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The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that of any other year.

a. The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that of any other year
b. the performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than in any other year
c. The iron and steel industry's performance this year has been better in comparison to any other year
d. The iron and steel industry's performance has been better this year than any other year
e. This year the performance of the iron and steel industry has been better than that of any other year's performance.
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The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that of any other year.
a. The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that of any other year
This sentence is incorrect since the sentence compares performance with year. use of ' that' creates ambiguity wrt whether ' that' refers to performance or year
b. the performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than in any other year
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c. The iron and steel industry's performance this year has been better in comparison to any other year
This sentence is incorrect since the sentence compares performance with year.
d. The iron and steel industry's performance has been better this year than any other year
This sentence is incorrect since the sentence compares performance with year.
e. This year the performance of the iron and steel industry has been better than that of any other year's performance.[/quote]
This sentence is incorrect since the use of that and year's performance create redundancy
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The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that of any other year.

a. The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that of any other year
b. the performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than in any other year
c. The iron and steel industry's performance this year has been better in comparison to any other year
d. The iron and steel industry's performance has been better this year than any other year
e. This year the performance of the iron and steel industry has been better than that of any other year's performance.

It is difficult to reconcile with one aspect of this reporting. In reality, a performance half way through this year is not comparable with the finished preferences of earlier years. Unless one would qualify this year's performance with the phrase " so far", the comparison is meaningless. No one does it logically. That is the reason the verb 'has been' is rather incongruous.
Notwithstanding that, the problem with B is that while it could be logically meaningful. It is structurally unparallel with a bare period on one side and a prepositional phrase on the other.
The errors in other choices couldn't be more apparent.
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A good use of ellipses. We can omit the word "performance". Answer B
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What is wrong with option A? Kindly explain..
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Can anyone please explain why is option A incorrect. Here That refers to performance. so the sentence will be like:

The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that (performance) of any other year.

Where am I going wrong??
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Can anyone please explain why is option A incorrect. Here That refers to performance. so the sentence will be like:

The performance of the iron and steel industry this year has been better than that (performance) of any other year.

Where am I going wrong??


Yes that can compare back to performance but you are comparing " The performance of the iron and steel industry this year with the performance of any other year, but with whose performance ?
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New post 20 Jan 2019, 23:13
A compares ‘performance’ with ‘any other year’. C and D do the same thing. In option E, ‘that’ refers to ‘year’s performance’, so both did not have to be used. This means E should betaken out, as it has a redundant statement.

So B is the right answer.
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