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## In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German

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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:21 am
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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German archaeologist Schliemann cut through Troy and uncovered a civilization a thousand years older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew.

a> older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew

b> more ancient than the city known to Homer’s heroes

c> older than was the city known to Homer’s heroes

d> more ancient of a city than Homer’s heroes knew

e> older of a city than was the one known to Homer’s heroes

OA B

pls explain why the answer is not C

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Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:35 am
heymayank08 wrote:
In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German archaeologist Schliemann cut through Troy and uncovered a civilization a thousand years older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew.

a> older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew

b> more ancient than the city known to Homer’s heroes

c> older than was the city known to Homer’s heroes

d> more ancient of a city than Homer’s heroes knew

e> older of a city than was the one known to Homer’s heroes

OA B

pls explain why the answer is not C
B is correct because of proper comparison and correct more X than Y structure.
C is incorrect because the comparison should be between civilization and city, the word "was" is not correct.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:39 am
ohk..
now i got it
initially i was confused whether to use WAS.
but now it is clear
thanks a ton

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