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She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

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21 Apr 2014, 09:24
the answer has to be C :Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
C provides a perfect modifier to the clause after the comma

A gives wrong comparison also A is run on
B also gives wrong comparison
D also gives wrong comparison
E is a run on --->a cardinal sin in GMAT !!
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21 Apr 2014, 09:39
I go with C. Since it is more clear.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to- Wrong Comparison
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to- Wrong comparison.
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in- Perfectly Modifies Taslima Nasreen- Since we are actually comparing her success in two country, and we are not comparing the cities.
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to- Redundant- And comparison is awkward.
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in- I guess its a run on sentence.
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21 Apr 2014, 09:44
All the other options are comparing the cities but not the success in those cities...
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21 Apr 2014, 13:20
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She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

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a) Using "had" changes the meaning that She moved to Calcutta first then to her native place.

b) same as A...Also Less....then missing

c) correct, had is placed correctly before her native place.
d) it should show first she was in Bangladesh then she moved to Calcutta, Past perfect is required. Also Less....than (missing)
e) This shows she was less successful before moving to Calcutta, which is not the intended meaning.

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21 Apr 2014, 22:07
A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

"Compared to" here compares the person with 'native Bangladesh' which is incorrect and not the meaning of this sentence
A,B and D can be eliminated

E sort of focuses more on the fragment that she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta

Whereas the crux is, even though she was less successful after emigrating to calcutta, she earned admirers and publications in India

This is best expressed by C, Hence IMO C
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22 Apr 2014, 03:34
A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to - Run on Sentence
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to - As compared to is wrong construction
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in - Correctly modifies the Taslima Nasreen
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to - When compared to is wrong construction
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in - Changes the meaning.

So C is correct
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22 Apr 2014, 12:31
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She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to-
Wrong comparison of career with city/nation.
Two complete clauses connected with a comma..A clear run on

B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to-

Incorrect usage of being
:Being" is the present-tense form of the verb "to be"; you'd use it when something is currently (but not always) happening..this is not the case here with "less successful" here.,,Also as a rule you should always avoid being in the gmat..
Wrong comparison of career with city/nation.

C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in

Correct comparison..Correct usage of perfect tense as the time contrast is necessary..Correctly modifies Author..

D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to

Although & Nevertheless - Redundancy
Wrong Comparison again

E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

Two complete clauses connected with a comma..A clear run on
Other previous issues as well
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22 Apr 2014, 17:53
souvik101990 wrote:
She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

 ! This is a question modelled on a retired official GMAT question.

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A - We need to compare success with success or place to a place. However the given sentence compares success Less successful) to place (Bangladesh). Hence it is wrong

B - The same problem with A is there in B. The comparison is not proper (Moreover a yellow light should glow as soon as words such as "being" is used)

C - Perfect. The comparison is with her success in Calcutta to the same in Bangladesh.

D - The same problem with A is there in D. The comparison is not proper . Moreover although gives us anticipation that the things that would come next would help strengthen the part after although. For eg: Although he's not so studious, James scored a 780 on the GMAT.

E - The same problem with A is there in E. The comparison is not proper. Moreover had been has just made it more difficult. Without any simple verb, this sentence is "poor construction" and nothing else
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22 Apr 2014, 21:32
souvik101990 wrote:
She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

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For more details: see this thread

The statement uses a comparative degree, hence 'than' is essential.
E changes the meaning.
And by all means, C fits the bill.

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24 Apr 2014, 08:23
Hi, option C is correct choice.

Let's walk through all the given options to dig deep as to why these choices are wrong.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to --- Run on Sentence as two Independent clauses are connected by comma

B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to ---- The word "Being" can be used in two contexts
1) Being is used as a noun to introduce something
2) when used to express in passive form.
Option B satisfies neither one nor two . Apart from this Being is always considered wrong in gmat land( blind thumb rule).

D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
Words like "Although" are used to bring contrast, but nothing is present in sentence that brings contrast. There is also redundancy issue between Although and Nevertheless.

E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in -- Two IC's connected just by a comma ---- Run on Sentence.

C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
"Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in" is correctly modifying author "Taslima Nasreen" . Correct usage of Modifier.

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She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

 ! This is a question modelled on a retired official GMAT question.

For more details: see this thread
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24 Apr 2014, 12:31
souvik101990 wrote:
She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to her native Bangladesh, author Taslima Nasreen nevertheless earned a small group of discerning admirers, and her books were eventually published by big publishing houses and translated in all over India.

A) She was less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta compared to
B) Being less successful after she had emigrated to Calcutta as compared to
C) Less successful after she emigrated to Calcutta than she had been in
D) Although she was less successful after emigrating to Calcutta when compared to
E) She had been less successful after emigrating to Calcutta than in

 ! This is a question modelled on a retired official GMAT question.

For more details: see this thread

Hope you are still accepting answers for this...Here's my take

A is wrong b/c of Tenses and idiomatic error...
tenses: had is used for earlier past ordered - event but here its used for Emigration (latter event ).
idiom: Right idiom is as compared to/ as compared with ...therefore "compared to" is wrong here.
B is wrong b/c of tenses(same as A) and b/c passive "Being" is garbled with active voice.
D is wrong b/c of wrong continuous tense usage (i.e emigrating) for facts and wrong Idiomatic usage of "when compared to"
E is wrong b/c of wrong continuous tense usage (i.e emigrating) for facts and illogical comparison
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