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Mumbai has a greater number of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city.


(A) a greater number of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city.

(B) greater numbers of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city.

(C) a greater number of residences per square kilometer than does any other Indian city.

(D) greater numbers of residences per square kilometer than do other Indian cities.

(E) a great per square kilometer number of residences, more than does any other Indian city.

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I think it should be C. A and B are out as comparison of number with city.E is ambiguous

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C and D are out Mumbai has vs (any) other city(IRS) DOES

B out - Mumbai is only one city so it should has one number (a number of)

E very awkward

A for me


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A - Incorrect:

This option contains the wrong comparative structure as it lacks an auxiliary verb for parallel comparison: Mumbai has... other Indian city.

B - Incorrect:

This option contains the wrong comparative structure as it lacks an auxiliary verb for parallel comparison: Mumbai has... other Indian city.

C - Correct:

This option contains the correct comparative structure by including the auxiliary does.

D - Incorrect:

The use of the singular auxiliary has does not agree with the plural numbers.

E - Incorrect:
The use of more is redundant, and the comparative form of the adjective high, higher, is needed.


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Took 60 Sec for the correct option and its C.

[url](A) a greater number of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city.[/url]
Residences are compared to city which is illogical here.

(B) greater numbers of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city.
"Numbers of" is wrong here and unidiomatic. Also comparison is not correct with city.

(C) a greater number of residences per square kilometer than does any other Indian city.
Is the correct option as Mumbai is compared to the other city and all idioms are correct here.

(D) greater numbers of residences per square kilometer than do other Indian cities.
"Numbers of" is wrong here and unidiomatic. Also comparison is not correct with city.

(E) a great per square kilometer number of residences, more than does any other Indian city.
Illogical starting of the sentence using "a great per square kilometer number of residences".

POE suits best strategy for this Question as Options A,B,D and E are easily eliminated.

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Hi sayantanc2k

is n't option A ellipsized?


(A) a greater number of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city [has].

is n't contradicting with https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-desktop- ... 19905.html

if not contradicting, can you please explain the difference

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New post 07 Nov 2017, 03:08
IMO C

(A) a greater number of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city. -- Comparision issue

(B) greater numbers of residences per square kilometer than any other Indian city. -- Comparision issue


(D) greater numbers of residences per square kilometer than do other Indian cities. -- C is better

(E) a great per square kilometer number of residences, more than does any other Indian city. -- Awkward
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Yes, it is Option C indeed!
And your reasoning is precise! Cheers!

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I think it should be C. A and B are out as comparison of number with city.E is ambiguous

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Regarding 'C'
I beg to differ; only an action verb require parallel action verb in the second part of the comparison. " has' is not an action verb; it is a linking verb.

At best, a linking verb such as 'has' may be an option in the given case, but such a choice is not there.
But certainly an action verb such as 'does' is out of place.

Thinking about it, can we see any city doing anything to have more residences in a given area?

I would vote A.
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could anyone explain what's wrong with D?
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