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The old geezer aggravated his younger counterparts by consistently producing more work than them.

A) The old geezer aggravated his younger counterparts by consistently producing more work than them.

B) The old geezer aggravated the younger counterparts by consistently producing more work than they.

C) The old geezer irritated the younger workers by consistently producing more work than them.

D) The old man irritated his younger workers by consistently producing more work than them.

E) The old man irritated his younger workers by consistently producing more work than they.

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Is it a war of synonyms? :-D

IMO A, I don't want to change the meaning.. in B, 'more work than they' is incorrect

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but OA is not A. in fact I was shocked by OA.
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Is it a war of synonyms? :-D

IMO A, I don't want to change the meaning.. in B, 'more work than they' is incorrect

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To me, B seems ok. "they" should compare with "old geezer".

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OA is E :shock:

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I thought A too, can someone explain the OE?

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The old geezer aggravated his younger counterparts by consistently producing more work than them.

A) The old geezer aggravated his younger counterparts by consistently producing more work than them.

B) The old geezer aggravated the younger counterparts by consistently producing more work than they.

C) The old geezer irritated the younger workers by consistently producing more work than them.

D) The old man irritated his younger workers by consistently producing more work than them.

E) The old man irritated his younger workers by consistently producing more work than they.


One more comparison

More X than Y

X=work produced by old man

Y=them or they??

Them means younger colleagues , which make comparisin illogical and hence Y must be they ( produce) or in short

Y=work they produce


Aggravate means to intensify an already worse situation..

Hence E

More work than (work) they (produce)

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What is the source? Is change of word (like geezer to man, etc.) expected here?

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it is one of the practice tests frm 800score.com
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What is the source? Is change of word (like geezer to man, etc.) expected here?

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