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Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 21:28
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How is parallelism maintained in A i do not understand


Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive
parents to have children who as adolescents are selfconfi
dent, high in self-esteem, and responsibly
independent.



(A) Authoritative parents are more likely than
permissive parents to have children who as
adolescents are self-confi dent, high in selfesteem,
and responsibly independent.
(B) Authoritative parents who are more likely than
permissive parents to have adolescent children
that are self-confi dent, high in self-esteem, and
responsibly independent.
(C) Children of authoritative parents, rather than
permissive parents, are the more likely to be
self-confi dent, have a high self-esteem, and to
be responsibly independent as adolescents.
(D) Children whose parents are authoritative rather
than being permissive, are more likely to have
self-confi dence, a high self-esteem, and be
responsibly independent when they are an
adolescent.
(E) Rather than permissive parents, the children of
authoritative parents are the more likely to have
self-confi dence, a high self-esteem, and to be
responsibly independent as an adolescent.
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 21:34
A is correct because of parallelism.

selfconfident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. - This is a list of adjectives, parallel in structure.
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 21:49
It's like this :

responsibly independent - the full phrase comprises adjective (independent) modified by an adverb - "responsibly", and the core attribute referring to children when they grow up is independent.

To your question regarding "responsible" :

responsible - adjective (He is a responsible person. Here, responsible modifies person)

responsibly - adverb (He behaved responsibly in the meeting. Here, responsibly modifies behaved)
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 21:56
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It's like this :

responsibly independent - the full phrase comprises adjective (independent) modified by an adverb - "responsibly", and the core attribute referring to children when they grow up is independent.

To your question regarding "responsible" :

responsible - adjective (He is a responsible person. Here, responsible modifies person)

responsibly - adverb (He behaved responsibly in the meeting. Here, responsibly modifies behaved)


I am still not clear on this??? the other two qualities are adjectives describing children.... so if it would have been =>

self-confi dent, high in self esteem,and independent may be they are parallel but how with the addition of responsibly the parallelism is destroyed...
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2011, 22:01
Well to drill down a bit more, the parallelism here is in the form of adjective phrases, and "responsibly independent" is one. Try to focus on meaning of the sentence, in which a list of attributes in enumerated. That being so, "responsibly independent" just adds one more degree of qualification to "independent", much the same as "the red shirt" and "the torn red shirt".
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 10:49
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I have chosen A for this question:

A. The sentence clearly compares authoritative parents to permissive parents. Also, the traits of the children are in parallel.

You can view the parallelism like this:

Children who as adolescents are:
-self confident
-high in self esteem
-responsibly independent

Although it may appear that they don't all have the same grammatical form, there is no other way to present the 3 elements without completely changing the structure.

B. This sentence is a fragment - the use of the word "who" is completely unnecessary.

C. Inaccurately compares children to permissive parents. Parallelism is also broken in this sentence - to be, have, and to be.

D. The word "being" disrupts the parallelism. We are trying to compare parents who are authoritative to parents who are permissive.

E. Children is being compared to permissive parents - bad comparison.
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2012, 02:44
IMO A............................. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2012, 04:54
A is correct.................!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2012, 10:11
Vote for A

(A) Authoritative parents are more likely than
permissive parents to have children who as
adolescents are self-confi dent, high in selfesteem,
and responsibly independent.
--> Parallel structue compares "Authoritative parents" to "permissive parents" [Correct]

(B) Authoritative parents who are more likely than
permissive parents to have adolescent children
that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and
responsibly independent.
--> "that are self-confident" here "that" is incorrectly refer to children.

(C) Children of authoritative parents, rather than
permissive parents, are the more likely to be
self-confi dent, have a high self-esteem, and to
be responsibly independent as adolescents.
--> Childern [singular] ==> "are the more likely to " plural are

(D) Children whose parents are authoritative rather
than being permissive, are more likely to have
self-confi dence, a high self-esteem, and be
responsibly independent when they are an
adolescent.
--> Childern [singular] ==> "are the more likely to " plural are

(E) Rather than permissive parents, the children of
authoritative parents are the more likely to have
self-confi dence, a high self-esteem, and to be
responsibly independent as an adolescent.
--> Childern [singular] ==> "are the more likely to " plural are
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2012, 18:39
Voted for A and I'm right!

Like the others above me, responsibly independent is in line with the other adjectives - "high in self esteem" and "self confidence."

D was tempting to me but the comparison is screwed up here a little bit, because the kids seemed to be highlighted more than the parents which was the intent of the original sentence.
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 03:06
a. correct
b. children that are - wrong + missing main verb
c. wrong comparison between children and parents.
d. wrong usage of being + they is plural
e. wrong comparison between children and parents.
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 21:20
If we ignore the parallelism for the time being then this phrase from (C) is it correct:-
Children of authoritative parents rather than permissive parents are the more likely to

All I want to know does the comma only creates a illogical comparison between children & permissive parents like original option (C)
(C) Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2014, 00:20
IMO A.
C,D and E do not follow parallelism.
B- uses "that" for children,
A- wins.
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Re: Authoritative parents [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2014, 02:57
Also I believe that B is not a complete sentence. There is no main verb. Basically there is no independent clause in the sentence.
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