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Comparing tensile strength, spider's silk is much better at

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Re: Comparing tensile strength, spider's silk is much better at  [#permalink]

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In C.. Is spider's silk better at HOLDING its own weight than HOLDING the alloy steel.

There is a comparison mistake here, creating an ambiguity. Hence answer is E.

however, in E considerably lighter should modify Spider's silk that is kept too far from its subject. So i am a bit perplexed. However, Its the best option out of others. As STYLE comes last in GMAT. :)


I was caught up with the same doubt - considerably lighter is very far from the noun it is modifying. However, on thinking of a similar construction, I am in a more satisfying position with this far-away modifier.
E.g. Britney's scores are much better in finals than in mocks, considerably higher than what she had expected.

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Thanks for the question.


Here, considerably higher than what she had expected. modifies score in mocks not in final. In the question provided. We can atleast justify the modifier will modify the silk because of the wording "organic material".
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Nightmare007 wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
Nightmare007 wrote:

In C.. Is spider's silk better at HOLDING its own weight than HOLDING the alloy steel.

There is a comparison mistake here, creating an ambiguity. Hence answer is E.

however, in E considerably lighter should modify Spider's silk that is kept too far from its subject. So i am a bit perplexed. However, Its the best option out of others. As STYLE comes last in GMAT. :)


I was caught up with the same doubt - considerably lighter is very far from the noun it is modifying. However, on thinking of a similar construction, I am in a more satisfying position with this far-away modifier.
E.g. Britney's scores are much better in finals than in mocks, considerably higher than what she had expected.

There is always something to learn from Mike!
Thanks for the question.



Here, considerably higher than what she had expected. modifies score in mocks not in final. In the question provided. We can atleast justify the modifier will modify the silk because of the wording "organic material".


Would you please explain how is the modifier modifying scores in mocks, not scores in finals, as the main subject is scores in finals ?
(Although it's not a part of main Qs, I would like to know for my understanding )
I believe the modifier is modifying scores in finals just as the modifier is modifying silk (not high grade alloy) in the main Qs. Yes, organic is a useful clue that reinforces the meaning.
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