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Pronoun:Arguing that the dominance of an economic theory

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Arguing that the dominance of an economic theory has more to do with the persuasive skills of its expositors than with its accuracy in predicting economic
events, Professor McCloskey examines the rhetorical practices of economists.

○○ its expositors than with its
○○ these expositors than its
○○ its expositors compared to its
○○ the theory’s expositors than their
○○ its expositors than with their

Originally posted by anurag7mukharya on 07 Aug 2016, 06:10.
Last edited by Abhishek009 on 17 Oct 2016, 11:24, edited 1 time in total.
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Can someone help with the answer
Is it answer option C?
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anurag7mukharya wrote:
Arguing that the dominance of an economic theory has more to do with the persuasive skills of its expositors than with its accuracy in predicting economic
events, Professor McCloskey examines the rhetorical practices of economists.

○○ its expositors than with its
○○ these expositors than its
○○ its expositors compared to its
○○ the theory’s expositors than their
○○ its expositors than with their


I will go with A.

correct idiom is more.. than...

Only A retains parallelism.

more to do with.. than with..

Also, here its clearly refers to economic theory.
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anurag7mukharya wrote:
Arguing that the dominance of an economic theory has more to do with the persuasive skills of its expositors than with its accuracy in predicting economic
events, Professor McCloskey examines the rhetorical practices of economists.

○○ its expositors than with its
○○ these expositors than its
○○ its expositors compared to its
○○ the theory’s expositors than their
○○ its expositors than with their



IMO : A

This is an eclipse concept problem. " To Do" is self understood after THAN in opt A.

Also, Opt D and E are wrong because of change in meaning. Their refers to expositors (wrong)

More X than Y, thus C is wrong

Btw A and B

B) "these" use is redundant and incorrect .

A is correct .
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anurag7mukharya wrote:
Arguing that the dominance of an economic theory has more to do with the persuasive skills of its expositors than with its accuracy in predicting economic
events, Professor McCloskey examines the rhetorical practices of economists.

○○ its expositors than with its
○○ these expositors than its
○○ its expositors compared to its
○○ the theory’s expositors than their
○○ its expositors than with their


We want to say that Arguing that the dominance of an economic theory has more to do with the persuasive skills of theory's expositors than with theory's accuracy in predicting economic
events, Professor McCloskey examines the rhetorical practices of economists.

Also more (to do with) persuasive... than (with) accuracy...
So A
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New post 30 Jul 2017, 00:08
The sentence is correct as written. Here the pronoun “its” clearly refers to “theory,” so the use is correct. Eliminate (D) and (E), which use “their.” Also, (A) is the only choice that maintains correct parallel structure in the two-part construction “more to do with . . . than with . . .” Thus, choice (A) is the correct answer. Eliminate (B) and (C) because they violate the parallel structure.
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