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Sentence Correction: Comparatives - Superlatives

Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The like section should not include a conjugated verb. In this answer choice, however, the like section includes a conjugated verb (like it is in many African countries).

What helps us identify this question as a Comparative question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Like, unlike, than, as

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Comparative error. The like section should not include a conjugated verb. In this answer choice, however, the like section includes a conjugated verb (Like it is in many African countries).

What helps us identify this question as a Comparative question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

Like, unlike, than, as

Very well done!

The like section should not include a conjugated verb. In this answer choice, the verb is has been correctly removed.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by removing the verb from the like section, it is grammatically incorrect as it misuses the Superlative form indicated here by the use of the word most. The Superlative form requires that the group under comparison be defined. However, this answer choice does not provide information about the group of which soccer is the most popular sport.

In order for this Superlative to be complete, this group must be defined.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Comparative error by removing the verb from the like section, it is grammatically incorrect because of the misuse of the Superlative form indicated here by the use of the word most. Most must be preceded by the word the. In this sentence, most popular is preceded by a.

Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries
Soccer, like in many African countries, is a most popular sport in Cameroon
In Cameroon, soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries
Like it is in many African countries, soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon
Soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries