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Studies of test scores show that watching television has a markedly positive effect on children whose parents speak English as a second language, as compared to those who are native English speakers.

1. to those who are
2. with children who are
3. with
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Studies of test scores show that watching television has a markedly positive effect on children whose parents speak English as a second language, as compared to those who are native English speakers.

1. to those who are
2. with children who are
3. with
4. to those whose parents are
5. with children whose parents are


I think "compared with" must be used to contrast. Is it C? I am between C and E but C expresses the same idea as E more succinctly.
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New post 04 Oct 2009, 16:24
IMO E.

Studies of test scores show that watching television has a markedly positive effect on children whose parents speak English as a second language, as compared with children whose parents are native English speakers.

This sentence compares children to children, so compared with is correct idiom.
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New post 04 Oct 2009, 19:43
E for sure!!!

we r comparing children's parents ability to speak a language...
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yes the OA is E...
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as compared with..is the correct idiom right.

Not sure what the parallel structure here is? anyone?
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Parallelism is between children whose parents are Native english speakers and children whose parents are not English speakers.

In this context we are comparing children, i.e. two similar entities. Hence compared with has to be used. Compared to is used when we compare apples and oranges but here it is apples vs apples.

So applying the above two options E is the best suited option.
A & D are out because it uses "Compared To".
B is out because it uses who instead of whose.
C- just mentions "with". In this context we are comparing children with children. Not children and Native speakers.
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Fell for D ... but E is right


By POE : D and E prevail.

D: those is a pronoun which can either refer to antecedent parents or children.Hence, it isn't clear.So,eliminated.

E: Children is repeated thus making the referents clear in the second clause.

E prevails.
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New post 03 Nov 2010, 13:50
This sentence compares Children with Non Native english speaker Vs Children with Native english speaker..
So "E" is correct

1. to those who are Compares Childrenn Vs All Native english speaker
2. with children who are Compares correctly, but parallelism issue
3. with Reject this ..No parallelism/Logical
4. to those whose parents areCompares Children Vs Parents
5. with children whose parents areCorrectly compares

Always remember in Comparision the below points.
*. Comparison must be logical
*. Comparison must be parallel
*. Comparision must be idiomatically correct ex: more...than/less ...than Correct
more ...asIncorrect
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+1 E 8-)
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New post 27 Mar 2012, 19:39
IMO E. It's a comparison between children who are native and non-native speakers.
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as compared to those whose native language is English.
to those whose native language is English
with children whose native language is English
with those who are native English speakers
to children whose parents do not
with children whose parents are native English speakers

still e as answer tho
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I totally understand the logic here, but isn't compare with Idiomatically wrong???
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I totally understand the logic here, but isn't compare with Idiomatically wrong???


Please go through this link to clear your doubt - http://grammarist.com/usage/compared-to ... ared-with/
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I totally understand the logic here, but isn't compare with Idiomatically wrong???


GMAT does not seem to differentiate between the usages of "compared with" and "compared to". All the 5 options are alright depending on which meaning the author wants to convey ! Thumb rule: When there are more than one grammatically correct sentence select the one that retains the meaning of the original sentence. In that respect, option A should be correct because all 5 sentences are grammatically correct.

That said I do see a probable problem in the non-underlined part: The word "as" before "compared" is not generally used in GMAT.

Such questions are not expected in the real GMAT.
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AmritaSarkar89 wrote:
I totally understand the logic here, but isn't compare with Idiomatically wrong???


GMAT does not seem to differentiate between the usages of "compared with" and "compared to". All the 5 options are alright depending on which meaning the author wants to convey ! Thumb rule: When there are more than one grammatically correct sentence select the one that retains the meaning of the original sentence. In that respect, option A should be correct because all 5 sentences are grammatically correct.

That said I do see a probable problem in the non-underlined part: The word "as" before "compared" is not generally used in GMAT.

Such questions are not expected in the real GMAT.


Hi, I am still unsure with the explanation given. If all ans are correct then I would like to know why you are inclining yourself towards A? with the rule of concision? My take is E because I guess meaning wise E is most clear one.
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sayantanc2k wrote:
AmritaSarkar89 wrote:
I totally understand the logic here, but isn't compare with Idiomatically wrong???


GMAT does not seem to differentiate between the usages of "compared with" and "compared to". All the 5 options are alright depending on which meaning the author wants to convey ! Thumb rule: When there are more than one grammatically correct sentence select the one that retains the meaning of the original sentence. In that respect, option A should be correct because all 5 sentences are grammatically correct.

That said I do see a probable problem in the non-underlined part: The word "as" before "compared" is not generally used in GMAT.

Such questions are not expected in the real GMAT.


Hi, I am still unsure with the explanation given. If all ans are correct then I would like to know why you are inclining yourself towards A? with the rule of concision? My take is E because I guess meaning wise E is most clear one.


I already mentioned in my previous post the following:
"When there are more than one grammatically correct sentence, select the one that retains the meaning of the original sentence. In that respect, option A should be correct because all 5 sentences are grammatically correct." I prefer A because all other sentences, though grammatically correct, change the meaning of the original sentence.

Nonetheless, you can be rest assured that you would never get 5 grammatically correct options in the real test.

Not just E, all sentences convey a clear meaning.
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