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As Hurricane Hugo approached the Atlantic coast, it increased dramatic

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition, 2005

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Question No.: SC 13
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As Hurricane Hugo approached the Atlantic coast, it increased dramatically in strength, becoming the tenth most intense hurricane to hit the United States mainland in the twentieth century and most intense since Camille in 1969.

(A) most intense since Camille in 1969

(B) most intense after Camille in 1969

(C) the most intense since Camille in 1969

(D) the most intense after 1969, which had Camille

(E) since 1969 and Camille, the most intense

https://www.nytimes.com/1989/09/23/us/carolinas-reeling-from-devastation-left-by-hurricane.html

By 6 A.M. the hurricane had weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm. And by 6 P.M. meteorologists declared it to be over, no longer a tropical weather system, although it continued to dump rain on a band of states from the Carolinas to western New York. But before the hurricane approached the South Carolina coast Thursday night, it gathered a last-minute surge in strength, becomming the 10th most intense hurricane to hit the United States in this century and the most intense since Camille in 1969.

Originally posted by pzazz12 on 22 Oct 2010, 05:58.
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any diff between since & after?

the most intense since Camille in 1969
the most intense after Camille in 196.


In this case I do not see any problem in interchangability. However if there were a verb, then there would be a difference in tense. "Since" is used to depict an event that started at a point of time in past and is continuing till now- hence present perfect is required, not simple past / simple present. "After" shows a sequence and hence can take simple past / simple present.

Hugo has been the most intense hurricane since Camillein 1969 ...... right.
Hugo was / is the most intense hurricane since Camillein 1969... wrong.
Hugo was / is the most intense hurricane after Camillein 1969... right.
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New post 22 Oct 2010, 06:27
the most intense is the superlative degree of expression; between C,D,E which use the most intense eliminate D for saying 1969 had Camille and E for segregating 1969 and Camille as though there is no connection between them. C is the choice
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As Hurricane Hugo approached the Atlantic coast, it increased dramatically in strength, becoming the tenth most intense hurricane to hit the United States mainland in the twentieth century and most intense since Camille in 1969.

A . most intense since Camille in 1969
B .most intense after Camille in 1969
C .the most intense since Camille in 1969
D .the most intense after 1969, which had Camille
E .since 1969 and Camille, the most intense


Quite tough, But the most intense is superlative form of adjective, so "the" is a must. D changes the meaning completely. Original sentence states that H. Hugo has been the most intense one after the year of 1969, when Camile occured, but D changes it saying that Hugo is the second most intense hurricane ever (sounds like) after Camile, but we already know that it is not true from the previous part of the sentence.
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C for me.

Fulfills parallelism and better formed than D.
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C

You need the most, so A and B are out.

D is awkward and wordy, and E distorts the meaning.
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New post 24 Oct 2010, 00:17
My answer is C.
Fulfills parallelism (...the tenth most intense...and the most intense...), concise and proper use of since. :)
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any diff between since & after?

the most intense since Camille in 1969
the most intense after Camille in 196.
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a. We must have ‘the’ before the word ‘most’
b. We must have ‘the’ before the word ‘most’
c. Correct
d. Using ‘which’ for 1969 is not correct; we can use ‘when’ for time
e. Becoming the tenth most <SHOULD BE PARALLEL WITH> the most intense....
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New post 03 Jul 2018, 22:25
I think 'the' is required here, and D is wordy.
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New post 07 Aug 2019, 13:30
GMATNinja egmat can you please pour some light on this question.
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