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He was less successful after he had signed with the washington bullets

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He was less successful after he had signed with the Washington Bullets compared to the New York Knicks, small forward Bernard King nevertheless earned a steadfast group of admirers who consider him one of the greatest scorers in basketball history.

A) He was less successful after he had signed with the Washington Bullets compared to
B)Being less successful after he had signed with the Washington Bullets as compared to
C) Less successful after he signed with the Washington Bullets than he had been with
D) Although he was less successful after signing with the Washington Bullets compared to
E) He had been less successful after signing with the Washington Bullets than with

this sentence talks about comparison
In choices A ,B D the compared entity is not correct
These sentence gives the feel of comparing the Bernard King with New York Knicks ,which is not correct
as per the meaning of the sentence washington bullets should be compared to New York Knicks
less than is correct comparative degree in this case
Hence C is the best answer

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New post 04 Apr 2017, 03:57
there is another issue with option D.

Although and nevertheless .

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avabelieve wrote:
He was less successful after he had signed with the washington bullets compared to the New York knicks small forward Bernard King nevertheless earned a steadfast group of admirers who consider him one of the greatest scorers in basketball history

(A) He was less successful after he had signed with the washington bullets compared to
(B) Being less successful after he had signed with the washington bullets as compared to
(C) Less successful after he signed with the washington bullets than he had been with
(D) Although he was less successful after signing with the washington bullets compared to
(E) He had been less successful after signing with the washington bullets than with

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If I change D to "Although he was less successful after signing with the Washington Bullets than with", would it be correct?



Except the Veritas one is exponentially harder than the official GMAT one. The official GMAT has in their D when compared to her native Germany. That is a very easy mistake to see for a native speaker. Veritas drops that completely. D is very close to being right in the Veritas one!

The obvious mistakes in A,B, are past perfect mistakes. C is a very weird construction that is not often used to start a sentence

Also, less successful could easily be a run-on sentence as that's not a dependent clause and it has a full verb. According to another poster

"I'm adding something,which is taught by Ron.
this sort of modifier -- an initial modifier that begins with an adjective -- should fulfill the following two requirements:
(1) the adjective should refer to the subject that follows the comma;
(2) the description in the modifier should have some sort of easily understandable relationship to whatever is described in the following clause"

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Hello VeritasPrepKarishma GMATNinja and other experts,

Hope you are doing good :-)
1) Can you explain the redundancy when we use "although" and "nevertheless" together in one sentence? I didn't get the usage or meaning here. (I do know that Option C has a comparison error. I just want to know the redundancy )

2) I think we need ' , ' (comma) between "new york knicks" and "small forward" - right?

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Agree w/ Rohit about run on and E

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Thank you very much this is useful

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