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Fledgling theater companies have been known to perform

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Fledgling theater companies have been known to perform in storefronts, bars, and even backyards, and some people feel that theater is sometimes better served by "found spaces" of this kind instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels no connection with the performers.

A) "found spaces" of this kind instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
B) "found spaces" like these rather than elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
C) these "found spaces" instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feel
D) such "found spaces" rather than by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
E) such "found spaces" than by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels

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Fledgling theater companies have been known to perform in storefronts, bars, and even backyards, and some people feel that theater is sometimes better served by "found spaces" of this kind instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels no connection with the performers.

A) "found spaces" of this kind instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
B) "found spaces" like these rather than elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
C) these "found spaces" instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feel
D) such "found spaces" rather than by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
E) such "found spaces" than by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels


Correct IDIOM
Better by X than by Y
SUCH
The examples in no underlined portion are type of found spaces, so SUCH "found spaces is correct
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Audience is a collective noun and therefore will take singular verb - feels

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Fledgling theater companies have been known to perform in storefronts, bars, and even backyards, and some people feel that theater is sometimes better served by "found spaces" of this kind instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels no connection with the performers.

A) "found spaces" of this kind instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
B) "found spaces" like these rather than elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
C) these "found spaces" instead of by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feel
D) such "found spaces" rather than by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels
E) such "found spaces" than by elaborately designed theaters in which the audience feels




audience feels rather than audience feel ... so C is out

such "found spaces" better than "found spaces".. as such goes back and refers specifically to "storefronts, bars, and even backyards,".. hence, A & B out

between option D & E.. E is easy winner..
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Can someone please explain why "than" in E is better than "rather than" in D?
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The non underlined portion of the question already has "better" so comparison is already implied. Rather is also used for choose between option. Correct usage of Rather will be x rather than Y. Her the correct usage in this example is better served by X than Y.
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