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The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians


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The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

OA is B

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I can hardly understand why option B is better than option A. Could anybody explain me, please?

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The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

OA is B

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I can hardly understand why option B is better than option A. Could anybody explain me, please?

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Hello my friend.

To answer you in precise manner.
Comparison is usually done within singular entities or within plural entities. Comparing one with all is not a right way of comparison. Your doubt is entirely justifiable. But in GMAT SC we are to choose the best amongst the following. B is a much better and clearer form of A, which compares similar entities. If there wouldn't have been answer choice B , A would be the best choice.

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The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

OA is B

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I can hardly understand why option B is better than option A. Could anybody explain me, please?

Thank you very much


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The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

OA is B

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Option is better than option A because of the wrong usage of singular and plural words .

1) In the sentence "those" is wrong because "temple" is singular.

2) "Mesopotamians" should be "Mesopotamians' ".

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The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians


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Close choice between A and B, but B wins as it is more precise. ING modifier "mirroring" is better than relative pronoun "that".
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Problem with A is there is no clear antecedent for "those".
Had option A read as, The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored temples of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques, it would have been the best
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aaba wrote:
The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians and therefore may have studied the works of other cultures, an advantage that might explain why they eventually adopted more advanced masonry techniques.

A The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple that mirrored those of the Mesopotamians

B The early Greeks designed a mud-brick temple mirroring a Mesopotamian one

C The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored a Mesopotamian design

D The early Greeks' mud-brick temples mirrored the Mesopotamians'

E The mud-brick temples of the early Greeks mirrored those of the Mesopotamians


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C is incorrect, the temple is supposed to mirror a Mesopotamian Temple, not a Mesopotamian Design. There is a parallelism break in A, a singular nouns is being compared to a plural one. D changes the meaning, the sentence is supposed to say that the early Greeks designed a temple that mirrored the Mesopotamian temple, not just that they had one. Same issue with E, B is the right option.
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