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The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates

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New post 24 May 2013, 05:07
mirzohidjon wrote:
According to Manhattan GMAT, GMAT does not differentiate between compared with and compared to. So basing your answer on idiomatic distinction is not applicable in this case.
In order to maintain parallelism both parts need to use rate singular, but not plural, hope that helps.


Is it really true that GMAT does not look into the idiomatic preference.
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Is it really true that GMAT does not look into the idiomatic preference.

As per GMAT's directive, it is very unlikely that a sentence would only test you on idioms; in other words, idiomatic usage is very unlikely to be the only difference between a correct choice and an incorrect one.

Having said that, there are a couple of questions in OG-13 that actually do test you purely on idiomatic usage (let me know if you want to know which one; I can pull it out). However, it does look unlikely to be the case in the actual exam.
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New post 05 Jul 2014, 01:23
Good explaining :
mba4viplav is right, answer is A.

to elaborate his point, below sentence is wrong:

The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with those of most other fishes.

because you are comparing singular rate to plural rates (as referred by those), but now below sentence is right:

The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates of most other fishes.

because now you are repeating the noun. the above sentence also happens to be the correct answer choice, A.
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