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Here is one of the practice questions in MGMAT SC Guide (Chap 6).

If the sentence is fine, write correct. If not, correct the errors in the sentence. For an ambiguous sentence, express each possible meaning of the sentence with a correct sentence of your own:

Hugo is widely acknowledged to be our best employee, because he works harder and more creatively than anyone else in the company.

The SC Guide states that this sentence is structured correctly.

I feel the correct version should be "Hugo is widely acknowledged to be our best employee, because he works harder and is more creative than anyone else in the company"

Reason : creativity is a more of a personality trait and hence it is not correct to say "Hugo works more creatively". "Hugo is more creative" feels right to me. Thoughts ?

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Here is one of the practice questions in MGMAT SC Guide (Chap 6).

If the sentence is fine, write correct. If not, correct the errors in the sentence. For an ambiguous sentence, express each possible meaning of the sentence with a correct sentence of your own:

Hugo is widely acknowledged to be our best employee, because he works harder and more creatively than anyone else in the company.

The SC Guide states that this sentence is structured correctly.

I feel the correct version should be "Hugo is widely acknowledged to be our best employee, because he works harder and is more creative than anyone else in the company"

Reason : creativity is a more of a personality trait and hence it is not correct to say "Hugo works more creatively". "Hugo is more creative" feels right to me. Thoughts ?

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I think both are grammatically correct. "Huge works more creatively" describes how Hugo works while "Huge is more creative" describes his personality. There is a slight difference in meaning since a person can work creatively but may not be creative as a whole. On the actual GMAT, there would be at least 1 more difference between the two choices that would include a grammatical mistake.

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"Hugo is widely acknowledged to be our best employee, because he works harder and more creatively than anyone else in the company"

The MGMAT SC Guide states that this sentence is structured correctly.

I feel the correct version should be "Hugo is widely acknowledged to be our best employee, because he works harder and is more creative than anyone else in the company"

Reason : creativity is a more of a personality trait and hence it is not correct to say "Hugo works more creatively". "Hugo is more creative" feels right to me.

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It's fine to say that someone works 'creatively' (you could also say that a child 'plays creatively', or that a performance was 'directed creatively', etc.)
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