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# Since the President was caught having an affair, nearly 10000 men have

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Updated on: 04 Oct 2015, 12:30
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Since the President was caught having an affair, nearly 10000 men have been sued for divorce, which is more than had been sued in the past five years combined.

(A) which is more than had been sued
(B) more than had been sued
(C) more than they had sued
(D) more than had experienced suits
(E) which is more than had experienced suits

Originally posted by ParmarKP on 03 Oct 2015, 00:31.
Last edited by ParmarKP on 04 Oct 2015, 12:30, edited 1 time in total.
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03 Oct 2015, 06:45
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(A) which is more than had been sued --- which has no proper reference.
(B) more than had been sued --- good enough; have been sued is parallel with had been used
(C) more than they had sued --- they? who?
(D) more than had experienced suits --- experienced is used for pleasant things while suffered is used unpleasant things; looks as if a divorce suit is a pleasant thing .
(E) which is more than had experienced suits – ‘which’ has no referent and carries the same mistake as in D

B seems to be correct; Why the title says, when none seems correct?
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03 Oct 2015, 06:49
please underline the necessary portion of the sentence.

which refers to divorce instead of action in which 10000 men get sued. so A and E are incorrect.
C is confusing in meaning since it means that 10k men have been sued for divorce and this figure is more than these 10k sued others.
use if they adds improper meaning to the sentence.
D is awkward since experienced suits is passive and experience of getting sued is meaning less.

the sentence means that
more than the divorce cases filed in past five years combined, these 10k divorce cases is large in number.
past perfect also fits to the bill according to the scenario.
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20 Jun 2017, 08:45
Can someone point me to some information on why "which" refers to divorce and not "men"? Where is this rule written?

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21 Jun 2017, 13:15
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It was a battle between A and B.

Since the President was caught having an affair, nearly 10000 men have been
sued for divorce, which is more than had been sued in the past five years combined.
(A) which is more than had been sued
(B) more than had been sued

I chose A even though it seemed wrong and it was clearly wrong as relative pronoun "which" shouldn't be modifying "divorce".
But B also has a problem that "no clause after than", since we are comparing divorces before and after president was caught. Can you please shed some light in this matter. Any help would be appreciated.
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02 Oct 2018, 03:00
ParmarKP wrote:
Since the President was caught having an affair, nearly 10000 men have been sued for divorce, which is more than had been sued in the past five years combined.

(A) which is more than had been sued
(B) more than had been sued
(C) more than they had sued
(D) more than had experienced suits
(E) which is more than had experienced suits

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

‘Which’ does not refer to ‘divorce’. Eliminate A and E. Choice C has a pronoun with no clear reference. Who is the ‘they’ who had sued the men? B is closer in meaning to the original sentence than D is. The men had been sued rather than just experiencing suits. The correct answer is B.
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