I recently saw an option on GMAT test which said this

"The greatest growth in Kirlandia’s economy in recent years has been in than the minimum wage".

This was NOT a sentence correction question either.

Is this sentence correct? What is the meaning of this?

And is such a type of sentence pattern correct? Can anyone suggest some sample other examples in case it is correct

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    It seems ungrammatical to me. My best guess is that they intended something like “... has been more than the minimum wage” or possibly “... has been in things other than the minimum wage.” Neither of these makes much sense, but they are at least grammatical. – MattBecker82 Feb 3 '18 at 12:50
  • It may have helped if this test was not taken out of context for use in a test. My assumption is this would have been said by one economist to other(s). You could then read it as having an implied [out of all the things we economists measure] ... the greatest growth in recent years has been in [than] (sic) the minimum wage". // NOW I just noticed the word 'than'. My comment assumed it was not there. That sentence makes no sense to me with the 'than' included. – Ross Murray Feb 3 '18 at 13:01
  • Why won't this system allow me to delete a comment I realise is wrong? – Ross Murray Feb 3 '18 at 13:13
  • @RossMurray It does. Hover over the comment and click the X button at the end. On an app, swipe one way or the other (I can't remember which way). – Andrew Leach Feb 3 '18 at 13:37

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