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# More ancient Egyptian temples were constructed in the reign

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More ancient Egyptian temples were constructed in the reign of Ramses II as in any other.
(A) as in any other
(B) as any other
(C) as in others
(D) than others
(E) than in any other
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Re: More ancient Egyptian temples were constructed in the reign [#permalink]

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17 Jan 2008, 02:04
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This is a comparison question. This question directly compares temple constructions in reign of Ramses II vs. any other Egyptian reign
Look for comparison idiom: more x than y

(A) as in any other (not idiomatic - eliminate it)
(B) as any other (not idiomatic - eliminate it)
(C) as in others (not idiomatic - eliminate it)
(D) than others (Fails to compare correctly – Eliminate it)
(E) than in any other (More x than Y – Hold It)

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17 Jan 2008, 01:37
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More ancient Egyptian temples were constructed in the reign of Ramses II as in any other.
(A) as in any other
(B) as any other
(C) as in others
(D) than others
(E) than in any other

Hey walker, you are active! Ok, I try to give you a hand, hehe...

I like parallelism because Gmat also like it

More...in ...than in..So, I choose E. A, B, C violates the parallelism
and in D, others refer to temples rather than to the reign.
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17 Jan 2008, 02:39
Thanks guys!

OA is E
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17 Jan 2008, 05:59
yup, E. These kinds of questions are basically testing proper comparison and parallelism.

This specific one says 'built in X .... than in Y'. The last part is what we need, and only E matches that.
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18 Dec 2010, 02:02
In the question , reign of Ramses 2 saw more construction of temples than any other reign , So "as in" will not convey the appropriate meaning . "As in" gives more example like the current reign which is not the case here . After this thought process , E turns out to be clear winner .

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05 Jul 2014, 08:39
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04 Aug 2016, 12:55
options A,B,C and D have incorrect comparison
the correct comparison is more X than Y
So correct option - E
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07 Oct 2016, 23:47
Hi chetan2u,
In choice D, why can't elipsis be at play here." than [in the reign of] others". Thanks in advance.
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08 Oct 2016, 05:18
Navinder wrote:
Hi chetan2u,
In choice D, why can't elipsis be at play here." than [in the reign of] others". Thanks in advance.

Hi

Than others means comparison is between OTHERS and some NOUN..
So here it would be other temples..

Another example..
He is more interested in playing games than others ( are interested in playing games)... parallelism is between he and others
He is more interested in playing games than in any other activity....
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11 Oct 2016, 03:37
More ancient Egyptian temples were constructed in the reign of Ramses II than others
Sounds fine, but the comparison in the original sentence is between reigns and not about temples (building types). D changes the meaning.
Hope this explanation is correct.

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