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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. WRONG

C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents. THERE IS NO PARALLELISM, SO IT IS WRONG

D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent. THERE IS NO PARALlELISM SO IT IS WRONG

E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent. THERE IS NO PARALLELISM

THEREFORE, EVEN IF IT DOENS'T SOUND VERY WELL, I WOULD CHOOSE A
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10 Oct 2005, 13:01
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A - Best Choice
B - Use of 'who are' is wrong
C - Unidiomatic 'are the more'
D - 'being'
E - Comparing 'parents' and 'children'
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10 Oct 2005, 18:31
A is the only one that makes any sense at all! So, A it is for me!
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10 Oct 2005, 20:36
The best answer is A. All other choices include errors, such as wrong comparisons and misplaced modifiers.
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10 Oct 2005, 22:43
Unquestionably A. The last few words are a little redundant, nevertheless the sentence as a whole is syntactically correct.
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10 Oct 2005, 23:28
Wow... you nailed right through... OA is A.

How am I the only person in the planet who got it wrong?
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12 Sep 2013, 06:31
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.

Apart from parallelism issue, how is the usage of "being" is incorrect in option D??
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.

The concept tested in this question is Comparison. The comparison is between Authoritative Parents and Permissive Parents and the are compared on the basis of their Children's qualities.

A. Seems to do a great job of comparing the two parents based on their children's qualities -- Correct
B. Incomplete sentence, the sentence lacks a verb. Authoritative Parents + Bunch of Modifiers Missing Verb - Wrong
C. Compares Children of Authoritative Parents to Permissive Parents - Wrong Comparison
D. This sentence changes the intended meaning by stating that Children of authoritative parents rather than being permissive are more self confident. This is not the intended meaning of the original sentence. - Wrong
E. Compares Permissive Parents to the Childrenof authoritative parents. - Wrong

This is a great example where instead of grammar rules the intended meaning of the sentence is enough to find the right answer.
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17 Oct 2014, 00:13
nakib77 wrote:
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.

A is the OA. There is a very serious error in B it doesn't have a verb at all. Missing verb the favorite GMAT mistake.
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04 Mar 2015, 06:08
See parallelism in the end of each option..."self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent".
it will leave us with A and B.
in B use of "that" is wrong for "children".

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04 Mar 2015, 08:16
More importantly, as someone mentioned above, B does not have any main verb. Basically it is not a sentence at all! So, even if it was perfect otherwise, we cannot consider it.
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06 Jul 2016, 08:46
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Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents.
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. AP is correctly compared with PP.
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. doesn't have verb for AP
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents. 'the' is not required.
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent. being is generally wrong on GMAT
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent. PP are compared with 'children'
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Q10:Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent.

A. Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents to have children who as adolescents are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. - Correct
B. Authoritative parents who are more likely than permissive parents to have adolescent children that are self-confident, high in self-esteem, and responsibly independent. Incorrect - Lacks a Verb to complete the sentence
C. Children of authoritative parents, rather than permissive parents, are the more likely to be self-confident, have a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as adolescents. -Incorrect -Illogical Comparison
D. Children whose parents are authoritative rather than being permissive, are more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and be responsibly independent when they are an adolescent.
E. Rather than permissive parents, the children of authoritative parents are the more likely to have self-confidence, a high self-esteem, and to be responsibly independent as an adolescent. -Incorrect -Illogical Comparison
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