either.

Could we have the OE?
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05 Dec 2012, 06:49
Could you please mention the source and also provide the OE on this.
The answer should be C instead of D.
I am totally confused here.
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05 Dec 2012, 12:58
Marcab wrote:
After viewing both movies, John agreed that the first one was the best of the two.
(A) John agreed that the first one was the best of the two
(B) John agreed that the first was the best of the two
(C) John agreed that the first one was the better of the two
(D) John agreed that of the two the better one was the first
(E) John agreed that the best of the two was the first

Source: Barrons

Use comparitive i.e. better.
In d, that introduces a clause with a preposition. So I feel its incorrect.
+1C

I agree with Macrab,,,because D option is bit confusing,,,Message is clearly conveyed in C option,,plz correct me if I'm wrong
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18 Dec 2012, 03:53
OA seems to be dubious, Experts plz pour in !!!!!
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17 Jul 2014, 11:45
After viewing both movies, John agreed that the first one was the best of the two.
(A) John agreed that the first one was the best of the two
(B) John agreed that the first was the best of the two
(C) John agreed that the first one was the better of the two
(D) John agreed that of the two the better one was the first
(E) John agreed that the best of the two was the first

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Experts please help.The OA mentioned is D, but the correct answer seems to be C.
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18 Feb 2016, 13:00
faamir wrote:
After viewing both movies, John agreed that the first one was the best of the two.
(A) John agreed that the first one was the best of the two
(B) John agreed that the first was the best of the two
(C) John agreed that the first one was the better of the two
(D) John agreed that of the two the better one was the first
(E) John agreed that the best of the two was the first

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This is from Barrons and the OA is C indeed.
When comparing two items> better
When comparing more than two items> best

D is awkward.
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08 Mar 2016, 19:49
the better? why do we need the article?
I doubt that this is a good practice question...
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27 Dec 2018, 22:51
I guess C is incorrect as it should be of the form "X is better than Y".
As "than" is missing in that comparative statement, it can't be correct.
Whereas in option D, the statement was rephrased to eliminate that error.

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