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# Jamboree and GMAT Club Contest: Mining corporations might be employing

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14 Nov 2015, 06:44
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It should be A.

POE: Two splits-
1) Comparison
The intended meaning is to compare what the Mining corporations might be employing to what Govts employ. And not to compare the 'proportion of anthropologists' to 'government'. Therefore we need to have a helping verb with the subject 'government', which is 'Does' in this context.

2) 'Other'
'Other' used in a few options suggests that the 'Mining corporations' mentioned in the first part of the sentence is itself a government. This is wrong.

A. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than does any government
In absence of 'Other' and presence of 'does', this is the correct option

B. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government does
'Other' as discussed above

C. much larger proportions of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than has any government
Introduces another error by making 'proportions' plural. Its a larger proportion of plural anthropologists and not many proportions of plural anthropologists.

D. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any government
'Does' absent as discussed above

E. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government
'Other' as discussed above
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14 Nov 2015, 07:23
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Mining corporations might be employing a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than does any government.

A. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than does any government
Action verb "does" stand for the verb phrase "might be employing" and hence correct. Also use of verb clarifies the comparison between mining corporations and any government regarding proportions of anthropologists employed. A is correct.

B. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government does
Use of "any other" is wrong as we are not really comparing governments.

C. much larger proportions of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than has any government
Helping verb "has" is not correct as other part of comparison is in present tense. If we are using present perfect tense then we should have verb form "have employed" used with mining corporations only then verb employed can be ellipsed. Also proportions is wrong. Proportions means size or dimensions. For ex. A building of unheard proportions. For comparison, we should use proportion.

D. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any government
A verb is required in the second part of comparison i.e. with noun government to clarify the comparison.

E. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government
Use of "any other" is wrong as we are not really comparing governments. A verb is required in the second part of comparison i.e. with noun government to clarify the comparison.

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14 Nov 2015, 07:39
In every answer option, there is a word (than), which indicates to make comparison to each other in a specific sentence.

A. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than does any government.
The intended meaning and grammar structure are perfectly fine.

B. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government does.
The comparison between Mining Corporation and other government does not make sense.

C. much larger proportions of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than has any government.
So what? It is a general statement. There is no proper comparison here.

D. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any government.
So what? It is a general statement. There is no proper comparison here.

E. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government.
The comparison between Mining Corporation and other government does not make sense.
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14 Nov 2015, 09:24

Since this is a comparison between "x" and the rest and "x" is better than the rest, then the proper comparison pattern is "x is better than any OTHER".

This eliminates answers A, C and D.

E. Wrong comparison - it compares what mining corps do (action) to government (the entity).

B. Fixes the comparison problem in E by adding a helping verb "does" to the end.
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14 Nov 2015, 09:57
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QUESTION #7:

Mining corporations might be employing a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than does any government.

A. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than does any government
B. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government does
C. much larger proportions of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than has any government
D. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any government
E. a much larger proportion of anthropologists to study tribal land holding patterns than any other government

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“The comparison should be between what the mining corporations are doing and what the government is doing

1. .... CORRECT
2. ....,any other government' would imply that the mining corporation is also a government
3. .....,proportions' is wrong, plural not required
4. 'government does, is required. Without the verb, there is ambiguity in meaning, it may seem that the comparison is between anthropologists and the government
5. Same as D and B

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14 Nov 2015, 10:43
I have doubts with choice A. I understand 'does' is necessary to avoid the ambiguity in meaning but what 'does' replaces? Ideally there should be a verb in present indefinite tense in the first part of the comparison. But we have a present continuous tense 'might be employing'.

Another thing, it is entirely illogical for Mining corporations to employ a government. So, is it really ambiguous to omit 'does' after than?

Experts pls help.

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03 Feb 2019, 08:06
I was debating between option A and B.

I understand that the action of the mining corporations should be compared to the actions of the government.

Not sure how the placement of the word 'does' changes the meaning of the sentence.

Could someone please explain why option B is wrong?
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