Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.8)

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.


The population of Tokyo is greater than that of any other town in the world.

[A]. greatest among any other
[B]. greater than all other
[C]. greater than those of any other
[D]. greater than any other
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option E


No answer description available for this question.

Namratha said: (Oct 14, 2010)  
This answer sounds ambiguous. I guess greater than any other town would in the world complete the sentence.

Isha said: (Nov 29, 2010)  
Answer to this should be d.

Sushant said: (Dec 10, 2010)  
The population will be greater than population of any other town and option [d] compares population with any other town.

Hence no correction is required. The use of that of clears the comparison.

Anandkumar said: (Jan 9, 2011)  
Well said by Sushant because I too thinkng soo. !

Sam said: (Jan 16, 2011)  
@sushant still its confusing as only population needs to be compared n so

The population of Tokyo is greater than any other town in the world is fine i guess..

Molu said: (Jan 19, 2011)  
Thanks sushant.

Naveed said: (Jan 31, 2011)  
Some ppl are confused with D or E. But it z D.

When 'that' is used in the comparative sntence, other should not be used. So the answer can be.

The population of tokyo is greater than that of any town in the world or the population of tokyo is greater than any other town in the world.

Rajrocks752001@Yahoo.Com said: (Mar 18, 2011)  
I guess greater than any other town shud hav been there as an option

Runsi said: (Apr 18, 2011)  
I think the answer is d

Aditya said: (Apr 29, 2011)  
Answer mostly points to D here.

Nisha Verma said: (Jul 27, 2011)  
There is comparision of one with many so those is used for comparision more than one person.

Witchiime24 said: (Aug 15, 2011)  
Yeah right. The correct answer is D "Than those of".

Santanu said: (Aug 26, 2011)  
Solution is tough to understand you need to explain more about it.

Poongkundran S said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
"That of" is unnecessary. The sentence gets absolute when we apply "greater than". So, answer should be surely D.

Arvtech said: (Nov 7, 2011)  
The given answer and option D both are correct, but preference goes to given answer.

Karan said: (Mar 10, 2012)  
Can someone explain this to me completely? its still confusing.

Sanjay said: (Mar 29, 2012)  
If the sentence will be:.

"The Tokyo is greater than any other town in the world".

Then there would be no use of that of.

But here population of Tokyo is mentioned that means that of is must be used here now.

Bindu said: (May 15, 2012)  
Answer is E.
If greater than is used it may represent anything like weather, price, etc. So we use 'that' to represent populatin.

Bindu said: (May 15, 2012)  
'that' must be used to represent population.

Yaswanth said: (Jun 14, 2012)  
Yes. 'that ' must be used to compare population.

Saniya said: (Sep 1, 2012)  
It must be (d) since we don't use than any other in comparative form.

Akshay said: (Nov 25, 2012)  
(d) can't be answer because population (size) is not greater than city (size) , we are not comparing population size to size of city. Population in Tokyo is greater than that (population) which leaves in any other city.

Zeeshan said: (May 6, 2013)  
The answer should be A because the comparison is with the all towns of the world. So the Superlative degree must be used.

Bhaskar Vashistha said: (Mar 27, 2014)  
Answer can't be "A" as we use greater to compare not greatest. Option "B" and "D" compare population of tokyo with other towns so they get rejected. Although option "C" compare population with population but in comparison we take two thing at a time and in option "C" it compare population of tokyo with a group of town's population.

Prasanth said: (Apr 10, 2014)  
Superlative adjective (greatest) is used to compare more than two objectives. So I think A is answer.

Robin said: (Apr 16, 2014)  
Now here we are comparing population (main focus) not the town.

If population is focused than the marked answer is correct. Also, Population is uncountable noun and singular use so no use of 'Those'.

The population of Tokyo is greater than that of any other town in the world. (correct).

The other way could be:

The population of Tokyo is greatest among all other town in the world. (but that again is not any of the option).

