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# The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of M

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14 Sep 2018, 02:55
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The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of her neighbor.

(A) affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of

(B) affected the children of Maria less drastically than

(C) affected the children of Maria less dramatically than they have

(D) dramatically affected the children of Maria less than

(E) dramatically affected the children of Maria and

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14 Sep 2018, 02:59
The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of her neighbor.

Children are compared not the neighbours or Maria.
Hence Option A is correct.
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14 Sep 2018, 05:06
A it is.

The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of her neighbor.

The meaning conveyed here is - The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of Maria less drastically than Children of her neighbor.
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15 Sep 2018, 11:59
The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of her neighbor.

(A) affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of Correct grammer and comparison.

(B) affected the children of Maria less drastically than wrong compairison.

(C) affected the children of Maria less dramatically than they have Change in meaning.

(D) dramatically affected the children of Maria less than Change in meaning.

(E) dramatically affected the children of Maria and Change in meaning baba.
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17 Sep 2018, 00:39
Bunuel wrote:
The humidity, air pollution, and noise have affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of her neighbor.

(A) affected the children of Maria less drastically than those of

(B) affected the children of Maria less drastically than

(C) affected the children of Maria less dramatically than they have

(D) dramatically affected the children of Maria less than

(E) dramatically affected the children of Maria and

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

What is the comparison being made in this sentence? It is being made between two sets of children: Maria’s and her neighbor’s. Choices B, C, D and E all imply that the comparison is being made between Maria’s children and her neighbor, not between Maria’s children and her neighbor’s children. Choice A is the correct answer.
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19 Oct 2018, 04:23
...the factors have affected the children of Maria more/less than the children of her neighbour.

Just that instead of repeating the noun 'the children' the correct answer has replaced it with 'those'. All other options are missing the prepositional phrase structure of the comparison.

Hope it helps.
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