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In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

A. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on
B. page seven has sentences that are more understandable than those on
C. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than they are in
D. sentences are more understandable than they are on
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on

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As written, the initial clause in addition to containing more sentences than page six does, modifies the nearest noun. By making sentences the noun modified, choices (A), (C) and (D) incorrectly compare sentences and page six.
(B) and (E) both make the proper modification, but only answer choice (E) makes a valid comparison between page six and page seven and does it in a concise manner. Therefore, (E) is the correct choice.


Hi, I want to know why "that are" in answer choice (B) is redundant, please.
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In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

LETS SEE THE CONTENDERS........BALANCE ARE OUT-RIGHTLY INCORRECT....


B. page seven has sentencesthat are more understandable than those on.....MEANS PAGE 7 HAS HAS A CATEGORY OF SENTENCES ....THESE ARE MORE UNDERSTANDABLE....THAN THE SAME CATEGORY OF SENTENCES ON PAGE 6....DISTORTS THE INTENDED MEANING...
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on......GENERIC.....HENCE CORRECT.....THE SENTENCES ON PAGE 7 ARE MORE UNDERSTANDABLE THAN THOSE ON PAGE 6


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Hi, i don`t agree on the kaplan in this one for me the answer to this question is clearly B
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In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

A. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on
B. page seven has sentences that are more understandable than those on
C. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than they are in
D. sentences are more understandable than they are on
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on

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As written, the initial clause in addition to containing more sentences than page six does, modifies the nearest noun. By making sentences the noun modified, choices (A), (C) and (D) incorrectly compare sentences and page six.
(B) and (E) both make the proper modification, but only answer choice (E) makes a valid comparison between page six and page seven and does it in a concise manner. Therefore, (E) is the correct choice.


Hi, I want to know why "that are" in answer choice (B) is redundant, please.


in addition to containing more sentences than page six does, (so the subject will be a page ,eliminate A, C and D; now i will try B) page seven has sentences that are more understanble than (than what? so probably the sentences on page six) those on. Look's good, i'll keep it.
Lets see answer E : page seven has sentences more understanble than those on. hmm E says the same as B, but E is more concise because B introduces a relative clause that just makes it woordy

Answer: E
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In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

LETS SEE THE CONTENDERS........BALANCE ARE OUT-RIGHTLY INCORRECT....


B. page seven has sentencesthat are more understandable than those on.....MEANS PAGE 7 HAS HAS A CATEGORY OF SENTENCES ....THESE ARE MORE UNDERSTANDABLE....THAN THE SAME CATEGORY OF SENTENCES ON PAGE 6....DISTORTS THE INTENDED MEANING...
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on......GENERIC.....HENCE CORRECT.....THE SENTENCES ON PAGE 7 ARE MORE UNDERSTANDABLE THAN THOSE ON PAGE 6


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That is a demonstrative pronoun and it is referring to the entire bunch of sentences on pages 7 and comparing it to THOSE on page 6... I dont see any kind of category to which that is pointing to. further comparison is also fine in option B.

One can say they E is better than B bcz E is concise. .. But E sounds bit unnatural.. a type which we don't use common writing.

Some expert must comment on the differences between these two options.
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In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

A. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on
B. page seven has sentences that are more understandable than those on
C. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than they are in
D. sentences are more understandable than they are on
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on

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As written, the initial clause in addition to containing more sentences than page six does, modifies the nearest noun. By making sentences the noun modified, choices (A), (C) and (D) incorrectly compare sentences and page six.
(B) and (E) both make the proper modification, but only answer choice (E) makes a valid comparison between page six and page seven and does it in a concise manner. Therefore, (E) is the correct choice.


Hi, I want to know why "that are" in answer choice (B) is redundant, please.


