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# Comparison question (Not GMAT Questions)

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15 Apr 2007, 21:02
I stuck with one GMAT questions from OG10. If someone can verify the grammar rule below for me, I will understand that GMAT question clearly.

Sentence #1: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than the red one does.
Sentence #1 is clearly correct. However, what if I change the position of the verb "does" at the end?

Sentence #2: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than does the red one.
Can I switch the helping verb to the front of the subject?
Either answer is yes or no, could you explain the structure rule for me? I tried to find the rule on Google but had no luck.
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20 Apr 2007, 23:41
devilmirror wrote:
I stuck with one GMAT questions from OG10. If someone can verify the grammar rule below for me, I will understand that GMAT question clearly.

Sentence #1: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than the red one does.
Sentence #1 is clearly correct. However, what if I change the position of the verb "does" at the end?

Here red one does (looks more flattering)
Sentence #2: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than does the red one.

Here what is "does" ing red one???
Can I switch the helping verb to the front of the subject?
Either answer is yes or no, could you explain the structure rule for me? I tried to find the rule on Google but had no luck.
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21 Apr 2007, 10:15
devilmirror wrote:
I stuck with one GMAT questions from OG10. If someone can verify the grammar rule below for me, I will understand that GMAT question clearly.

Sentence #1: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than the red one does.
Sentence #1 is clearly correct. However, what if I change the position of the verb "does" at the end?

Sentence #2: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than does the red one.
Can I switch the helping verb to the front of the subject?
Either answer is yes or no, could you explain the structure rule for me? I tried to find the rule on Google but had no luck.

I cant tell u the rule why 2nd is wrong but the first one fits well with the parallelism.

X looks more Y than Z does.
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21 Apr 2007, 14:17
vineetgupta wrote:
devilmirror wrote:
I stuck with one GMAT questions from OG10. If someone can verify the grammar rule below for me, I will understand that GMAT question clearly.

Sentence #1: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than the red one does.
Sentence #1 is clearly correct. However, what if I change the position of the verb "does" at the end?

Sentence #2: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than does the red one.
Can I switch the helping verb to the front of the subject?
Either answer is yes or no, could you explain the structure rule for me? I tried to find the rule on Google but had no luck.

I cant tell u the rule why 2nd is wrong but the first one fits well with the parallelism.

X looks more Y than Z does.

The first choice looks better due to parallelism; however I don't find either choice grammatically erroneous.
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22 Apr 2007, 07:28
dwivedys wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
devilmirror wrote:
I stuck with one GMAT questions from OG10. If someone can verify the grammar rule below for me, I will understand that GMAT question clearly.

Sentence #1: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than the red one does.
Sentence #1 is clearly correct. However, what if I change the position of the verb "does" at the end?

Sentence #2: The blue dress looks more flattering on you than does the red one.
Can I switch the helping verb to the front of the subject?
Either answer is yes or no, could you explain the structure rule for me? I tried to find the rule on Google but had no luck.

I cant tell u the rule why 2nd is wrong but the first one fits well with the parallelism.

X looks more Y than Z does.

The first choice looks better due to parallelism; however I don't find either choice grammatically erroneous.

On second thought...both seem to be correct in this sentence as there is only one verb to parallel with.
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