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# With a mass of just over 11 pounds, elephant brains are larger than an

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06 Oct 2019, 04:27
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With a mass of just over 11 pounds, elephant brains are larger than any other land animal.

A) larger than any other
B) larger compared to any other
C) larger than that of any other
D) larger than those of any other
E) larger than those of
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06 Oct 2019, 04:43
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LoneSurvivor wrote:
With a mass of just over 11 pounds, elephant brains are larger than any other land animal.

A) larger than any other
B) larger compared to any other
C) larger than that of any other
D) larger than those of any other
E) larger than those of

A, B, and E are comparing the size of elephant brain with the size of other animals; therefore, incorrect.

C is incorrect because the question statement has used brains (plural) while C is talking about just one.

Therefore, D.
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06 Oct 2019, 05:11
LoneSurvivor wrote:
With a mass of just over 11 pounds, elephant brains are larger than any other land animal.

A) larger than any other
B) larger compared to any other
C) larger than that of any other
D) larger than those of any other
E) larger than those of

The "Elephant brains" should be compared to "brains of any other land animal".

A & B are incorrect, since they are comparing "Elephant brains" to "any other land animal".

E is comparing "Elephant Brains" with "those (brains) of land animal". It misses "any other" and that is where the problem is. Elephant brains are not just heavier than "brains of land animal" but heavier than "brains of any other land animal". Therefore E is incorrect.

Between C & D, C incorrectly uses the singular "that" to refer to "elephant brains" and hence is incorrect.

So D should be the right answer.

Thanks.
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06 Oct 2019, 05:14
MsInvBanker wrote:
LoneSurvivor wrote:
With a mass of just over 11 pounds, elephant brains are larger than any other land animal.

A) larger than any other
B) larger compared to any other
C) larger than that of any other
D) larger than those of any other
E) larger than those of

A, B, and E are comparing the size of elephant brain with the size of other animals; therefore, incorrect.

C is incorrect because the question statement has used brains (plural) while C is talking about just one.

Therefore, D.

@"MsInvBanker"

IMHO, E is correctly comparing the "Elephant brains" with "brains" by using "those", but it is incorrect since it misses "any other". Thanks.
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