Now lets have bottom up approach.

Option A- superlative degree used and any other refers to individual city. Greatest among any other (incorrect) greatest among all other (correct).

Option B - you can deduce from above point that it's incorrect.

Option C& D- see the first & second paragraph.

Surbhi Jain said: (May 4, 2014)  
But the answer should be A Because it is comparing all the towns of the world and for comparing more than two things superlative degree should be used.

And while seeking all the towns over the world greatest word should be used.

Amit said: (May 15, 2014)  
When we compare a particular thing of a place to another place's particular thing.

Then we generally use that of and those of.

Example:- Delhi's boys are more intelligent than that of Agra.

Jayachandran A said: (Aug 12, 2014)  
This sent ace really talks about population. Even though it mentions towns, it really means the people in the town. Therefore tokyo's population is compared with other city in the world. Hence use of superlative is the grammar. Answer is A only.

Karva said: (Mar 31, 2015)  
I think answer should be A.

Because population of Tokyo is comparing with all the country except itself. So "Superlative degree" should be used.

R P Singh said: (Aug 13, 2015)  
Greater than any other is correct.

Dibs said: (Aug 19, 2015)  
I think option A. Sentence itself showing the superlative form of population of Tokyo. Using among, city's population can be easily compared.

Vamsi Prakash said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
The Correct answer would be - A.

Because here we are comparing Tokyo with all other towns in the world. So we describe with among over here.

Milan Hazra said: (Sep 29, 2015)  
I think the population of Tokyo is greater than any other town in the world. Option (D) should be correct answer.

Priya said: (Sep 29, 2015)  
Can you explain this its so confusing?

Angel said: (Nov 16, 2015)  
Ya its so simple, in this sentence they are comparing population of Tokyo with other countries. And this is the Grammar rule If you are comparing the same thing of other country so we shall use than that of because they are comparing the population with population.

Surya said: (Dec 22, 2015)  
No corrections are to be made for the given answer. It is correct.

Aathrav said: (Mar 18, 2016)  
"that of" in the sentence has no significance as such so the and should be D.

Amit said: (Jun 27, 2016)  
In the case of 2 countries greater should be used but for more country greatest should be used. So the answer may be option A.

Swara said: (Aug 13, 2016)  
Answer should be D, No need to add that and extend the sentence.

Khbfbsknsks said: (Dec 11, 2016)  
It will be the option (d) as a, b, c, e is not correct. Refer example RS Agarwal verbal reasoning page no. 225.

Prashant said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
Answer is obviously D.

Leo Santo said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
The correct answer is D.

Anand said: (Feb 24, 2017)  
According to me, D is right answer.

Abhishek said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
I think D should be the right answer.

Rasul said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
PLEASE provide an evidence that E is the right answer but I think D is the most appropriate, because it is comparison.

Vinay said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
It should be D.Greater than any other.

Apple said: (Oct 11, 2017)  
It should be D as it is in comparison form and I think that option D suits the best. Please say why it should be E and not D?

Akanksha said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
I think C is correct.

Sadiq Amin Baaghi said: (Mar 2, 2018)  
I search and ask the question answer from so many sources but get up to 70% answers of E option. So E is correct.

Mayeen said: (Apr 5, 2018)  
It seems to me, the answer is D.

Jagan said: (Jun 16, 2018)  
Why it cannot be "those"?

Vaibhav Tripathi said: (Aug 27, 2019)  
This is a rule of parallelism when 'THAN' occurs for comparison ->
Singular noun->'THAT'.
Plural noun->'THOSE'.

Ex- Philosophy of Europeans was more rational "THAN THAT OF" Eastern Philosophers.

Gods in Greek mythology are more realistic "THAN THOSE OF" Indian mythology.

Sulaiman said: (Aug 25, 2021)  
The right Answer should be D.

Post your comments here:

Name *:

Email   : (optional)

» Your comments will be displayed only after manual approval.