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Chicago, where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city, was plagued by labor troubles like the Pullman Strikes of 1894.

(A) where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
(B) which had industrial growth in the nineteenth century more rapid than that of other American cities
(C) which had growth industrially more rapid than any other American city in the nineteenth century
(D) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
(E) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than that of any other American city
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16 Sep 2005, 07:31
I think we should use whose instead of which coz whose+ noun.
D and E are left. I vote for E coz it uses that of to refer to industrial growth.

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Chicago, where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city, was plagued by labor troubles like the Pullman Strikes of 1894.

(A) where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
(B) which had industrial growth in the nineteenth century more rapid than that of other American cities
(C) which had growth industrially more rapid than any other American city in the nineteenth century
(D) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
(E) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than that of any other American city
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16 Sep 2005, 07:39
E is my pick too..

A) where industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
- wrong comparison
(B) which had industrial growth in the nineteenth century more rapid than that of other American cities
- usage of had Industrial growth does not convey the meaning properly..
(C) which had growth industrially more rapid than any other American city in the nineteenth century
- comparing the growth with ONLY 19th centurt cities..
(D) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than any other American city
- same as A... Need THAT of to make the comparison clear.
(E) whose industrial growth in the nineteenth century was more rapid than that of any other American city
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16 Sep 2005, 08:54
I picked A because I thought "whose" is used when referring to people only. Chicago is a place, therefore I immediatley eliminated D and E
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16 Sep 2005, 09:03
I choose A because "where" should be used to describe a place.
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16 Sep 2005, 09:04
I like E. "Whose" isn't confined to just people, that I know, but not sure of all accepted usages.
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16 Sep 2005, 11:54
E is the only logical comparison that makes sense.
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16 Sep 2005, 12:03
chet719 wrote:
I picked A because I thought "whose" is used when referring to people only. Chicago is a place, therefore I immediatley eliminated D and E

A could be right if the comparison were proper. in A you are comapring the the industrial growth with other cities. You need to compare the industrial growth in chicago with the industrial growth in any other city.
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16 Sep 2005, 12:08
Yes, the OA is E.

I thought the OA was wrong because i thought that whose was only used
for people so for me it was only the choice A but as ritesh points out, the comparison is faulty. Nice explaining Ritesh and thanks all for your input!
16 Sep 2005, 12:08
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