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# Constructed with the finest Italian marble, the floor of the

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Updated on: 17 Jul 2007, 17:52
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Constructed with the finest Italian marble, the floor of the church is its greatest attraction and is more attractive to tourists than are its ornate stained-glass windows.
(A) attraction and is more attractive to tourists than are its ornate stained-glass windows
(B) attraction, itself more attractive to tourists than are its ornate stained-glass windows
(C) attraction, itself more attractive to tourists as are its ornate stained-glass windows
(D) attraction, being more attractive to tourists than its ornate stained-glass windows are
(E) attraction as it more is attractive to tourists than are the church's stained-glass windows

Originally posted by vishalsuri on 16 Jul 2007, 21:08.
Last edited by vishalsuri on 17 Jul 2007, 17:52, edited 1 time in total.
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16 Jul 2007, 22:51
Quote:
Constructed with the finest Italian marble, the floor of the church is its greatest attraction and is more attractive to tourists that are its ornate stained-glass windows.

Quote:
(A) attraction and is more attractive to tourists than are its ornate stained-glass windows
(B) attraction, itself more attractive to tourists than are its ornate stained-glass windows
(C) attraction, itself more attractive to tourists as are its ornate stained-glass windows
(D) attraction, being more attractive to tourists than its ornate stained-glass windows are
(E) attraction as it more is attractive to tourists than are the church's stained-glass windows

The answer choice A is different from the one mentioned in the sentence?!

I will go with the original sentence. "being" in D is awkward. So is "itself"
in sentence B and C. Also in C,E the construction is awkward in that it includes the word "as" rather than "than". The word "and" in the original sentence serves as an extension of the original clause.

Open to discussion!

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Re: SC - the floor of the church  [#permalink]

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17 Jul 2007, 06:12
There may be small typo on the sentence.
B is not parallel, Use of 'than' is required in C. 'being' does not make sence in D.
Only A.
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17 Jul 2007, 07:40
Got confused with the referent of it.............but looking at the sentence again .........(A) is the best.
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17 Jul 2007, 17:57
Sorry for the typo. I've corrected that now.

OA is B .

Tbe explanation says that the final segment of the sentence should be a subordinate phrase that modifies the floor.[/i]
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17 Jul 2007, 18:26
On second thoughts...
B is correct.
By the use of 'and',A suggests that the floor has ornate windows while it is the church which has those.
Now,'itself' in B refers to the floor of the church...put this in B.
Constructed with the finest Italian marble, the floor of the church is its greatest attraction, 'floor of the church'(awkward thats why 'itself' is more app) more attractive to tourists than are its ornate stained-glass windows.

Now,its greatest attraction and its ornate windows become parallel and both refer to the church.

I know its tough...Hope I make sense.
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13 Nov 2017, 04:19
Can you please explain this question. I didnot understand at all..
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30 Dec 2017, 23:41
sumanainampudi I don't think this one is worth studying. None of the choices are very good! I can see the logic behind B, but the word "itself" would only make sense if the floor had been outdone by something else in turn. For instance, we might say "All the contestants lost to Lucy, who was herself outdone by a computer a year later."
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04 Jan 2018, 22:15
I picked A but B is the answer. In A, the floor is compared while in B, the church "itself" is compared. Obviously, since the floor is already the greatest attraction, the comparison in A is meaningless.
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