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Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiian

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Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiians refer to the ubiquitous product as “the Hawaiian steak.”

(A) Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiians refer
(B) Because they consume more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiians refer
(C) Hawaiians consume more Spam per capita than do residents of any U.S. state; they refer
(D) In Hawaii, which consumes more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, they refer
(E) Hawaiians, who consume more Spam per capita than do the residents of any other U.S. state, refer

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Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiians refer to the ubiquitous product as “the Hawaiian steak.”

Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiians refer
Because they consume more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, Hawaiians refer
Hawaiians consume more Spam per capita than do residents of any U.S. state; they refer
In Hawaii, which consumes more Spam per capita than any U.S. state, they refer
Hawaiians, who consume more Spam per capita than do the residents of any other U.S. state, refer


N.B Some one please help me with the detailed explanation.


some theory:
when to use any vs anyother.
Shanghai is larger thananycity in India.
MUMBAI is the larger than any other city India.

see above example : since MUMBAI is in India...so if you use only ANY ...MUMBAI is the larger than any city India.==>IN THIS ANY CITY ALSO INCLUDES MUMBAI..so here correct USAGE is ANY OTHER..hence this usage of ANY is wrong.

Now: Shanghai is larger than any city in India.==>since SHANGHAI doesnt belong to ANY CITY of INDIA..hence use of ANY is correct here.

NOW in your question HAWAII is located in US and is compared to US cities...so correct usage is ANY OTHER.

basing this only you can easily eliminate options A/B/C/D.

I think this will be the easiest way to come to the answer.

hence E
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Solution: E

This problem involves Comparison and Illogical Meaning errors, in that “Hawaiians” don’t consume more Spam than any other state, but rather the people of those states. Furthermore, as Hawaii is itself a state, Hawaiians can’t eat more Spam than the residents of “any state”, but rather “any OTHER state”. Once you’ve eliminated these errors, you’re left with answer choice E, the correct answer.
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I think the trick to get this question right is to identify the entities that are getting compared.

US-States vs Hawaiians which does not make sense, since we cant compare US States vs People staying in Hawaii. Hence E makes sense logically.
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I think the trick to get this question right is to identify the entities that are getting compared.

US-States vs Hawaiians which does not make sense, since we cant compare US States vs People staying in Hawaii. Hence E makes sense logically.


according to this ...how r you going to eliminate option C?
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As you pointed out, usage of any other vs any is relevant here.

Also in C, in IMO, the original sentence structure is lost and hence is not a clear favorite compared to E.
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As you pointed out, usage of any other vs any is relevant here.

Also in C, in IMO, the original sentence structure is lost and hence is not a clear favorite compared to E.


This comment is right on track. There are a few comparison issues in this problem and the "any" vs. "any other" is a Comparison error that eliminates C (though I will admit it is more difficult to spot than the comparison error with people compared with states).

Also, the emphasis of the sentence changes in answer choice C (I would consider this a meaning issue). In the original, the core of the sentence is "Hawaiians refer to [spam] as the Hawaiian steak", so in the original sentence, the most important element is how spam is refereed to as steak. The leading modifier "Consuming more Spam per capita than any U.S. state" is designed to provide additional information about Hawaiian spam eating, but it's not part of the core of the sentence. In answer choice C, the emphasis has been changed so that Hawaiian spam consumption (originally a modifier) and calling spam Hawaiian steak (original core) have equal importance and are presented as two cores separated by a semicolon (semicolons are used to connect to ideas that are both important and closely related).

Answer choice E, on the other hand, stays true to the original by making the core "Hawaiians (modifying element) refer to [spam] as the Hawaiian steak". Choice E maintains the meaning of the original while fixing the comparison error.

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