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It has become more popular for parents to send their children to private schools rather than sending them to public ones.

    (A) private schools rather than sending them to public ones

    (B) private schools rather than public schools

    (C) study at private schools rather than sending them to public ones

    (D) be schooled privately rather than in public schools

    (E) private rather than public schools
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Re: It has become more popular for parents to send their childre [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 13:18
Official answer is e but I go with b.
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Re: It has become more popular for parents to send their childre [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 22:19
I think B should be correct, E seems somewhat awkward to say ...
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Re: It has become more popular for parents to send their childre [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2013, 23:33
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Hi,

It's clear that both B&E are gramatically correct.

For example there is no reason why you can't say something like this:

There are red and green apples in the tree (rather than there are red apples and green apples in the tree)

SO if that is the case, it all comes down to simplicaity, and brevity. You do not *need* the extra word in B, so you should go for the simplest most concise answer.

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Re: It has become more popular for parents to send their childre [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2014, 00:39
"More ... rather than" is not a correct Idiom.

On MGMAT forum, instructors have mentioned it many times that more goes with than and rather than is not idiomatic.

Experts kindly suggest : is this question OK ?
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