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Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on
comparing bond yields to
the dividends available on common stock.

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B among bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields to
C between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields to
D among bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields and
E between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields with
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08 Apr 2004, 09:29
I will choose E because it seems to have correct idioms - 'between X and Y' and 'compare X with Y'
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08 Apr 2004, 09:49
This is tough for me....

Is it "comparing x to y" or "comparing x with y" ???

I think it the answer is A.
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08 Apr 2004, 09:59
I'll go with C

I think th idiom is "comparison of X to Y"
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08 Apr 2004, 10:01

C uses the correct idioms (compare with, between A and B) and does not use the unidiomatic and imprecise "base their...on comparing" - "on comparisons" correctly completes the construction begun by "base their choice".
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19 Apr 2004, 04:04
compare to (points out similarities between things of a different order)
compare with (point out differences between things of the same order)

so if we use "based on...." then it has to be followed by a noun "comparison"????
19 Apr 2004, 04:04
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