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Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.

(A) as being less efficient than in
(B) as less efficient than it is in
(C) as less efficient than that of
(D) to be less efficient than that of
(E) to have been less efficient than it is in


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Can someone explain C and D, what is "that" referring to is it "manner of walking"?
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Can someone explain C and D, what is that referring to


"that" in D and C refers to manner of walking

Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.

The first split I can think of is "in" VS "of". We are comparing the "manner of walking" and the not underlined portion uses a possessive construct:
hominids' manner of walking == manner of walking of the hominids
the second term should mantain this construct: out A B E.

(C) as less efficient than that of
(D) to be less efficient than that of

Now it's an idiomatic issue. "regard Something AS or TO BE". The correct form is the first one and C is the correct answer.

Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as less efficient than that (manner of walking) of modern human beings.

Hope it's clear
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Hi!
The correct idiom is: regard as.
Example: The level of ash is at higher density than aircraft manufacturers regard as safe for engines.

1. Using the idiom regards as - one can eliminate answer choices D & E.
2. Now the sentence structure: Some people regard the (the early hominids' manner) as less efficient than that (that is used to compare ''manner'') of modern human beings.

Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as less efficient than that of modern human beings.

(A) as being less efficient than in (wrong comparison)
(B) as less efficient than it is in (wrong comparison)
(C) as less efficient than that of --> correct. the manner of X is compared to the manner of Y.
(D) to be less efficient than that of (eliminated--> idiom is: regard as.)
(E) to have been less efficient than it is in (eliminated--> idiom is: regard as.)
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Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.

(A) as being less efficient than in
(B) as less efficient than it is in Manner of walking in modern Human beings is nonsensical
(C) as less efficient than that of
(D) to be less efficient than that of
(E) to have been less efficient than it is in

Regard X as Y. X (the early hominids' manner of walking) is Noun, thus, Y should be Noun.
Thus, A, D, E are out

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Hi experts,

Why is D incorrect?
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Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.


(C) as less efficient than that of
(D) to be less efficient than that of


regard X as Y is correct idiom
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kanigmat011 wrote:
Hi experts,

Why is D incorrect?



The idiom is “Regard as / Regarded as” and based on this D and E are out.
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Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.

(A) as being less efficient than in -- Parallelism issue , usage of being
(B) as less efficient than it is in - 'it' is troublesome, because it seems to refer back to the early hominids' manner of walking (something that clearly can't be seen in modern human beings) ;bad parallelism: the first part uses a possessive construction, not the preposition 'in', so the second must use a similar construction
(C) as less efficient than that of -- Correct
(D) to be less efficient than that of -- regard to be is unidiomatic
(E) to have been less efficient than it is in -- same as D

Answer C

'that of' (singular) and 'those of' (plural) are possessive constructions that allow us to write parallel comparisons without the bothersome repetition of specific nouns.

for instance:
Beethoven's symphonies were more revolutionary than Bach <-- wrong, because music is being compared to a person
Beethoven's symphonies were more revolutionary than Bach's symphonies <-- correct, but with bothersome repetition
Beethoven's symphonies were more revolutionary than Bach's <-- ok according to most sources, but i've never seen the gmat use the apostrophe+s for a plural
Beethoven's symphonies were more revolutionary than those of Bach <-- the best way to write this sentence.
in the last of these, 'those of bach' = 'bach's symphonies'.
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Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.

(A) as being less efficient than in
- Incorrect. "being" = wrong. also, illogical comparison -- here, compares the hominids' manner of walking to modern human beings.

(B) as less efficient than it is in
- Incorrect. Doesn't make sense.

(C) as less efficient than that of
- Correct. "That of" makes the [manner of walking] a clear comparison.

(D) to be less efficient than that of
- Incorrect. "regard to be" = wrong idiom. Should be "regard as".

(E) to have been less efficient than it is in
- Incorrect. Same as "D". "regard to be" = wrong idiom. Should be "regard as".

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fozzzy wrote:
Some anthropologists regard the early hominids' manner of walking as being less efficient than in modern human beings.

(A) as being less efficient than in
(B) as less efficient than it is in
(C) as less efficient than that of
(D) to be less efficient than that of
(E) to have been less efficient than it is in


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Can someone explain C and D, what is "that" referring to is it "manner of walking"?


Here's my POE. Please correct me if something is incorrect.

First split: Use "AS" because we have to compare clauses. D and E out.

Second split: To maintain parallelism, and because it is idiomatically correct, "THAT OF" is better than "than it is" or "than in" . A and B out.
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New post 03 Jan 2018, 07:35
It should be D as in C it means that Morden man also has efficient but it is better than hominids

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