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During the rule of Emperor Claudius, which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman Empire.

a)which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any

b)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no other

c)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any

d)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any

e)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other
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During the rule of Emperor Claudius, which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman Empire.

a)which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any

b)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no other

c)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any

d)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any

e)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other

A, B and D have parallelism error, any other in E is correct as the comparison is made in between a certain group of cities and any in option C is more generalized
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In A and B, the population of ancient Rome is illogically compared to any city and no other city.
The POPULATION cannot be compared to a CITY.
Eliminate A and B.

In C and D, ANY city in the Roman empire includes ROME itself.
Thus:
The population of ancient ROME exceeded that of ANY CITY in the Roman empire (in C) implies that the population of Rome exceeded the population of ROME itself.
Ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman empire (in D) implies that Rome exceeded ITSELF.
Both meanings are nonsensical.
To convey the intended meaning, the population of Rome must be compared to that of any OTHER city in the Roman Empire.
Eliminate C and D.

The correct answer is E.
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A. which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any

B. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no other

C. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any - should be any other.

D. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any - population missing

E. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other - correct.
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During the rule of Emperor Claudius, which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman Empire.

A. which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any - the population is compared with the city
B. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no otherthe same as in A

C. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any - any city includes Rome too. It must be "any other"

D. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any - The same as in C

E. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other - Correct
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During the rule of Emperor Claudius, which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman Empire.

A. which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any

B. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no other

C. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any

D. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any

E. known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other
correct as it is..
ans E.
question testing following points
1) which is wrongly used
2) any other is required to exclude rome ..
3) it has to be population that exceeded and not rome
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During the rule of Emperor Claudius, which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman Empire.

a)which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any
Emperor Claudius cannot be refered by Which.

b)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no other
Change of meaning

c)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any
E is more precise and relevant comparison

d)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any
E is clearer

e)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other
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The original sentence draws an illogical comparison between “the population of ancient Rome” and
“any city in the Roman Empire.” First of all, a population of one city can only be compared to the
population of another city. Also, the second term of the comparison must refer to "any other city,"
since Rome was obviously also a city in the Roman Empire.
The underlined portion of the sentence begins with a relative clause that describes "Emperor
Claudius," a person. The relative pronoun "which" is incorrect, since "which" only introduces phrases
that modify things.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice draws an illogical comparison between the “the population of ancient Rome” and “no
other city” and introduces the wordy passive construction “was exceeded.”

(C) This answer choice states that the “population of ancient Rome” was greater than “that of any
city,” rather than “that of any other city,” thus illogically implying that the population of Rome was
greater than even the population of Rome.

(D) This answer choice states that “ancient Rome” was greater than “any city in the Roman Empire,”
rather than “any other city in the Roman Empire,” thus illogically implying that the city exceeded
itself. Also, by failing to mention the population as the parameter of comparison, this answer choice
introduces ambiguity and fails to retain the intended meaning of the original sentence.

(E) CORRECT. This answer choice draws a logical comparison between “the population of ancient
Rome” and “that of any other city," uses active voice, drops the wordy and incorrect construction
“which was,” and retains the intended meaning of the original sentence.
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During the rule of Emperor Claudius, which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any city in the Roman Empire.

a)which was known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded any

b)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome was exceeded by no other

c)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any

d)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, ancient Rome exceeded any

e)known for his military expeditions against the German tribes of the Chauci and Catti, the population of ancient Rome exceeded that of any other


E is the correct answer

Which can't be used to refer to a person, A is eliminated
B uses unnecessary passive voice "was exceeded by"
D makes wrong comparison as it compares "ancient Rome" with "other cities" without mentioning what is being copared
C "any" should be followed by "other"
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