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Comparison between 2 similar entities

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New post 08 Jul 2017, 05:32
WRT the question, please advise whether it is correct to use comparitive words without using than, the OA is E:

Of the twin supernovas, the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one that has irrevocably altered astronomers’ ideas about the origins of the universe.

(A) the most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(B) the one most recently discovered is the largest, but it is the small one
(C) the most recently discovered is larger, but it is the smaller
(D) the more recently discovered one is the large one but the small one
(E) the more recently discovered is the larger, but it is the smaller one
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Since the statement starts with 'Out of the twin..', the most recently discovered...'. Usage of 'larger' is CORRECT in option E.
We do not need a 'than' here because it is very clear from the meaning that we mean that the most recently discovered is larger than the other one.

If the meaning is clear and 'larger' is unambiguously comparing two things, the sentence should be correct.
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