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# The editor assumed ....

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20 Sep 2013, 03:51
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The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

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OA: B

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by yaj on 21 Sep 2013, 11:56, edited 1 time in total.

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20 Sep 2013, 04:08
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yaj wrote:
The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !

CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE is :
MORE X...THAN Y
MORE X ...RATHER THAN Y is INCORRECT .

OA should be C IMO
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20 Sep 2013, 10:02
blueseas wrote:
yaj wrote:
The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !

CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE is :
MORE X...THAN Y
MORE X ...RATHER THAN Y is INCORRECT .

OA should be C IMO

I second you.
OA should be C.

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20 Sep 2013, 11:58
yaj wrote:
The editor assumed that the readers would find the story of private citizen Eliot Spitzer far more interesting and thought provoking over the story of how Newsweek journalist Jonathan Darman got that story.

A) thought provoking over

B) thought provoking rather than

C) thought provoking than

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I chose B! Can someone explain why 'rather than' is incorrect when compared with 'than' !

IMO C

More X than Y as everyone mentioned. I believe you did a small typo while mentioning the OA.

I'm sure B was your choice and you wanted to know what's wrong with "rather than".

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23 Feb 2014, 14:18
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Moderator should edit OA of this question.
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02 Sep 2017, 03:30
Hello expert, among b and c, which one is correct?

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02 Sep 2017, 07:39
C is correct ...OA needs to be edited...

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03 Sep 2017, 00:00
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The OA should clearly be C. Moderators, could you please change the OA to C.

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