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Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power, while in Germany it is just over 33%.
A) while in Germany it is just over 33%
B) compared to Germany, which uses just over 33%
C) whereas nuclear poweraccounts for just over 33% of the energy produced in Germany
D) whereas just over 33% of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
E) compared with the energy from nuclear power in Germany, where it is just over 33%.

I have the following doubts with these questions:

a) In choice C, the subject in the first part of the comparison is "over 75 percent of the energy produced in France", while the subject in the second part is "nuclear power". How can these be parallel? Also, based on the explanations of other questions, the compared clauses should be parallel in structure, so the second clause should be something like "(whereas) just over 33 percent of the energy produced in Germany comes from nuclear power". As you can see, now both structures are similar and the things that are compared are logically parallel (percentage vs. percentage). I don't understand, how C can be correct.

If you see choice E, my analysis would be correct. There, the sentence compares "over 75 percent of the energy produced in France" vs. "energy from nuclear power in Germany": not parallel.

b) In choice E, the OE says that "it" is ambiguous, and Ron Purewal (MGMAT) mentions that "it" doesn't have an antecedent. But I think that "it" refers to "the energy from nuclear power in Germany". I think that there is no problem with "it". If you replace the pronoun for that noun, it works.

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Re: Energy [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2011, 20:38
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metallicafan, this is my take on the question.
First rule for GMAT -- our job is not to find the correct answer, but to find the best answer among the rest.

In E, 'It' can also represent 'nuclear power', making in ambiguous.

so, among the answer choices, C is the best one.

not much of a detailed explanation, but i hope this makes sense.
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Re: Energy [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2011, 19:04
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what is wrong in choice D.


Choice D change the meaning of sentence. It means that 33% of the energy which refers to energy produced in France come from nuclear power in Germany. It seems illogical. Choice E is more concise.

The most important key for this problem is focus on the meaning of the sentence. Actually, before this time, I faced this sentence and choose correct one. In this time, I neglect it little bit to go out of track to choose choice D. Fortunately, my second thought lead me to remain on track.. If you stick to the meaning, you will keep on track.
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Re: Energy [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2011, 08:46
oh i too chose D ya i agree with u tuanquang269
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Re: Energy [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 07:33
Second clause is a subordinate clause...which explain the nuclear power ..so it comes first.
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Re: Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 09:37
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Re: Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 01:02
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Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power, while in Germany it is just over 33%.
A) while in Germany it is just over 33%
B) compared to Germany, which uses just over 33%
C) whereas nuclear poweraccounts for just over 33% of the energy produced in Germany
D) whereas just over 33% of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
E) compared with the energy from nuclear power in Germany, where it is just over 33%.

I have the following doubts with these questions:

a) In choice C, the subject in the first part of the comparison is "over 75 percent of the energy produced in France", while the subject in the second part is "nuclear power". How can these be parallel? Also, based on the explanations of other questions, the compared clauses should be parallel in structure, so the second clause should be something like "(whereas) just over 33 percent of the energy produced in Germany comes from nuclear power". As you can see, now both structures are similar and the things that are compared are logically parallel (percentage vs. percentage). I don't understand, how C can be correct.

If you see choice E, my analysis would be correct. There, the sentence compares "over 75 percent of the energy produced in France" vs. "energy from nuclear power in Germany": not parallel.

b) In choice E, the OE says that "it" is ambiguous, and Ron Purewal (MGMAT) mentions that "it" doesn't have an antecedent. But I think that "it" refers to "the energy from nuclear power in Germany". I think that there is no problem with "it". If you replace the pronoun for that noun, it works.

Please, your help with this problem.


I chose D as the answer, expost, I think the main idea to take into account is comparing "energy produced" in X, so C could be the better option
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the energy produced in france is compared to the energy produced in Germany

C is correct
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Re: Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 01:18
metallicafan wrote:
Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from nuclear power, while in Germany it is just over 33%.
A) while in Germany it is just over 33%
B) compared to Germany, which uses just over 33%
C) whereas nuclear poweraccounts for just over 33% of the energy produced in Germany
D) whereas just over 33% of the energy comes from nuclear power in Germany
E) compared with the energy from nuclear power in Germany, where it is just over 33%.

I have the following doubts with these questions:

a) In choice C, the subject in the first part of the comparison is "over 75 percent of the energy produced in France", while the subject in the second part is "nuclear power". How can these be parallel? Also, based on the explanations of other questions, the compared clauses should be parallel in structure, so the second clause should be something like "(whereas) just over 33 percent of the energy produced in Germany comes from nuclear power". As you can see, now both structures are similar and the things that are compared are logically parallel (percentage vs. percentage). I don't understand, how C can be correct.

If you see choice E, my analysis would be correct. There, the sentence compares "over 75 percent of the energy produced in France" vs. "energy from nuclear power in Germany": not parallel.

b) In choice E, the OE says that "it" is ambiguous, and Ron Purewal (MGMAT) mentions that "it" doesn't have an antecedent. But I think that "it" refers to "the energy from nuclear power in Germany". I think that there is no problem with "it". If you replace the pronoun for that noun, it works.

Please, your help with this problem.


"while in" implies "at the same time", that's not the intended meaning of the author. A gone

B compares energy to Germany, so B is gone. D implies that 33% of Frances energy comes from Germany, that's not the intended meaning of the author, D is gone.
E uses "compared with", which is idiomatically incorrect, you say "compared TO", because "compared WITH" is awkward and unclear. It implies that you're simply doing an arbitrary comparison between X and Y.

C uses correct parallelism "Over 75% of X is produced in Y... WHEREAS X accounts for 33% produced in Z" Correct past participle, correct objects to compare, and correct comparison indicator "whereas".. That's why we use C
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Re: Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2014, 17:11
Hi aeglorre
Your explanations is good but I have a doubt about "COMPARED WITH". You say that is idiomatically incorrect but in lessons of E-Gmat they say the following is idiomatically correct for Gmat Testers:

Compared to
Compared with
In Comparison to
In Comparison With
In contrast to
In contrast With

So...? :s

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Re: Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2014, 04:51
I also believe there is not substantial difference between "compared to" and "compared with". While there are many sources on that net that do mention the differences, but I think they are slightly ambiguous for the most part.
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Re: Over 75% of the energy produced in France derives from [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2014, 07:28
When you compare unlike elements, you should use "compare to". For e.g. The famous statement by Shakespeare, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Here, a person is compared to a day. For such implied comparisons, you must use "compare to".

While comparing similar elements, you can use either "compare with" (preferred) or "compare to".


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