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# Chicago, where industrial growth in the nineteenth century

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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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22 Oct 2007, 16:04
The sentence has a comparison error. It incorrectly compares Chicago's industrial growth with 'any other American city'. B corrects the comparision

A. Comparision error
B. CORRECT - Industrial growth more rapid than 'that' of any other American city.
D. Whose is usually a pronoun reserved for people.
E. Same as D.

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22 Oct 2007, 18:02
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
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

E
A is incorrect comparison
B, C use "had", no good
D is incorrect comparison.

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22 Oct 2007, 19:26
I got B.

bkk145 isn't using "whose" is wrong here because Chicago is not a human? Even through I do think simple past tense is properly right here.

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22 Oct 2007, 19:31
BKK is actually correct unless the OA is wrong.

Why is whose allowed here? How can whose even refer to Chicago?

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23 Oct 2007, 00:45
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
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

E.

Modifier and grammar errors in A C D.

E conveys the meaning more accurately than B. 'had' in B is not required.

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23 Oct 2007, 00:50
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
BKK is actually correct unless the OA is wrong.

Why is whose allowed here? How can whose even refer to Chicago?

Following the same logic, 'Chicago' is a place and in the GMAT only 'where' can refer to a place. This makes only A correct. But we all know that A is incorrect.

B/w B & E, I eliminated B because it uses 'had' which is not required in this case.

How can 'whose' refer to 'Chicago'? 'Whose' is conveying possession.

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24 Oct 2007, 17:16
Actually guys i must agree with E just because which refers to a person most likely, and not to a city or a thing. Whose is correct because the whole sentence refers to Chiago's industrial growth, and not to Chicago itself.

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24 Oct 2007, 17:37
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
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

Will go for 'D'

Whose is valid - whose ..growth
For where ..growth..than ..in - would be correct
which - Ungrammatical

Why not 'E' - apply ellipsis

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