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# More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season

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Bunuel wrote:
More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season, due to their mention on the popular television show Sex and the City.

(A) More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season

(B) It is expected that more Manolo Blahniks than ever will be sold this season than previously and that is

(C) The Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is more than ever

(D) The amount of Manolo Blahniks that will be sold this season is expected to be greater than ever

(E) A great increase in the number of Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is

I guess one of the clues to solve this question is the use of "due to", we know that due to modifies a noun phrase.

therefore I was confused between C & E. Could anyone explain whether by reasoning is correct ?
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Re: More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season [#permalink]
I am confused with "is and comma structure" in option E as comma part is not underlined in question so is it correct in this way in GMAT?
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jainanurag470 wrote:
I am confused with "is and comma structure" in option E as comma part is not underlined in question so is it correct in this way in GMAT?
need help.

I have the same doubt. Comma was not underlined, ended up choosing D. Can anyone clarify please?
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Bunuel wrote:
More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season, due to their mention on the popular television show Sex and the City.

(A) More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season

(B) It is expected that more Manolo Blahniks than ever will be sold this season than previously and that is

(C) The Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is more than ever

(D) The amount of Manolo Blahniks that will be sold this season is expected to be greater than ever

(E) A great increase in the number of Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

A has an incorrect word order. To be correct the option would have to read ‘More Manolo Blahniks than ever. . .’. B unnecessarily adds the phrase ‘than previously’. C omits the words ‘number of’ before ‘Manolo Blahniks’. Manolo Blahniks are countable. Therefore use ‘number’ and not ‘amount’. E is correct.
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Re: More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season [#permalink]
Is comma play a role in this phrase ?

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Re: More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season [#permalink]
I am confused between option C and E. Even though C ensures the number gets increased, it loses the "more than ever" which seemed to be the central idea to me. I am not saying E is wrong; I am just saying C is equally right.
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Re: More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season [#permalink]
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Bunuel wrote:
More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season, due to their mention on the popular television show Sex and the City.

(A) More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season

(B) It is expected that more Manolo Blahniks than ever will be sold this season than previously and that is

(C) The Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is more than ever

(D) The amount of Manolo Blahniks that will be sold this season is expected to be greater than ever

(E) A great increase in the number of Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

A has an incorrect word order. To be correct the option would have to read ‘More Manolo Blahniks than ever. . .’. B unnecessarily adds the phrase ‘than previously’. C omits the words ‘number of’ before ‘Manolo Blahniks’. Manolo Blahniks are countable. Therefore use ‘number’ and not ‘amount’. E is correct.

Hi Bunuel,

Thank you for your explanation. I still have one question regarding Option E. Since Option E doesn’t mention anything relating ‘more than ever’, isn’t it changing the original meaning of the sentence?

Thanks

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A great increase is, due to xxxxx.

I don't think E has the legit sentence structure unless that comma followed is is also underlined.

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A great increase in the number of Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is, due to their mention on the popular television show Sex and the City.

Addition of "," makes it little weird to read. Is comma a part of underlined portion?
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Re: More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season [#permalink]
There is a difference between a "great increase" and "more than ever" right? So does Option E kind of change the meaning?
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Re: More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season, due to their mention on the popular television show Sex and the City.

(A) More than ever, Manolo Blahniks are expected to be sold this season

(B) It is expected that more Manolo Blahniks than ever will be sold this season than previously and that is

(C) The Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is more than ever

(D) The amount of Manolo Blahniks that will be sold this season is expected to be greater than ever

(E) A great increase in the number of Manolo Blahniks expected to be sold this season is

Here as we have due to that must modifyy a noun so the suject off the sentence must be a noun .. so E option is the one
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I'm afraid the OA doesn't work. We're explaining what some increase is due to, but there is no clear sign that any increase exists for us to explain! E would work if it started with "the": "The great increase . . . is due to . . . ." This would make it clear that there actually is a great increase to be explained. Similarly, if we added something after "great," it could make sense: "A great portion of the increase . . . is due to." As is, E doesn't make sense.
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