The world's fastest growing economy, South Sudan showed a real GDP growth rate of 25 percent, higher than in the most

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The world's fastest growing economy, South Sudan showed a real GDP growth rate of 25 percent, higher than in the most developed countries of the world.

(A) higher than in

(B) higher than that of

(C) and higher than that of

(D) which is higher than in

(E) which is higher than it is in


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Comparison: Need to compare GDP of South Sudan with the GDP of other countries.
X higher than Y. Both X and Y should be parallel.
X is a noun here, so Y should a noun too.

(A) higher than in - Wrong: Comparison. Y isn't a noun.
(B) higher than that of - Correct
(C) and higher than that of - Wrong: Structure and meaning
(D) which is higher than in - Wrong: Comparison. Y isn't a noun.
(E) which is higher than it is in - Wrong: Comparison. Can't use "it" for comparison since it implies the same copy.