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

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
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.
C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, 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-confidence, 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-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.
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19 Jul 2009, 23:48
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

E compares the children with parents.. which rules E out.
D makes children as subject ..ruled out
C .. has the close competition. hold it
B-Talks if only authoritative parents have adolscent children.. altered meaning and wrong construction. ... ruled out.
Now between A & C, A is more direct as subject of C is children .. also "are the more likely is wrong."

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
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.
C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, 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-confidence, 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-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.
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19 Jul 2009, 23:49
+1 for the question.some1 reply plzz.
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
Only left
Though, I would prefer 'that' in place of 'who' in this case, if 'that' were given as an option.

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.
incomplete sentence
Authoritative parents (who are...) ...no verb!!

C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate

D.Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
not parallel
E.Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate here. Opinions?

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20 Jul 2009, 02:22
Ya OA is A, thanks guys
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20 Jul 2009, 02:42
surely A.

C, D and E are out for using "rather than" with "more likely". The correct form should be "more likely than".

Out of B and A, I choose A
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10 Jun 2012, 02:46
could u please explain in option B wy it is wrong
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15 Nov 2012, 23:22
C,D and E are out because of use of "rather than" which must be used jsut for verb and not for noun.
Remaining A and B.

Mr Romney is more likely than Mr obama to be selected as president.
Mr Romney who is more likely than Mr obama...........

Comparing both the former looks more correct than the latter.

Hence Ans A
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15 Nov 2012, 23:27
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
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.
C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, 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-confidence, 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-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.

Usage of Rather than in this context is incorrect. Rather than is used to express preference, which in this context is incorrect. Eliminate C,D,E
in B that is used to refer to children, hence wrong
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16 Nov 2012, 01:16
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could u please explain in option B wy it is wrong

B is wrong because of fragment issue.
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16 Nov 2012, 01:18
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
Only left
Though, I would prefer 'that' in place of 'who' in this case, if 'that' were given as an option.

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.
incomplete sentence
Authoritative parents (who are...) ...no verb!!

C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate

D.Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
not parallel
E.Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate here. Opinions?

"That" in choice A instead of "Who" will be wrong because "that" cannot refer to people while "who" can, "who" is a correct usage.
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16 Nov 2012, 10:08
Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. 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. misplaced who. Are they more likely to have adolescent children?
C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents. the more likely???, parallelism - have self steem, be self confident and be respo., incorrect comparison of children to parents.
D.Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent. parallelism error
E.Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent. conmapres parents and children
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02 Sep 2013, 19:28
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
Only left
Though, I would prefer 'that' in place of 'who' in this case, if 'that' were given as an option.

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.
incomplete sentence
Authoritative parents (who are...) ...no verb!!

C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate

D.Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
not parallel
E.Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate here. Opinions?

hi，I have a question. CDE use children as the subject of the sentence. Is it change the original meaning of the sentence?
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03 Sep 2013, 09:14
As adolescents, As young etc is idiomatic. Also the original sentence has correct parallel structure. So A.
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
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.
wrong construction + lack \\sm
C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
lack \\sm + are the more wrong construction
D.Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
Usage of being is almost wrong on gmat + comparison is not between the correct pair
E.Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent
wordy Construction+ lack \\sm

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

A.Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
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.
C.Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, 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-confidence, 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-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.

Hello guys,
Can some explain me please how does "as adolescents" work here? I chose this option as a result of the POA, but I am not very comfortable with the usage of "as" here. I know that "as" is used when someone or something performs the role of someone or something or acts in the capacity of someone, but here what does "as" perform. Thanks in advance for your explanations.
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26 Mar 2016, 13:51
Hi yall,

I do have one question.
Now I do understand that "A" is the right answer.
Can anybody give me an example of using "who as adolescents are"?
I still cannot understand that whether put "as adolescents" in the middle is correct...
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28 Mar 2016, 03:53
SohyunKateKim wrote:
Hi yall,

I do have one question.
Now I do understand that "A" is the right answer.
Can anybody give me an example of using "who as adolescents are"?
I still cannot understand that whether put "as adolescents" in the middle is correct...
Thank you,

Here the function of as is to convey the meaning in the role of. In this circumstance as is a preposition and as adolescent is a prepositional phrase modifier used to modify the relative pronoun who.

If the prepositional phrase were to modify children directly, it could be placed before or after the modified element (children):

As adolescents children are self confident... correct.
Children as adolescents are self confident.... correct.

However in this case since the modified element is a relative pronoun who it is not possible to place the modifier before the modified element.
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11 Jul 2016, 23:29
Isn't there a missing verb in this option?

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

Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents are....
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