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Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than are fungi, in the form of carbon dioxide, and converting it to energy-rich sugars.

A.Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than are fungi
B.Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi
C.Plants are more efficient than fungi at acquiring carbon
D.Plants, more efficient than fungi at acquiring carbon
E.Plants acquire carbon more efficiently than fungi
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Can some one confirm B and E do have comparison error. (Please leave the modifier err and correct ans)

E. Plants acquire carbon more efficiently than fungi

Here the intended meaning is changed. Now we mean to say that plants acquire carbon more efficiently than they can acquire fungi. So comparison error.

B. Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi
1. Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than at acquiring fungi OR
2. Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi are at acquiring carbon

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01 Sep 2006, 07:33
Straight (C) omit the subordinate clause in the middle and the sentence flows fine.
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01 Sep 2006, 08:47
One more C.
X is more efficient than Y at smthing,...., and smthing
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01 Sep 2006, 10:25
First phrase should end with carbon to match the following phrase.

So narrowed down to C and D.

C is right.

X is more than fungi at ....

D has some modifier problem.
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01 Sep 2006, 11:40
C as modifier problem here.

1. More efficient Than
2. Carbon,.....,and converting it(Carbon)

Both are to be placed as close as possible

So sentence becomes

Plants are more efficient than fungi at acquiring carbon, in the form of carbon dioxide, and converting it to energy-rich sugars.
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01 Sep 2006, 11:41
Dont think C has modifier problem...lol..but its sentence that has the problem and C corrects it.
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01 Sep 2006, 20:11
imaru wrote:
Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than are fungi, in the form of carbon dioxide, and converting it to energy-rich sugars.

A.Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than are fungi
B.Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi
C.Plants are more efficient than fungi at acquiring carbon
D.Plants, more efficient than fungi at acquiring carbon
E.Plants acquire carbon more efficiently than fungi

I am with C.

...carbon, in the form of carbon dioxide,.....

verb is missing in D.so D is out..
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02 Sep 2006, 05:06
ps_dahiya wrote:
This is a straight C.

Ditto
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04 Sep 2006, 11:10
yes. OA is C!
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05 Sep 2006, 04:34
Late, but easy C.
Wish SCs on the real test were this easy
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29 Jun 2010, 15:40
OA is C. However, in C the comparision is between "Plants" and "Fungui at acquiring carbon", which is incorrect.
Could anybody clarify?
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30 Jun 2010, 11:00
noboru wrote:
OA is C. However, in C the comparision is between "Plants" and "Fungui at acquiring carbon", which is incorrect.
Could anybody clarify?
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You are not comparing palnt's efficiency with fungi's efficiency.

So, 'Plants are efficient than fungi' is correct
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29 Jul 2010, 15:15
onedayill wrote:
noboru wrote:
OA is C. However, in C the comparision is between "Plants" and "Fungui at acquiring carbon", which is incorrect.
Could anybody clarify?
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You are not comparing palnt's efficiency with fungi's efficiency.

So, 'Plants are efficient than fungi' is correct

I am not saying that we are comparing plant's efficency with fungi's efficiency, but that the comparision in C is between "Plants" and "Fungi at acquiring carbon", which sounds bad for me.
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29 Jul 2010, 18:24
X is more efficient than Y at acquiring something.

C it is.
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30 Jul 2010, 02:19
seekmba wrote:
X is more efficient than Y at acquiring something.

C it is.

And where is the || between:
X
Y at acquiring something?
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08 Mar 2012, 09:52
I have chosen C for this question:

A. Although the comparison is correct here, the modifier "in the form of carbon dioxide" modifies fungi. This is incorrect.

B. This comparison is very ambiguous. We are left wondering if plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi are at acquiring carbon or if plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than they are at acquiring fungi. Also, the modifier is incorrectly modifying fungi instead of carbon.

C. The modifier modifies carbon correctly. The comparison seems to make sense.

D. The main verb is missing, so this is a sentence fragment.

E. Again, the modifier is modifying fungi instead of carbon.
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Can some one confirm B and E do have comparison error. (Please leave the modifier err and correct ans)
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sujit2k7 wrote:
Can some one confirm B and E do have comparison error. (Please leave the modifier err and correct ans)

E. Plants acquire carbon more efficiently than fungi

Here the intended meaning is changed. Now we mean to say that plants acquire carbon more efficiently than they can acquire fungi. So comparison error.

B. Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi
1. Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than at acquiring fungi OR
2. Plants are more efficient at acquiring carbon than fungi are at acquiring carbon

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