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Although neither sweater is really the right size, the smallest one fits best.

A) the smallest one fits best.

B) the smallest one fits better.

C) the smallest one is better fitting.

D) the smaller of the two fits best.

E) the smaller one fits better.

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Although neither sweater is really the right size, the smallest one fits best.

A) the smallest one fits best.

WRONG: in comparison between two objects, comparative form((ie 'better' in this case)) is used and not the superlative form((ie 'best' in this case)) which is used in comparison between 3 or more objects.


B) the smallest one fits better.

WRONG: Smallest is wrong for the same reason as in option A. Thus Smaller must be used.


C) the smallest one is better fitting.

WRONG: Same as option B.


D) the smaller of the two fits best.

WRONG: Same as option A.


E) the smaller one fits better.

CORRECT: Correctly used comparative forms, smaller and better. PERFECT CHOICE.


Answer is E

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Although neither sweater is really the right size, the smallest one fits best.

A) the smallest one fits best.

B) the smallest one fits better.

C) the smallest one is better fitting.

D) the smaller of the two fits best.

E) the smaller one fits better.

Source: GMAT Sentence Correction by Brandon Royal


Neither - would be between two quantities.

smallest/best(superlative) is used when you are comparing more than 2 things, we remove A, B,C and D with this.

So only E is the correct option using the comparative.
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