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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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Re: QOTD #31 Even though many more students are present in the class today [#permalink]

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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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(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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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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Re: QOTD #31 Even though many more students are present in the class today [#permalink]

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Is D correct ?

I think many more doesn't make sense. repetition
Some body please explain
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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 -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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