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Arctic trees are scrubbiest than trees in milder climates. scrubbiest

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Arctic trees are scrubbiest than trees in milder climates.

A. scrubbiest than trees
B. scrubbier then trees
C. scrubbiest than are trees
D. scrubbier than are trees
E. scrubbier than trees

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Arctic trees are scrubbiest than trees in milder climates.

A. scrubbiest than trees Incorrect as comparator is needed
B. scrubbier then trees than is needed
C. scrubbiest than are trees comparative form scrubbier is needed
D. scrubbier than are trees
E.scrubbier than trees scrubs are compared with trees incorrect
scrubs of one type of trees are to be compared with scrubs of other types pf trees.
Correct usage should be
D. scrubbier than are trees
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I will go with E for conciseness.
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New post 05 Aug 2019, 20:59
We need the verb 'are', so D wins against E.

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EpilepticLearner wrote:
I will go with E for conciseness.

you confused me
Both sentences are ok.
A is better than B
A's good are better than B's good
A is more shabby than B is

Not sure of the answer now
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globaldesi wrote:
EpilepticLearner wrote:
I will go with E for conciseness.

you confused me
Both sentences are ok.
A is better than B
A's good are better than B's good
A is more shabby than B is

Not sure of the answer now


The OA says E... even i marked D... dont we need the verb 'are'??
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Official Explanation

When comparing two things, the comparative “-er” is used rather than the superlative “-est,” which is only used when comparing more than two things. The adverb “than” is used with the comparative, not the conjunction “then” (B), which indicates time sequence (e.g. “and then…”), cause and effect (e.g. “If…,then…”). Adding “are” (D) is unnecessary.

Answer: E


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globaldesi wrote:
EpilepticLearner wrote:
I will go with E for conciseness.

you confused me
Both sentences are ok.
A is better than B
A's good are better than B's good
A is more shabby than B is

Not sure of the answer now


The OA says E... even i marked D... dont we need the verb 'are'??

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I dont get the meaning of this sentence. Could you please explain?
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Arctic trees are scrubbiest than trees in milder climates. scrubbiest

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