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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

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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?

Originally posted by avabelieve on 30 Nov 2011, 13:59.
Last edited by generis on 20 Sep 2018, 11:23, edited 1 time in total.
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The initial sentence features a significant Sentence Construction error, as the phrase before the comma is an independent clause, which cannot be followed by another subject without a transition. Because the phrase after the comma starts with an independent clause, "small forward Bernard King nevertheless earned," the underlined portion to begin the sentence must be a Modifier, and choices A and E are incorrect. Choice E is also incorrect in its Tense, as the past-perfect "had been less successful" must come before another event, and not "after signing with the Bullets". Answer choices A, B, and D commit an Idiomatic error in constructing the comparison, using the wordier "as compared to" instead of the idiomatic "less than". Furthermore, these examples each commit a parallel Comparison error; the comparison needs to be made "less successful with X than with Y", and not "less successful with X than Y". Accordingly, these choices are incorrect. Choice C, which uses proper Tense and idiomatic comparison structure, and sets up an effective Modifier, is the correct answer.
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can somebody clarify what type of modifier is the below component:"Less successful after he signed with the Washington Bullets than he had been with"
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can somebody clarify what type of modifier is the below component:"Less successful after he signed with the Washington Bullets than he had been with"


Adjctive phrase modifier - "less successful" is the adjective.
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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------- comparison should be with his success with the success of WB. LESS-THAN comparison marker is not used correctly
B)Being less successful after he had signed with the Washington Bullets as compared to-----LESS-THAN
C) Less successful after he signed with the Washington Bullets than he had been with------CORRECT
D) Although he was less successful after signing with the Washington Bullets compared to--------LESS-THAN, present participle
E) He had been less successful after signing with the Washington Bullets than with-------Present participle
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what is the issue with 'less than' in option B ?
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what is the issue with 'less than' in option B ?


There is no "less.... than....", but "less.... as...." in option B, one reason that option B is wrong.

"...less successful after he had signed with the Washington Bullets as compared to..."
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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


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New post 08 Oct 2018, 07:48
look at choice C, the official answer
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"than WHEN he had been with..."
I prefer to add "when". am I correct?
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New post 09 Oct 2018, 20:40
C seems to be more appropriate
Less successful after he signed with the Washington Bullets than he had been with

Correct usage of Had(to refer to more past) and meaning is conveyed correctly
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New post 15 Dec 2018, 23:41
(A) is also a run-on

He was less successful ... small forward nevertheless earned. Two independent clauses with no conjunction in between.
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