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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
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13 Oct 2005, 16:23
I think E.
'between' is correct as the comparison is b/w 2 entities.
'comparing bond yields with' sounds correct
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13 Oct 2005, 17:45
E it is.
When you are choosing between 2 things, right word is between.
When you are comparing two similar things, right idiom is compare A with B.
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13 Oct 2005, 20:18
rahulraao wrote:
E it is.
When you are choosing between 2 things, right word is between.
When you are comparing two similar things, right idiom is compare A with B.

agree with you. Can anyone please tell me the difference between " compare A with B" and " compare A to B" as i know they're both ok. Thanks in advance.
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13 Oct 2005, 20:47
yes, please someone explain when to use
"compare x to y" & "compare x with y".
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13 Oct 2005, 20:53
Compare apples with oranges. Compare an apple to an orange.

Select E and move on...

Edited> On second thought, even though the above idioms may be correct, there appears to be multiple idioms in this sentence.

Base a choice on + noun

<or>

Make a choice by + verb

In which case the correct answer should be C.

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