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03 Jul 2014, 11:26
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Of all the possible disasters that threaten american agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in climate is maybe the more difficult to analysis.

a)same as underlined
b)is probably the most difficult to analyze
c)is maybe the most difficult for analysis
d)is probably the more difficult to analyze
e)is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult

eliminated all the options but b and c.
stuck b/w probably or maybe..
plz help

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It seems the OA is incorrectly mentioned as C when in fact it should be B.
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It seems the OA is incorrectly mentioned as C when in fact it should be B.

Thanks

Updated : Confirmed OA is B.
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Is 'the' most can be the criteria to elimate choices?

Your question is not clear. A superlative adjective always requires "the", and hence "the most" can never be a criterion for elimination. Could you elaborate what your query is?
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03 Jul 2016, 04:56
Sir daagh

Can you touch base on more & most for these 2 options keeping in mind the probability? Also in general sentences.

(B) is probably the most difficult to analyze
(D) is probably the more difficult to analyze
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The word ‘all’ refers to more than two and several in general; if there are only two factors involved then we must call them as ‘both’ rather than 'all'.
Point 2 is that, ‘more’ is used only when two factors are involved. ‘The most' is used when more than two are involved. I do not think the adverb ‘probably’ plays a role in choosing between ‘the more’ and ‘the most’.
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09 Nov 2016, 12:41
In GMAT Maybe should be avoided. If that's the case then we have two options.
D. is probably the more difficult to analyze -- here the before more is not correct as more is used to compare between two and so the can't be there.
Which leaves us with option B -- Now B is having probably which is good and the most which talks about certain particular thing (an adverse change).

If I am wrong please correct me.

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03 Jul 2018, 11:38
a. ‘the more’ is wrong; ‘the most’ is correct. ‘difficult’ must be followed by ’to’
b. Correct
c. ‘difficult’ must be followed by ’to’
d. ‘the more’ is wrong; ‘The most’ is correct.
e. We don’t need ‘the analysis that’. ‘it’ is unclear.
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