Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.58)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


Ramesh is as tall if not, taller than Mahesh.

[A]. not as tall but
[B]. not so tall but as
[C]. as tall as, if not
[D]. as if not
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option C


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Lingam said: (Jun 9, 2010)  
I think option A is correct.

Jassi said: (Aug 18, 2011)  
I also think that the answer should be 'A'

Divyasri said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Friends I think answer C is correct, because according to the sentence there are two possibilities (i) either ramesh is as tall as mahesh (ii) or he might be taller than mahesh.

Option A says that ramesh is taller than mahesh only.

Sandy said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
We too opt for A and if C IS right answer could you please explain us.

Ranjith said: (Dec 1, 2011)  
Answer C IS CORRECT because there are two possibilities.

Kabir said: (Oct 14, 2012)  
I sincerely believe that Answer A might be correct. But then again, it all depends upon the person who designed this sentence and what he/she had in mind. If there were two possibilities, then of course option C makes more sense, but if the sentence was intended for a singular meaning, then option A might be the correct one. I believe this question is a bit debatable.

Nakool said: (May 10, 2013)  
There is a rule that if there are two comparison adjectives used in a sentence, then they must be completed in themselves. So option c is correct. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Abhayraj Sn said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
I would like to suggest NEW option, the sentence from which I get easily.

Ramesh is not so tall but taller than Mahesh.

Please suggest or correct me.

Rajat said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
It should be D.

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