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Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities
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18 Mar 2009, 11:20
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14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

between b and c.

I'll pick C. "other cities" ----> plural and do---> used by plural subjects as far as i can think.

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18 Mar 2009, 11:30
nitya34 wrote:
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

A,B,C ..

"do"/"does" --> should be used for action verbs.. not possesive verbs.

Yeap D for parallelism.

Texas has.. more GMA resstaurants than "any city" <has> in the United States.
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18 Mar 2009, 12:00
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nitya34 wrote:
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

A,B,C ..

"do"/"does" --> should be used for action verbs.. not possesive verbs.

Yeap D for parallelism.

Texas has.. more GMA resstaurants than "any city" <has> in the United States.

thanks for the clear explanation. got it!

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nitya34 wrote:
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

A,B,C ..

"do"/"does" --> should be used for action verbs.. not possesive verbs.

Yeap D for parallelism.

Texas has.. more GMA resstaurants than "any city" <has> in the United States.

thanks for the clear explanation. got it!

I tend to disagree. By choosing ANY CITY we are also eliminating San Antonio Texas itself! (San Antonio texas has more good rests than ANY CITY in the US....ANY CITY in US would ALSO include San Antonio). So this one can't be it.

I choose B for this one.

Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than does any OTHER city in the United States.

Here HAS is paralleled by DOES.

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I tend to disagree. By choosing ANY CITY we are also eliminating San Antonio Texas itself! (San Antonio texas has more good rests than ANY CITY in the US....ANY CITY in US would ALSO include San Antonio). So this one can't be it.

I choose B for this one.

Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than does any OTHER city in the United States.

Here HAS is paralleled by DOES.

Totally agree.

"has" is the main verb here, not auxiliary verb.
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18 Mar 2009, 23:47
B for me..Agree with dwivedys.

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19 Mar 2009, 10:22
14. Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

(A) any city does
(B) does any other city
(C) other cities do
(D) any city
(E) other cities

OA-B

+1 for you, dwivedys
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Ok agreed with B.

Here is great explanation by BOB (URCH forum).

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Well, Spidey is not quite right. With the nonauxiliary "have/has/had", you have a choice. You may replace with "do/does/did", but you are not required to do so. The same is true with other verbs.

John eats more meat than Paul eats.
John eats more meat than Paul does.

Both are correct. You may replace "eats" with "does", but you are not required to do so. Likewise:

...which had industrial growth more rapid than other American cities did

Both are correct. You have the option.

However, when "have/has/had" is an aulixiary verb, you do not have the same option. You do have a choice to repeat or not repeat the past participle, but you cannot change "have/has/had" to "do/does/did":

John has always eaten more meat than Paul has eaten.
John has always eaten more meat than Paul has. (correct)
John has always eaten more meat than Paul does. (incorrect)
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http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentence-correction/50568-when-use-whose-2.html
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Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

A. any city does

B. does any other city

C. other cities do

D. any city

E. other cities
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08 Jun 2009, 00:08
I go for option 'E'. It convey the message in minimum words.
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08 Jun 2009, 00:39
I take C, but with little confidence.

Before I saw the answers, I thought "any other cities do" would be the answer. But no such option.

In my sense...,

"other" is necessary to compare with SA
"city" should be "cities" as there're many cities in USA
"do" is necessary to parallel with "SA has"

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08 Jun 2009, 01:18
Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

A. any city does

B. does any other city

C. other cities do

D. any city

E. other cities

OA is B.

I did some quick research and found that it is preferred that one use "any other" to "any" when used with 'than".

Is this trues as well: GMAT comparisons have to parallel. Therefore "has more good Mexican American restaurants than" has to be compared to something and that is "does". Please comment.
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10 Jun 2009, 02:39
A lacks other after any. D & E are out because of wrong comparison. San Antonio which is singular must compare with a singular noun so not with other cities. IMO: B

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Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any city does in the United States.

A. any city does

B. does any other city

C. other cities do

D. any city

E. other cities

OA is B.

I did some quick research and found that it is preferred that one use "any other" to "any" when used with 'than".

Is this trues as well: GMAT comparisons have to parallel. Therefore "has more good Mexican American restaurants than" has to be compared to something and that is "does". Please comment.

there is an another explanation to why B is correct. It says

When we are comparing two similiar things
Ex: Newyork city is better than any other city in the USA - correct

Here you are comparing Newyork, which is a city to an another city, so you use 'any other city'

On the other hand, if we are comparing two dissimilar things
Ex: Newyork city is better than any village in the USA - correct

Here you are comparing a city with a village , so we do not use the 'any other' form we just use 'any'.

This explanation is from a trusted source, you can rely on it.

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11 Jun 2009, 07:46
Still unclear why d ans is B.

cud sum1 post a better explanation.

y is it, 'does any city' nd not 'any city does'...?? wats d diff betwn des 2..??

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14 Jun 2009, 01:22
B...since it maintains the parallelism....
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14 Jun 2009, 09:40
IMO B
Its makes it parallel...
whats the OA?

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13 Jul 2009, 05:42
I am always a bit confused with the use of auxilliaries in "comparisons" sentences.

Would "any other city" have been an acceptable answer?
ie : Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican American restaurants than any other city in the United States.

==> Is an auxilliary necessary? I've read on another post that it was necessary only when it corrects an ambiguity.
For instance : Inuits of the Bering Sea were isolated from contact with Europeans longer than were Aleuts or Inuits of the North Pacific and northern Alaska.
Here, "were" is necessary because otherwise, there would be a confusion about what is compared : "Europeans" or "isolated from contact with Europeans".

Is it the correct rule? In our case, there is no ambiguity if we miss the auxilliary, so is it necessary?

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I think B is the ans.What is the OA?

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