It is currently 18 Nov 2017, 09:00

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Manhattan says the following are correct: correct: Apples

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 15 Mar 2012
Posts: 69

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 20

Manhattan says the following are correct: correct: Apples [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2012, 03:23
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

25% (00:00) correct 75% (00:00) wrong based on 4 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Manhattan says the following are correct:
correct: Apples are more healthy to eat than caramels.
wrong: Ardian runs quicker than Jacob.
correct: Adrian runs more quickly than Jacob.
correct: Ardian runs faster than Jacob.

Is this also correct? If not, why?
Apples are healthier to eat than caramels.

Thank you!
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 20

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 226

Kudos [?]: 298 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2012, 12:28
I have a bigger Doubt

Is a verb not required to make the comparison logical:: as in ...

Adrian runs more quickly than Jacob

or
Adrian runs more quickly than Jacob does ????
_________________

The Best Way to Keep me ON is to give Me KUDOS !!!
If you Like My posts please Consider giving Kudos

Shikhar

Kudos [?]: 298 [0], given: 7

Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 28 Nov 2011
Posts: 303

Kudos [?]: 1256 [3], given: 2

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2012, 19:22
3
KUDOS
Expert's post
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
So let me deal with each question separately:

Apples are more healthy to eat than caramels.

Here we are comparing two nouns. The word 'healthy' modifies those nouns and is therefore an adjective. Now take a look at the following sentence:

Tim eats more healthily than Mike does.

We are not comparing Tim and Mike, but the way in which they eat. How somebody "verbs" is an adverb. In this case, healthily describes the verb eat and is therefore an adjective. Using this same logic, now let's look at the sentence you originally provided.

Here we are comparing how they run. Therefore we want an adverb (quickly) not an adjective (quicker). Because we removed the -er ending, we no longer have a comparison. Therefore we need to add the 'more' next to the adverb 'quickly' so the sentence should read:

Adrian runs more quickly than Jacob.

With that in mind, which word is correct in the following sentence:

Adrian is quicker/more quickly than Jacob.

Because we are comparing two nouns (Adrian and Jacob), 'quicker' is correct.

Now to @Shikhar's question. When comparing how two different nouns verb, as in Jacob runs faster than Adrian, the 'does' is optional. In English, this is called an ellipsis, or an omission of a word, when the meaning is clear from the context. Here it is clear that we are comparing how fast the two run. Therefore, the 'does', while not incorrect, is consider superfluous.

Hope that helps
_________________

Christopher Lele
Magoosh Test Prep

Kudos [?]: 1256 [3], given: 2

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 226

Kudos [?]: 298 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

29 Mar 2012, 12:12
Hey chris Thanks for the explanation . it surely helps.
Thanks
_________________

The Best Way to Keep me ON is to give Me KUDOS !!!
If you Like My posts please Consider giving Kudos

Shikhar

Kudos [?]: 298 [0], given: 7

Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 353

Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

13 Aug 2012, 11:10
Hi chris

I have one doubt in the following explanation. Please correct me if am wrong

1) Tim eats more healthily than Mike does.

We are not comparing Tim and Mike, but the way in which they eat. How somebody "verbs" is an adverb. In this case, healthily describes the verb eat and is therefore an adjective. Using this same logic, now let's look at the sentence you originally provided.

As you said "more healthily" describes the verb " eat " ,therefore it is an adverb not adjective . Is that right? Am i missing something?

Thanks

Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 2

Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 353

Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2012, 13:00
Hi Chris

1) Apples are more healthy to eat than caramels

My doubt is whats wrong with the following sentence:

2) Apples are healthier to eat than caramels

Here " healthier " describing noun (apples). so "healthier" is adjective and the comparison is between "apples" and "caramels"

Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 2

Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10145

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Re: Manhattan says the following are correct: correct: Apples [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jul 2016, 12:01
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Re: Manhattan says the following are correct: correct: Apples   [#permalink] 22 Jul 2016, 12:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by