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# Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it fi

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Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original
(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's
(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original
(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original
(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's

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24 May 2017, 03:15
hazelnut wrote:
Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original
(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's
(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original
(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original
(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's

A,B,D is out ..."it" has no referent...
Between C and E
E is wrong - those of the original's---redundant
C is best among all ..
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24 May 2017, 17:29
Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original (It has no clear referent)
(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's (Same as A)
(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original (Correct)
(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original (Same as A)
(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's (Wrong comparison)

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24 May 2017, 17:32
C for me. pronoun it has no clear antecedent, it is illogical to fit reception there. between c and e. C is best.

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24 May 2017, 20:19
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I think the above comments are all correct. I just wanna add some more errors regarding wrong choices as belows:

Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original
=> Wrong, for the following reasons:
1/ Ambiguous - what is antecedent of pronoun "it"?
2/ We need a complete form of comparison (as good as), rather than only "as good".
3/ Between 2 choices [most people seeing it] and [most people who see it], the latter is still preferred.
4/ we see an illogical comparison ("acting and cinematography" vs "the original"). In stead, comparison should be made between [acting and cinematography] and [acting and cinematography of the original].
(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's
=> Wrong, for reasons 1,2 and 3 as listed above.
(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original
=> CORRECT
(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original
=> Wrong, for reasons 1 and 2 as listed above.
(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's
=> 's is redundant, because we already have "those" that implies "the acting and cinematography".
Besides, "most people seeing the film" is less preferred to "most people who see the film".

If you guys have any comment, I'm glad to know.
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25 May 2017, 02:08
Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original - No antecedent for pronoun it ; idiom issue as good as ; Illogical comparison
(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's - No antecedent for pronoun it ; idiom issue as good as
(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original - Correct
(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original - No antecedent for pronoun it ; idiom issue as good as
(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's - The usage of possessive original's is incorrect as we already have those of .

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23 Dec 2019, 22:02
hazelnut wrote:
Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original
(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's
(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original
(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original
(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's

The original sentence contains several errors. First, the pronoun "it" is used to refer to the film, but the film has not been mentioned in the sentence. Instead "the sequel's poor critical reception" has been mentioned. This is not the same as the film, so the pronoun "it" has no grammatical antecedent and must be changed. Second, the phrase "at least as good or even better than" is incomplete: there should be another "as" after "good". Third, the cinematography and acting are being compared to the "original". What is meant here is that the cinematography and acting in the sequel are as good as the cinematography and acting in the original. This must be changed.
(C) CORRECT. This choice replaces "it" with "film", adds the missing "as", and makes clear that the acting and cinematography in the sequel are compared to the acting and cinematography in the original.
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Despite the sequel's poor critical reception, most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original.

(A) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original
The pronoun it is trying to use sequel as an antecedent. A pronoun cannot 'reach inside' of a possessive to the noun i.e. it cannot refer to the noun sequel contained in the possessive sequel's

Comparison between the acting and cinematography of (what should be) the sequel and the original (not the acting and cinematography of the latter)

acting and cinematography is parallel. I believe this is because both are action nouns.

(B) most people seeing it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than the original's
As above for it

(C) most people who see the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those in the original
Pronoun it replaced with the noun the film.
Demonstrative pronoun those, the plural of that, is correctly used to refer to the plural acting and cinematography.

(D) most people who see it find the acting and cinematography at least as good or even better than those in the original
As with A

(E) most people seeing the film find the acting and cinematography at least as good as or even better than those of the original's
Including both those of and the possessive original's creates a redundant 'double possession'.
Use Y of X, X's Y, but not Y of X's
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25 Jan 2020, 22:07
Thanks Lucy Phuong!

Although other posts talked about `It`, they overlooked the comparison lesson. (`you need to complete the comparison...as ...as or more/less....than)
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