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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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agitado 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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Use comparitive i.e. better.
In d, that introduces a clause with a preposition. So I feel its incorrect.
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New post 05 Dec 2012, 04:11
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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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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Marcab wrote:
agitado 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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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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OA seems to be dubious, Experts plz pour in !!!!!
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agitado 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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Experts please help.The OA mentioned is D, but the correct answer seems to be C.
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faamir wrote:
agitado 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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New post 08 Mar 2016, 18:49
the better? why do we need the article?
I doubt that this is a good practice question...
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New post 27 Dec 2018, 21:51
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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