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Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
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(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening

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Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

In this sentence, we need a superlative form to describe the criticality of the problems faced by California government in contrary to six other state governments. So the only choice among options which takes superlative form is option B (Worst). So it should be the correct choice.

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Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
(B) worst
(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening


we are comparing the condition of 1 state government with other 5 governments .

so it will be worst (superlative)

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Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
(B) worst
(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening

In superlative degree,Article the is used,but the is missing before worst.is this still correct?

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Bunuel wrote:
Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
(B) worst
(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening


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B. This example has only one underlined word, which is nice because you know just what to focus on. If you simply go by what sounds right, you may think this example is fine the way it is. You probably hear English speakers use worse like this in everyday conversations. But the GMAT doesn’t test common spoken English; it tests standard written English.

You use worse to compare two entities and worst to compare three or more.

The sentence talks about a situation among several state governments. Worse would be appropriate for a comparison between two states. But this sentence compares budget problems in six states, so instead use the superlative form worst to single out poor California. That’s the answer you find in Choice (B).

You can double-check your answer by reading through the other choices. You’ve found an error, so Choice (A) can’t be right. Choices (C) and (D) aren’t superlatives, and Choice (E) uses the progressive form were worsening, which changes the meaning of the sentence.
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Bunuel wrote:
Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
(B) worst
(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening



Small typo in the last sentence." it " has been written by mistake instead of "the". Since it is a sentence correction question typo may seem like the portion that is being tested.

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Bunuel wrote:
Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
(B) worst
(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening


I feel "it" should be replaced with "its". i.e. Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of its revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

There is no problem with the correct answer though; the correct answer is (B)
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Bunuel wrote:
Although all six state governments faced budget problems after the economic downturn of 2007, the problems were worse in California because much of it revenue came from a large number of high-tech industries.

(A) worse
(B) worst
(C) more
(D) great
(E) worsening



Shouldn’t it be “the worst” rather than “worst”

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