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Despite the fact that the United States is a superpower, American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than do their Canadian counterparts.

A) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than do

B) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared with

C) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared to

D) the American high school student performs more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than does

E) the American high school student performs more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared with

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(more ... than) couple is only present in A and D, so B,C and E are eliminated.
does in D is an incorrect subject verb agreement with "Canadian counterparts", while A used 'do' which is correct.

A) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than do
B) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared with
C) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared to
D) the American high school student performs more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than does
E) the American high school student performs more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared with

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Despite the fact that the United States is a superpower, American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than do their Canadian counterparts.

A) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than do

B) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared with

C) American high school students perform more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared to

D) the American high school student performs more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs than does

E) the American high school student performs more poorly on tests of world geography and international affairs as compared with

Source: GMAT Sentence Correction by Brandon Royal


So in this sentence we are not comparing the performance of American high school students to their counterparts, we are saying one is perfoming better than the other.

Because of this reason we will eliminate B, C and E.

After the underline portion, “ their” is a plural refrent.

We will eliminate D as it is comparing a singular student with many.

Answer A

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New post 20 Jan 2019, 13:10
A is the correct answer

More should be followed by than when more is used for comparision.(More....than)

As should be followed by as when as is used for comparision.(As...As)

This helps us to eliminate B,C and E leaving only A and D

In D singular verb does is used to modify a plural subject Canadian counterparts.So D is eliminated.

Left with only A

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A is posited as the correct answer..........however i think it is wrongly constructed. it should be perform more poorly than their canadian counterparts and not "than do" which stands to be perform American students perform more poorly than perform their Canadian counterparts..........
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A is posited as the correct answer..........however i think it is wrongly constructed. it should be perform more poorly than their canadian counterparts and not "than do" which stands to be perform American students perform more poorly than perform their Canadian counterparts..........
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