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Thieves steal Hondas and Toyotas from the 1990s more than other models

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Thieves steal Hondas and Toyotas from the 1990s more than other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car.

A. more than other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

B. more than they steal other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

C. more than they do other models because they can dismantle the cars and sell the parts that are worth more than the car

D. more than other models because they can chop the cars up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

E. more than other models because they can dismantle them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car
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A. Step 1: Identifying What Is Tested

o Looking for differences in the options, we can see that some of the options use the verb “dismantle” while others use the verb “chop”.

o Also, the initial part of the answer options following the construction “more than…” varies across the options. Finally, some options use the construction “sell the parts” and some use “sell them for parts”.

B. Step 2: Understanding the Sentence

o The sentence is comparing the propensity of the thieves to steal Hondas and Toyotas. The correct construction should therefore compare the action of stealing Hondas and Toyotas with the action of stealing other models. The sentence should compare verbs (and use the verbs on both sides of the comparison). The correct construction would be “more than they steal other models” or “more than they do other models”.

o In the construction “sell them for parts”, the pronoun “them” is ambiguous. It is not clear whether the pronoun refers to the “Hondas and Toyotas”or to “other models”.

o The verb “chop” would mean to “cut something into pieces using a blunt instrument”. Therefore, the verb “dismantle”, which simply means to “take something apart” would be more appropriate in this context.

C. Step 3: Eliminating Options

o Choices (A) and (D) can be eliminated for any and all of the reasons discussed. The comparison is incomplete, the pronoun is ambiguous, and the verb “chop” is inappropriate.

o Choice (B) corrects the comparison error. However, the pronoun usage is still ambiguous.

o Similarly, choice (E) corrects only the pronoun error. The comparison construction is incorrect as it compares a verb to a noun.

Choice C is the correct answer.

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Thieves steal Hondas and Toyotas from the 1990s more than other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car.

A. more than other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

B. more than they steal other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

C. more than they do other models because they can dismantle the cars and sell the parts that are worth more than the car

D. more than other models because they can chop the cars up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

E. more than other models because they can dismantle them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car


A, D and E are incorrect comparison as it sounds like other models steal more than the thieves

B and C remain. B is incorrect as they dont sell "them" (cars) , they have dismantled the car so they are selling the parts.

C is the correct option

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New post 29 Jul 2017, 21:48
Proper comparision should be done..

theives steal hondas... shud be compared with act of stealing,,,,

+ 1 for C...

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Thieves steal Hondas and Toyotas from the 1990s more than other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car.

A. more than other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car.

B. more than they steal other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car

C. more than they do other models because they can dismantle the cars and sell the parts that are worth more than the car.

D. more than other models because they can chop the cars up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car.

E. more than other models because they can dismantle them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car.

My first reasoning is use of word chop....i think use of this word does not logically convey the exact meaning of the sentence..so i will use Dismantle any day....also in option A,D and E...comparison more than other models seems incorrect...the act of stealing has to be compared rather than the models...

So, only B and C remain.....Thus "C" is the clear winner..
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I Will go with C. It is the correct option.

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Hi Experts,

I agree C is correct choice, but need some clarification regaring choice A, D and E marked as incorrect comparisons

more than [they steal] other models because they can chop them up and sell them for parts that are worth more than the car - is n't the redunduncy removed?

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