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More adeptly handling responsibility than his predecessors were able to do, the new owner of the property rapidly increased the production rate of the land.


(A) More adeptly handling responsibility than his predecessors were able to do

(B) As he was more adept at handling responsibility than were his predecessors

(C) Handling more responsibilities adeptly than his predecessors

(D) More adept than his predecessors at handling responsibility

(E) Since he handled responsibility in a manner more adept than that of his predecessors

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+1 for D.

(A) More adeptly handling responsibility than his predecessors were able to do

(B) As he was more adept at handling responsibility than were his predecessors

(C) Handling more responsibilities adeptly than his predecessors

(D) More adept than his predecessors at handling responsibility --> Correct, "More X than Y" is the correct idiom

(E) Since he handled responsibility in a manner more adept than that of his predecessors

Hence, D.
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More adeptly handling responsibility than his predecessors were able to do, the new owner of the property rapidly increased the production rate of the land.


(A) More adeptly handling responsibility than his predecessors were able to do

(B) As he was more adept at handling responsibility than were his predecessors

(C) Handling more responsibilities adeptly than his predecessors

(D) More adept than his predecessors at handling responsibility

(E) Since he handled responsibility in a manner more adept than that of his predecessors


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One way to begin to correct this sentence is to recognize that word order itself can be idiomatic or unidiomatic. The initial phrase more adeptly handling sees several alterations in the choices, so let's start there. The options are: more adept at handling, handling more... adeptly, and handled... in a manner more adept. The word order in (C) and (E) is unidiomatic; (C) wrongly splits up more and adeptly and (E) should read in a more adept manner. The remaining options are idiomatically correct, but (A) and (B) are unnecessarily wordy, especially when compared to (D). In (A), were able to do is unnecessary, and as he was and were are both unnecessary in (B). We'll come back to wordiness in the section on expression. (D) it is.
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