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Only in E, there is a comparison between Javelin and discus, other options compare Javelin's sharp point and discus, which is not correct.
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New post 21 Aug 2016, 09:12
Lets compare
More dangerous - This will not allow you to present a counter argument. If you are more obvious that Javelin is dangerous than Discuss, then how can you present a counter argument stating discuss is more dangerous and causes more injuries to bystanders?

Obviously dangerous - This will allow you to present a counter argument.

Correct answer is E.
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New post 19 Dec 2016, 08:40
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The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.
javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,
javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,
javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,

We can actually look at other things in the sentence apart from more obviously or obviously more. A is incorrect because it makes a wrong comparison: the sharp point and the javillion . B uses a parallel marker 'and' , which is not correct. Only e remains as it properly uses semi colon to separate the two independent sentences , plus solves the problem by using a modifier for javelin. E wins.


Please can you explain the boldened bit, didn't quite get that?
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Marcab wrote:
The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.
javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,
javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,
javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,


there are two independent clauses before and after the semicolon.According to the meaning of the sentence we need a contrast with both these ICs.therefore the use of MOREOVER is wrong .THATS WHY A is wrong.

in C and D we are comparing sharp point with DISCUSS ==>this is wrong comparison.

option B is wrong because IS => linking verb AND SHOULD NEVER BE FOLLOWED BY ADVERBS.
In option B IS is followed by OBVIOUSLY this is wrong.

HENCE E



From where do you got that rule that a linking verb should never be followed by an adverb ?
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From where do you got that rule that a linking verb should never be followed by an adverb ?


I agree with your point. I am also not aware of any such rule.

B is incorrect because it changes the original meaning of the sentence.

As per the original meaning, sharp point makes javelin more dangerous, but in B this meaning is distorted. Hence wrong.
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IMO E .
E removes ambiguity from the subject and clearly uses proper sentence structure.
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The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.

(A) javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,
(B) javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,
(C) javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
(D) javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
(E) javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,
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blueseas wrote:
Marcab wrote:
The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.
javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,
javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,
javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,


there are two independent clauses before and after the semicolon.According to the meaning of the sentence we need a contrast with both these ICs.therefore the use of MOREOVER is wrong .THATS WHY A is wrong.

in C and D we are comparing sharp point with DISCUSS ==>this is wrong comparison.

option B is wrong because IS => linking verb AND SHOULD NEVER BE FOLLOWED BY ADVERBS.
In option B IS is followed by OBVIOUSLY this is wrong.

HENCE E



C is comparing the sharp point with discuss .
D is comparing javelin with sharp point -This might need revisiting .

D can also b mean answer ?
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New post 30 Jul 2018, 12:25
Thank you everyone for your valuable inputs. But I am still not totally convinced.

"More obviously dangerous" is used to show that the danger posed by the javelin is more obvious than that posed by the discus. So, it means that "more" is modifying "obviously" and not "dangerous". So then if I remove "more obviously" from the sentence, the sentence would read as - Javelin, with its sharp point, is dangerous than the discus. This sentence is incorrect as there is no comparison. So the word "more" is required and it should be used for "dangerous".

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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What about "obviously more dangerous" vs "more obviously dangerous"?
What is the difference in the meaning in these two?


Hi Marcab,

Both of the sentences convey different meaning
obviously more dangerous - This means that "It is CLEAR that X is more dangerous THAN Y"
more obviously dangerous - This means that "That X is more dangerous THAN Y and this fact is MORE obvious or overt"

As far the this questions is concerned "obviously more dangerous" is INCORRECT and "more obviously dangerous" is CORRECT.

To understand why MORE OBVIOUSLY is correct, look at the contrasting word "HOWEVER" and the meaning of the non-underlined portion

The javelin, with its sharp point, is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.
This sentence fails to highlight the intended contrast

The javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.
This sentence highlight the intended contrast

I hope this will clear your doubts.


To make the diff. in two appear more clearer, I would recommend using "apparently" for "obviously" during the process of elimination
- apparently more dangerous - is actually more dangerous
- more apparently dangerous - seems to be more dangerous
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New post 13 Sep 2018, 21:29
Nice trick question - more obviously dangerous and obviously more dangerous mean two different things and that changes the approach here.
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