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Local residents claim that San Antonio, Texas, has more good Mexican

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Agreed--"does" is unnecessary but not harmful. I'd argue not just that the second meaning is illogical, but that we really can't read the sentence that way at all.

Compare to this official q, in which "those" prevents a silly alternative meaning:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ranked-as-on ... l#p1715469
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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.

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(E) other cities


I am confused as to why we can not ASSUME verb (has) after other cities.
We are simply comparing two nouns - Texax vs City/Cities and I can safely assume
verb in (E) even if it is absent.

How do I know which of below is correct sentence:
I have more apples than Rock.
I have more apples than Rock (has).
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adkikani wrote:
MentorTutoring VeritasKarishma AjiteshArun

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

Quote:
(E) other cities


I am confused as to why we can not ASSUME verb (has) after other cities.
We are simply comparing two nouns - Texax vs City/Cities and I can safely assume
verb in (E) even if it is absent.

How do I know which of below is correct sentence:
I have more apples than Rock.
I have more apples than Rock (has).


I have more A than B - Comparison is between the quantities of A and B
I have more apples than oranges.

I have more A than B has. - Comparison is between me and B
I have more courage than B has.
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adkikani wrote:
MentorTutoring VeritasKarishma AjiteshArun

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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.

Quote:
(E) other cities


I am confused as to why we can not ASSUME verb (has) after other cities.
We are simply comparing two nouns - Texax vs City/Cities and I can safely assume
verb in (E) even if it is absent.



Hello adkikani,

How have you been?

Although your query is not addressed to me, here is the answer anyway.


The context of the sentence is such that the intended comparison is clear - the sentence compares San Antonio in Texas with all the other cities. Hence, the verb in the second part of the comparison can be kept understood. The omission of the verb does not make the intended comparison ambiguous.

But since we need to pick the best answer choice from the given five, we choose B as it explicitly presents the intended comparison.


Quote:
How do I know which of below is correct sentence:
I have more apples than Rock.
I have more apples than Rock (has).



Both the example sentences in your post are grammatical and logical. They present the same meaning as I can see that Rock has been used as the name of a person as it starts with the capital "R".


Hope this helps. :-)
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