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It is possible that no element of the many that make up our justice system are more in need of repair than the penal system, though a few states have enacted remedial changes that show promise.

(A) are more in need of repair than the

(B) is in need of repair more than is that of the

(C) is more in need of repair than the

(D) are more in need of repair than are that of

(E) has been more in need of repair than has that of the

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IMO C
A & D have subject verb agreement error (no element.....are)
B - Awkward and meaning is not clear
E - I find usage of present simple better there and again the structure seems awkward
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IMO B.
I opt for B because, I guess the comparison is not between justice system and penal system, rather it is between the element of justice and element of penal...so the use of "that of" seems justified.

Please correct me if I am wrong. OA ??

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IMO B.
I opt for B because, I guess the comparison is not between justice system and penal system, rather it is between the element of justice and element of penal...so the use of "that of" seems justified.

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Option B is incorrect as there is no reference for "that" and it makes the sentence awkward and wordy.

Option C is the best choice available.
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i can not dicide between b and e.
simple present or present perfect is better
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New post 17 Apr 2018, 06:44
thề non underlined of sentence use present perfect to show a past action without time marker. số, if we use present perfect as in choice e, it is wrong.
b must be correct because "more in need" still exists . if we use present perfect, "more in need" is in past

am i correct?

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IMO B.
I opt for B because, I guess the comparison is not between justice system and penal system, rather it is between the element of justice and element of penal...so the use of "that of" seems justified.

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Option B is incorrect as there is no reference for "that" and it makes the sentence awkward and wordy.

Option C is the best choice available.
I guess "that" in "that of" points towards the comparison with "elements" mentioned.

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It is possible that no element of the many that make up our justice system are more in need of repair than the penal system, though a few states have enacted remedial changes that show promise.

(A) are more in need of repair than the

(B) is in need of repair more than is that of the

(C) is more in need of repair than the

(D) are more in need of repair than are that of

(E) has been more in need of repair than has that of the


Since the subject is singular, Options A and D are eliminated. Option E because the sentence is in Simple present tense and this option changes that. The choice remains between Options B & C, I marked option C because Option B didn't make sense with the usage of "that" and the fact that "more than is that" is wrong idiom usage.
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Here penal system is an element of Justice system so "that" is not required because we are comparing no element (i.e. single element) with penal system (other element)

Bw A and C
"No element" is singular and require "is"

So C is correct

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As you assess this problem before diving in, you should notice two major decision points: the sentence draws a Comparison, and there is an "is vs. are" Agreement split at the first word. So as you read the sentence you should be looking for singular vs. plural subject-verb agreement and considering which items are being compared.

The most immediate decision is "is vs. are," and you should see that the subject is the singular "element." If you remove the prepositional modifier "of the many that make up our justice system" you're left with a standard sentence:

No element is more in need...

Therefore you can eliminate the plural "are" choices, (A) and (D).

With the remaining choices, note that (B) and (E) each include "that of" in their comparison, whereas (C) does not. The sentence is comparing elements of the justice system, "the penal system" vs. other elements. There is no need for a possessive "that of" - the inclusion of it confuses the comparison - so (B) and (E) can be eliminated, leaving (C) as the correct answer.
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Good question!
C is the correct answer here as it uses the singular verb is and correctly compares to the penal system i.e an element of an Justice System.

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It is possible that no element of the many that make up our justice system are more in need of repair than the penal system, though a few states have enacted remedial changes that show promise.


A. are more in need of repair than the

B. is in need of repair more than is that of the

C. is more in need of repair than the

D. are more in need of repair than are that of

E. has been more in need of repair than has that of the

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SonalSinha803 wrote:
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SonalSinha803 wrote:
IMO B.
I opt for B because, I guess the comparison is not between justice system and penal system, rather it is between the element of justice and element of penal...so the use of "that of" seems justified.

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Option B is incorrect as there is no reference for "that" and it makes the sentence awkward and wordy.

Option C is the best choice available.
I guess "that" in "that of" points towards the comparison with "elements" mentioned.

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Its not making awkward and wordy..
It is because:

Penal system is one of the elements of Justice system.

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I hope you get it why B is wrong now.
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It is possible that no element of the many that make up our justice system are more in need of repair than the penal system, though a few states have enacted remedial changes that show promise.

(A) are more in need of repair than the

(B) is in need of repair more than is that of the

(C) is more in need of repair than the

(D) are more in need of repair than are that of

(E) has been more in need of repair than has that of the


1. SV agreement. "no element" - singular, need "is" ---> A, D are out.
2. In B and E we see "that of", so it means that we have element of the justice system in the first part and the element of the penal system in the second. But penal system is the element of justice system, so we do not need "that of" ---> B, E are out.

C is good.
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So the meaning of the sentence is that penal system is one of the subsets of the justice system that needs repair but eventually i thought the comparison is between the elements of the penal system and elements of justice system and so we need "that of" to compare .
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It is possible that no element of the many "that make up" our justice system

shouldn't it be "that makes up" instead of that make up?
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HKD1710 wrote:
It is possible that no element of the many that make up our justice system are more in need of repair than the penal system, though a few states have enacted remedial changes that show promise.

(A) are more in need of repair than the

(B) is in need of repair more than is that of the

(C) is more in need of repair than the

(D) are more in need of repair than are that of

(E) has been more in need of repair than has that of the


Can anyone please explain me why it is not "that makes up" in the non underlined part of the question as the no element is singular?
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It is possible that no element of the many that make up our justice system are more in need of repair than the penal system, though a few states have enacted remedial changes that show promise.

(A) are more in need of repair than the

(B) is in need of repair more than is that of the

(C) is more in need of repair than the

(D) are more in need of repair than are that of

(E) has been more in need of repair than has that of the


Can anyone please explain me why it is not "that makes up" in the non underlined part of the question as the no element is singular?


"that make up..." is modifying "many".
Many elements make up our justice system. When we are saying "that make up ..." we are talking about the many elements (plural).
Then when we say "is more in need .." we are saying that no element is more in need ... than the penal system (singular now).
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