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The old geezer aggravated his younger counterparts by

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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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02 Dec 2008, 01:29
Is it a war of synonyms?

IMO A, I don't want to change the meaning.. in B, 'more work than they' is incorrect
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02 Dec 2008, 03:38
but OA is not A. in fact I was shocked by OA.
atletikos wrote:
Is it a war of synonyms?

IMO A, I don't want to change the meaning.. in B, 'more work than they' is incorrect
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02 Dec 2008, 04:47
To me, B seems ok. "they" should compare with "old geezer".
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02 Dec 2008, 05:37
OA is E
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02 Dec 2008, 08:45
I thought A too, can someone explain the OE?
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03 Dec 2008, 15:25
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ritula wrote:
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)

Good qtn
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04 Dec 2008, 23:32
What is the source? Is change of word (like geezer to man, etc.) expected here?
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05 Dec 2008, 07:37
it is one of the practice tests frm 800score.com
scthakur wrote:
What is the source? Is change of word (like geezer to man, etc.) expected here?

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Re: SC: they/them   [#permalink] 05 Dec 2008, 07:37
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