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Today’s technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their production history.

(A) small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their

(B) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than they were at any time in their

(C) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than those at any other time in

(D) more fuel-efficient small cars than those at any other time in their

(E) more fuel-efficient small cars now than at any time in

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04 Aug 2011, 09:28
+1C ||ism, they in B, their in D.
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This can get complex, if you so desire. However, just limit it to two aspects.
1. ‘Their’ has no clear antecedent. We cannot say, whether 'their' is the possessive pronoun of producers or small cars. So drop A, B, and D.
2. When in comparisons between two things, use of 'other' is a customary adjective for excluding the one compared from the rest of others. Note that choice E does not use the term ‘other’. So C is the choice.

Alternately, we can also see whether the comparison is 1)between cars of more fuel efficiency and of the current efficiency or 2) between more number of and the same number of small cars. Whichever way you take, you will finally land in C
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04 Aug 2011, 20:54
daagh wrote:
This can get complex, if you so desire. However, just limit it two aspects.
1. ‘Their’ has no clear antecedent. We cannot say, whether 'their' is the possessive pronoun of producers or small cars. So drop A, B, and D.
2. When in comparisons between two things, use of 'other' is a customary adjective for excluding the one compared from the rest of others. Note that choice E does not use the term ‘other’. So C is the choice.

Alternately, we can also see whether the comparison is 1)between cars of more fuel efficiency and of the current efficiency or 2) between more number of and the same number of small cars. Whichever way you take, you will finally land in C

Thanks for "other" part, I knew this concept but did not apply here. I got the right answer but learning good concept always helps at exam time. Kudos to you.
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05 Aug 2011, 12:24
daagh wrote:
This can get complex, if you so desire. However, just limit it two aspects.
1. ‘Their’ has no clear antecedent. We cannot say, whether 'their' is the possessive pronoun of producers or small cars. So drop A, B, and D.
2. When in comparisons between two things, use of '[color=#0000FF]other' is a customary adjective for excluding the one compared from the rest of others[/color]. Note that choice E does not use the term ‘other’. So C is the choice.

Alternately, we can also see whether the comparison is 1)between cars of more fuel efficiency and of the current efficiency or 2) between more number of and the same number of small cars. Whichever way you take, you will finally land in C

thank you for the 'other' concept
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07 Aug 2011, 14:52
TomB wrote:
Today’s technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their production history.

(A) small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their

(B) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than they were at any time in their

(C) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than those at any other time in

(D) more fuel-efficient small cars than those at any other time in their

(E) more fuel-efficient small cars now than at any time in

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Between B and C which one is best

Between C and E, C seems perfect.
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26 Nov 2012, 20:32
In addition E changes the meaning. making more fuel efficient cars is not the same as making cars more fuel efficient.
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27 Nov 2012, 06:36
TomB wrote:
Today’s technology allows manufacturers to make small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their production history.

(A) small cars more fuel-efficient now than at any time in their

(B) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than they were at any time in their

(C) small cars that are more fuel-efficient than those at any other time in

(D) more fuel-efficient small cars than those at any other time in their

(E) more fuel-efficient small cars now than at any time in

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Between B and C which one is best

How can B and C be considered as correct choices? Both of these items have lost the comparative object. Comparison is suppose to be between now and production history. B, C, D all lost the comparative element now.
I would have considered A or E. Probably would prefer E because more fuel efficient would serve as adjective for small cars. Please advise.
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27 Nov 2012, 06:40
daagh wrote:
This can get complex, if you so desire. However, just limit it to two aspects.
1. ‘Their’ has no clear antecedent. We cannot say, whether 'their' is the possessive pronoun of producers or small cars. So drop A, B, and D.
2. When in comparisons between two things, use of 'other' is a customary adjective for excluding the one compared from the rest of others. Note that choice E does not use the term ‘other’. So C is the choice.

Alternately, we can also see whether the comparison is 1)between cars of more fuel efficiency and of the current efficiency or 2) between more number of and the same number of small cars. Whichever way you take, you will finally land in C

What do you mean others concept. Can you please give some examples and explain?
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09 Feb 2016, 19:29
why there is ambiguity in the use of 'their'. their can't be used for cars right. 'their' must refer to manufacturers.
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