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More of... than

by Tdot23 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:42 am
Hi Community,
Please see my question below:

That the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position is more of landmark in the industry than her being a woman.

a. her being a woman
b. being a woman is
c. her womanhood
d. that she was a woman
e. that she is a woman

correct ac: "e"

Is the reason for E as a correct ac b/c we need some sort of pronoun or preposition after "than" as we see after "more"?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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by henryjejo » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:22 pm
Hi NYC23,

Below is my reasoning...

"Being" refers to "in the state of". The sentence does not seem to imply this. The sentence says, 'She is a woman'....not 'in the state of woman'.

Eliminate A,B - Refers to a State
C - is similar to A,B. It refers to a state.
D - Was is incorrect
E - Bingo...no tense error and reflects the intended meaning.

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by gh_chandra2000 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:41 am
"That the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position" should be parallel to the one that follows "than".

"that she is a woman" is parallel to "that the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position".. Hence, option e is correct.

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by EducationAisle » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:17 am
If we "invert" the sentence, perhaps it would be easier to comprehend the parallelism:

It is more of a landmark that X happened than that Y happened.
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