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# Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious

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Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it
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12 Sep 2007, 19:59
Parbe wrote:
Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it

A) instead of by is wrong
C) instead of by is wrong
D) rather than by is wrong
E) usage of such and it

B because of the usage of like. 'such as' refers to specific examples while like refers not only those specific examples but others too. also use of 'rather than' and 'for them' is correct.
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13 Sep 2007, 00:08
Man prounouns galore.

Elminate anything ending w/ them. Because religion is singular.

Kills B&D.

Such is used for examples, so at this point I said E.
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16 Sep 2007, 09:53
"Instead of by" is very wrong.

I knew that there was problem with "it" and "them" but i got a bit confused. The plural word buildings and spaces made me think that "them" was needed.
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23 Jul 2010, 04:41
religion is sometimes [highlight]better[/highlight] served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

In the end of sentence, "it" is a correct pronoun. Leave "A,C,E" three options.

A is better.....than B. Only answer E shows it.
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E for me.

"better X than Y"

Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it - idiomatic. 'such adapted spaces' correctly refers to 'auditorium' and 'storefront'
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18 Aug 2016, 05:35
Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it

Since we are referring to examples - auditorium or storefront - we could use such - so for me it boiled down to D and E. Also, we are talking about religious belief and hence should end with it.

E fits the bill
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31 Jan 2017, 03:33
Hi All,

Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it — We just needed this "than" to make the comparison complete
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30 Mar 2017, 12:23
Parbe wrote:
Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.
(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it

instead of - wrong...it's a mistake that throws in your eyes, screaming - reject me!
A/C out.

in B and D - we have the pronoun them, which refers to "religion" - improper usage of pronoun (doesn't agree in number - religion is singular, while them is plural).

E remains.
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30 Mar 2017, 20:31
nickimonckom wrote:
Hi All,

Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it — We just needed this "than" to make the comparison complete

Can you elaborate on the highlighted section? I'm not able to find an existing comparison in the stem
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nickimonckom wrote:
Hi All,

Those who come to church with a predisposition to religious belief will be happy in an auditorium or even a storefront, and there is no doubt that religion is sometimes better served by adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it.

(A) adapted spaces of this kind instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(B) adapted spaces like these rather than some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(C) these adapted spaces instead of by some of the buildings actually designed for it — Since there is already a comparison in the stem, there is no need to add "instead of"
(D) such adapted spaces rather than by some of the buildings actually designed for them — Religion is singular
(E) such adapted spaces than by some of the buildings actually designed for it — We just needed this "than" to make the comparison complete

Can you elaborate on the highlighted section? I'm not able to find an existing comparison in the stem

The comparison in the stem is what I have written in blue : Better served by adapted space.... by some of the building
We are comparing "adapted space" with "some of the building" in their way to serve the religion. The comparison is triggered by the use of "is better served" — better is a comparative — but incomplete because we need a "than" to make it stands properly.

The option C is adding another comparative indicator and makes the awkward construction : Better served by (x) instead of by (y)

The option E is the only one which makes the proper comparison : Better served by (x) than by (y)
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10 Feb 2018, 17:03
Guys but is "such than" in (E) not unidiomatic?

ideally such should be followed with "as" only to make it idiomatic.
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