Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 22 Jan 2017, 18:31
GMAT Club Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 585
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 197 [0], given: 0

Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2005, 17:00
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

29% (01:21) correct 71% (00:36) wrong based on 31 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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

(A) between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to
(B) among bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields to
(C) between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with
(D) among bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields and
(E) between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields with
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Request Expert Reply
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 905
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2005, 17:44
we have a 3/2 split because the correct linkage should be between thus we eliminate B and D.

Left with A, C and E
I pick C because comparsion is a noun and i think it's more grammatical to base something on another thing than a action. The verb comparing in A and E makes the sentence awkward IMO so i pick C
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 May 2005
Posts: 29
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2005, 22:23
I will pick C.

A is out - "on comparing to" is not a correct form.
B is out - use of "among" between two items is not correct
D is out - same as b also
E isout - on comparing-- with

I think on comparision x with y should be the correct use.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 104
Location: Austin, Texas
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 15 [1] , given: 0

Re: SC: bonds and stocks [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jun 2005, 09:05
1
This post received
KUDOS
WinWinMBA wrote:
497. Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to the dividends available on common stocks.

(C) between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with


I'd say (C) for three reasons reasons, three things are tested here.

1) compare with vs compare to (and by extension, comparison with/to)
...Either preposition may be correct, but it depends on usage. Compare with stresses differences, while compare to stresses similarities. Here, we're comparing differences between bond yields and stock dividends, something different enough so as to cause one to choose one investment versus the other.

2) between vs. among.
Here we're comparing two entities, stocks vs. bonds. So between is correct. (If you have any trouble with that, by the way, know that 'tween' comes from the same roots as 'two' and 'twice')

3) comparisons vs. comparing.
Just need a simple noun here to be the object of the preposition "on". Comparing can be a noun, but it sounds awkward here, whereas comparisons is perfect.

(C) gets all these right.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3384
Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 2

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jun 2005, 09:05
E is correct

Make their choice....on comparison with???sounds awkward

make their choice ...on comparing with....sounds better..
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 585
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 197 [0], given: 0

Answer [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jun 2005, 13:34
The OA is C.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 May 2012
Posts: 69
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 3

Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2012, 13:58
Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to the dividends available on common stocks.

A between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to

B among bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields to

C between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with

D among bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields and

E between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields with

Ok . This is a old question from gmatclub. I was able to narrow it down to C and E. and after that i need a explanation for choosing the correct answer.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: To retake , or not to retake;That is the question
Joined: 12 Mar 2012
Posts: 27
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.8
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 8

Re: Investor Choice [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2012, 18:38
I am no expert but I used the concept of modifier and meaning to reach to the solution on this.

(C) the phrase and idiomatic use of "on comparison of bonds"
(E)Here comparing is used as modifier which is modifying "bond" and in turn changes the meaning.

Expert opinion please.
_________________

I too need Kudos sometimes !!!!!!!!!!!

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: UWC
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 399
Location: Canada
GMAT 1: 620 Q42 V33
GMAT 2: 680 Q44 V38
GPA: 3.43
WE: Engineering (Entertainment and Sports)
Followers: 28

Kudos [?]: 1109 [0], given: 100

Reviews Badge
Re: Investor Choice [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2012, 21:02
Here is my take on it:

Firstly, according to MGMAT, the GMAT ignores the difference between 'compare to' and 'compare with'. (pg.148 Sentence Correction guide)

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

A between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to
seems to imply the choice is based on the act of comparing rather than the comparison itself

B among bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields to
incorrect use of 'among'

C between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with OK
seems kosher: between is correctly used and the choice is based on the outcome of the comparison rather than the on act of comparing.

D among bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields and
incorrect use of 'among'

E between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields with
seems to imply the choice is based on the act of comparing rather than the comparison itself
Re: Investor Choice   [#permalink] 05 Aug 2012, 21:02
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on pesfunk 9 05 Apr 2011, 02:25
23 Experts publish their posts in the topic Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on whichscore 8 11 Mar 2011, 06:38
Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on aaron22197 7 02 Jul 2008, 23:01
Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on lnaik 9 03 Oct 2007, 04:35
1 Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on AugiTh 10 26 Jul 2007, 13:08
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.