PLEASE UNDERLINE THE PORTIONS CORRECTLY

E is more concize and sends across the same meaning..so E it is...
Also here is the Rule:
MGMAT: use of that..That can be skipped when the modified noun is the object of the modifying clause

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Hi guys,

I think that THAT is used as an essential modifier here , so the answer should be B .
Can anyone shed some light on this please .
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That is an essential modifier, hence it changed the intended meaning of the sentence.
B portrays as if it is referring to a particular set on the page 6.
Hence the answer is D
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I think that THAT is used as an essential modifier here , so the answer should be B .
Can anyone shed some light on this please .


The option B is grammatically correct, but as you said - THAT is used as an essential modifier. Hence, THAT refers to a group of sentences (not all sentences) on page seven.
E is not only grammatically correct, but also doesn't change the meaning of original sentence. Hence, we have to go with E.
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you will NEVER see such questions on actual GMAT.
such questions only harm one's preparations for the test.
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In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

A. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on
B. page seven has sentences that are more understandable than those on
C. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than they are in
D. sentences are more understandable than they are on
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on

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As written, the initial clause in addition to containing more sentences than page six does, modifies the nearest noun. By making sentences the noun modified, choices (A), (C) and (D) incorrectly compare sentences and page six.
(B) and (E) both make the proper modification, but only answer choice (E) makes a valid comparison between page six and page seven and does it in a concise manner. Therefore, (E) is the correct choice.


Hi, I want to know why "that are" in answer choice (B) is redundant, please.


In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

I don't understand the significance of "DOES" in here. is it really required?
Shouldn't the comparison be between page 6 and page 7. It seems as if some action of page 6 is compared to page 7.
Can experts please clarify?
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goodyear2013 wrote:
In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

A. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on
B. page seven has sentences that are more understandable than those on
C. the sentences on page seven are more understandable than they are in
D. sentences are more understandable than they are on
E. page seven has sentences more understandable than those on

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As written, the initial clause in addition to containing more sentences than page six does, modifies the nearest noun. By making sentences the noun modified, choices (A), (C) and (D) incorrectly compare sentences and page six.
(B) and (E) both make the proper modification, but only answer choice (E) makes a valid comparison between page six and page seven and does it in a concise manner. Therefore, (E) is the correct choice.


Hi, I want to know why "that are" in answer choice (B) is redundant, please.


In addition to containing more sentences than page six does, the sentences on page seven are more understandable than those on page six, with better words and grammar.

I don't understand the significance of "DOES" in here. is it really required?
Shouldn't the comparison be between page 6 and page 7. It seems as if some action of page 6 is compared to page 7.
Can experts please clarify?


hwgmat2015,

First consider the simpler case:
I love chocolates more than Jane.
The sentence could mean the following:
meaning 1: I love chocolates more than Jane loves chocolates.
meaning 2: I love chocolates more than I love Jane.

The first sentence (meaning 1) could also be written as:
I love chocolates more than Jane does.
The verb love is replaced by the verb does in order to avoid repetition.
Observe that when we distinctly mention does at the end, there remains no longer any ambiguity in the meaning.

Now consider the following:
Page 7 contains more sentences than page 6.

The sentence may have 2 meanings:

Meaning 1: Page 7 contains more sentences than page 6 does.
Meaning 2: Page 7 contains more sentences than it contains page 6. ......... i.e. Page 7 contains both sentences and page 6, but number of sentences is more than page 6. (No matter how practically absurd one meaning is, the grammatical ambiguity still remains.)

Page 7 contains more pages than page 6 does....... this construction eliminates the ambiguity.

Now sentence in the question does not use the verb contain directly for page 7, rather it uses the action containing in the form of a present participle. Nonetheless the comparison remains ambiguous as explained above.
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Could someone please clarify why "that" is redundant in (B)? Thanks!
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Could someone please clarify why "that" is redundant in (B)? Thanks!


Very difficult to eliminate B on a solid ground. Though I can see some attempts in posts above to justify the OA, stating a shift in meaning, I have doubts whether such distinction is expected in the real test.
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in choice B, which needs to be used instead of that. E is the best answer.
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One hack for why B is incorrect. Please correct me if I am wrong.

page seven has sentences that are more understandable than those on page six.

that is referring to sentences (a bit odd) and then comparing "that" with "those" on page six.
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