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In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country A- Same B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by$500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by$500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations. [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Last edited by WoundedTiger on 22 Jul 2014, 22:52, edited 1 time in total. OA updated. GMAT Prep Q If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Manager Joined: 01 Oct 2006 Posts: 70 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 14 [2] , given: 4 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Aug 2009, 18:03 2 This post received KUDOS I am not seeing any mistake with the original, clearly trade imbalances with china and Japan are compared with trade deficits between USA and Mexico. That at the end is referring to Mexico Please comment Manager Joined: 28 Jul 2009 Posts: 127 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 25 [6] , given: 12 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Aug 2009, 21:16 6 This post received KUDOS 2 This post was BOOKMARKED Even i'll go with A 1) Correct 2) The trade imbalances are compared to exports. 3) Same as 2 + 'their' is reffering to singular United states. 4) 'Compared with' is used to show similarity/difference b/w two LIKE things. Wrongly used here. 5) 'Compared to' is used show similarity b/w to dissimilar things. Wrongly used here. Hope my explanation is correct Manager Joined: 22 Jun 2007 Posts: 75 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Sep 2009, 10:02 Buddy A seems to be the best option. What what is the OA ? Manager Joined: 23 Jun 2009 Posts: 156 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 9 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Sep 2009, 19:35 jn.mohit wrote: Buddy A seems to be the best option. What what is the OA ? For "A" to be correct "United states" should be in possessive case. I think its a typo here."A" should be the answer Senior Manager Joined: 21 Mar 2010 Posts: 314 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 30 [2] , given: 33 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Mar 2011, 16:38 2 This post received KUDOS There is no typo here. This question is wrong according to me. You cannot compare trade deficit of japan and china with that of United states and mexico. it should be United States' which indicates possessive form. I had to start with this damn question on my gmat powerprep and spent 4 minutes on it Manager Joined: 05 Jan 2011 Posts: 178 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 125 [1] , given: 8 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Mar 2011, 20:13 1 This post received KUDOS Casinoking wrote: jn.mohit wrote: Buddy A seems to be the best option. What what is the OA ? For "A" to be correct "United states" should be in possessive case. I think its a typo here."A" should be the answer Hey , I don't think United States needs to be in possessive case. Here United states is acting as an adjective modifying trade deficits e.g. a race horse , a love story ,a tennis ball ,a computer exhibition ,a bicycle shop Manager Joined: 16 Oct 2011 Posts: 135 Location: United States Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 5 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Aug 2012, 09:23 CasperMonday wrote: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by$500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a$500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.

Declined By.... Never seen this.. Yet, comparison is right only here... What a question !
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09 Oct 2013, 16:12
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Buddy A seems to be the best option.

What what is the OA ?

I got this question in GmatPrep and Credited response if A
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In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by$500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a$500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.

My point of view:

A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country - RIGHT you are comparing trade imbalances and a trade imbalance of a country and the comparaison is correct (remember: you need to compare apples with apples) B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by$500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by$500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan, the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country and that country is wordy Hope it helps! _________________ Think outside the box Last edited by Paris75 on 01 May 2014, 08:48, edited 1 time in total. Manager Status: K... M. G... Joined: 22 Oct 2012 Posts: 51 Concentration: General Management, Leadership GMAT Date: 08-27-2013 GPA: 3.8 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 118 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Nov 2013, 12:31 CasperMonday wrote: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by$500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a$500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.

its pretty hard crack question from GMATPREP... I have answered it wrongly with option B.
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12 Nov 2013, 14:51
FTGNGU wrote:
CasperMonday wrote:
In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country A- Same B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by$500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by$500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations. its pretty hard crack question from GMATPREP... I have answered it wrongly with option B. In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country

In A, the phrase "that country" refers to mexico. I read somewhere that we cannot use "that" or "this" to refer to Nouns. i.e. Mexico. How come option A is correct?

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CasperMonday wrote:
In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country A- Same B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by$500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by$500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations. its pretty hard crack question from GMATPREP... I have answered it wrongly with option B. In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country

In A, the phrase "that country" refers to mexico. I read somewhere that we cannot use "that" or "this" to refer to Nouns. i.e. Mexico. How come option A is correct?

Look at the meaning.

If you use that, it means that you have a trade deficit with a trade deficit of country X. This is not logic and not correct and wordy!

You have a trade deficit with country X ==> here it is a trade deficit with Mexico.

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Paris,

Option A is the correct option and has this phrase at the end of the sentence
"as a result of record exports to that country" ...

My question was "that" referring to Mexico? If so, can "that" refer to nouns?

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In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by$500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a$500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.

My point of view:

A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country - RIGHT you are comparing trade imbalances and a trade imbalance of a country and the comparaison is correct (remember: you need to compare apples with apples) B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by$500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by$500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan, the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country and that country is wordy Hope it helps! Further more in option B,C and D the phrase sold record exports is not making sense to me.. Current Student Joined: 01 Feb 2013 Posts: 120 Location: India Schools: Anderson '18 (M) GMAT 1: Q V Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 26 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Sep 2014, 23:45 Got confused between A & E as the comparisons are A) trade imbalances vs trade deficit E) trade imbalances vs record export (Note carefully, we are not comparing trade imbalances with US but with US record export) Manager Joined: 23 Jan 2013 Posts: 174 Concentration: Technology, Other Schools: Haas GMAT Date: 01-14-2015 WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 41 Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Nov 2014, 18:07 Paris75 wrote: CasperMonday wrote: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by$500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by$500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations. My point of view: A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by$500 million as a result of record exports to that country - RIGHT you are comparing trade imbalances and a trade imbalance of a country and the comparaison is correct (remember: you need to compare apples with apples)
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by$500 million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan, the United states record exports to mexico caused a$500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country and that country is wordy

Hope it helps!

I am not sure if my understanding is correct .

Compared to / Contrast to : to stress similarity between things

Compared with/Contrast with : to include both similarities and differences .

Based on meaning here . We are trying to show the something about the trade imbalances with China and Japan , United States and mexico .....
So i guess Compared with ie C , D are incorrect .

Could anyone throw some light on this ?
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MGMAT SC 5th Edition Page 152 stated that we don't GMAT tends to ignore the difference of compared/contrast with and compared/contrast to. Just forget that rule, it's no more valid. Ron also said that in one of his comments on MGMAT Forum.

Additionally, "as contrasted with/to" are wrong.

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Technically trade imbalance and trade deficit are the same thing. Both depict difference between import and export; however, record export is just export.

anubhavmax wrote:
Got confused between A & E as the comparisons are

E) trade imbalances vs record export (Note carefully, we are not comparing trade imbalances with US but with US record export)

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