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# QOTD #31 Even though many more students are present in the class today

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Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

(A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure

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08 Jan 2018, 20:18
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Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

A comparison question. There are two comparisons:
1. Comparison between the number of students in class today vs yesterday
2. Number of students in class today vs yesterday

Both comparisons are incorrect in the original sentence as the entities being compared on either side of 'than' are not similar.

Option (E) rectifies both the errors and hence should be the correct answer.
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09 Jan 2018, 11:39
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(A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week - Parallelism error as verb is missing before yesterday
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week - had been is not a correct verb used
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week - much is incorrect
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s - many X than Y construction error
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure - Correct
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09 Jan 2018, 12:37
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Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

(A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure

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Hi,
Let's try to find error/s in the given sentence.
There are two comparisons in this sentence.
1.no. of students present in the class today are compared with the no. of students present yesterday.
2. this no. is still less than last week's no.

A. has comparison error in both the clauses.
In the first dependent clause the no. of students present in the class today are wrongly compared to yesterday.
They must be compared to the no. of students that were present yesterday instead of just 'YESTERDAY'.

The second clause i.e independent clause also has an comparison error as it compares no. to last week instead of last week's no.
B. comparison error in the second clause definitely.
C.Much is a non countable word .Again error in comparison in the first clause.
D. I rejected it because last week's I think should be followed by no. or figure basically a noun.Also we need more in the first clause.

E. seemed way better than D. It rectifies both the comparison error in a very clean way "as compared to D".
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09 Jan 2018, 16:16
Is D correct ?

I think many more doesn't make sense. repetition
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18 Jan 2018, 02:05
Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

(A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week -incorrect comparison
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week -incorrect comparison; lower is incorrect
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week -much is incorrect
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s -more is missing
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure -CORRECT
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26 May 2018, 21:36
hi Experts,

Can you please suggest what is the issue with option D? I think in the first part, it does compare the number of students of yesterday and today correctly. It is understood that the students are being compared. Can't ellipsis work here?

Why do we have to choose E?
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26 May 2018, 23:16
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(A) many ((more students)) are present in the class today ((than yesterday)), this number is still smaller than last week - incorrect comparison. More students is compared to yesterday.

(B) many more students are present in the class today than ((had been)) yesterday, this number is still lower than last week

(C) ((much)) ((more students)) are present in the class today ((than yesterday)), this number is still lower than the figure for last week
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s - incorrect.
If we break this up - many students are present in the class today as compared to many students present in the class yesterday - weird...with more it does not make any sense. Hence, eliminated this.

(E) many ((more students)) are present in the class today ((than ((were)) present yesterday)), this ((number is still lower)) than ((last week’s figure)) - very clear comparison. Tense error and comparison error both have been removed.

Hence imo E.

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27 May 2018, 00:57
A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week- This answer choice states that students are more than yesterday which is incorrect comparison. It also incorrectly compares the number with last week and smaller is not correct to use here- kicked off
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week - usage of “ had been” here is not correct. Number is compared with last week - kicked off
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week - much and for are not correct to use here. Students is compared with yesterday - kicked off
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s - changes the meaning by slightly by eliminating “ more”. Less is not correct to use here - kicked off
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure- correct

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27 May 2018, 01:07
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Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

(A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure

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Isn't many and more redundant here as both convey same meaning i.e., many numbers.
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27 May 2018, 01:11
Well, it meant that the number is more than that of yesterday’s by many-not by one, or two, or few.

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27 May 2018, 01:43
Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

(A) many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week
(B) many more students are present in the class today than had been yesterday, this number is still lower than last week
(C) much more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still lower than the figure for last week
(D) many students are present in the class today as compared to yesterday, this number is still less than last week’s
(E) many more students are present in the class today than were present yesterday, this number is still lower than last week’s figure

Isn't many and more redundant here as both convey same meaning i.e., many numbers.

Hi tejyr,

Many (80/100) were present yesterday, and many more (95/100) are present today.

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27 May 2018, 12:11
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(A) many ((more students)) are present in the class today ((than yesterday)), this number is still smaller than last week - incorrect comparison. More students is compared to yesterday.

Hi,

Don't you think that in option A: Even though many more students are present in the class today than yesterday, this number is still smaller than last week.

The first part is okay because of ellipsis, and the error is in the second part? Thanks
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27 May 2018, 17:36
I don't think GMAT defend the use "as compared to".

That's why D is wrong.
E is winner.
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28 May 2018, 06:29
SajjitaKundu wrote:
hi Experts,

Can you please suggest what is the issue with option D? I think in the first part, it does compare the number of students of yesterday and today correctly. It is understood that the students are being compared. Can't ellipsis work here?

Why do we have to choose E?

The correct way to compare is "more A than B", not "many A than B".
(D) is not correct.
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