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01 Apr 2008, 03:24
558.One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.

(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six
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01 Apr 2008, 04:04
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558.One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.

(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six

I'm not sure about "more"
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01 Apr 2008, 04:18
B seems correct, compared to is correct idiom. Its just wordier than D. I felt that "just one in six" seems awkward.

But then I'm hopelessly wrong. See this thread for a full on discussion : http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t33205
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01 Apr 2008, 04:26
compare to/with are both right but here we have similar things and have to use ~ with.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong.
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(D) is wordy but correct

(B) uses "were" incorrectly at the end to refer to "one in six"
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01 Apr 2008, 11:24
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compared with since babies are being compared.compared to is used say for eg his brain is compared to a human brain...(tired of this eg...)..that is when want to differ different identities whereas with for same.....babies here....
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01 Apr 2008, 12:45
D for me too!

Compared to is for comparing dissimilar things

Compared with is for similar things
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01 Apr 2008, 19:35
prasannar wrote:
Compared to is for comparing dissimilar things

Compared with is for similar things
D for me too!

Compared to is for comparing dissimilar things

Compared with is for similar things

walker wrote:
compare to/with are both right but here we have similar things and have to use ~ with.

zhenmaster wrote:
(B) uses "were" incorrectly at the end to refer to "one in six"
(D) is wordy but correct

(B) uses "were" incorrectly at the end to refer to "one in six"

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01 Apr 2008, 19:50
yes we used compared with for similar objctes and compared to for different

D it is for me
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01 Apr 2008, 22:11
One more addition here. "compare with" is used when emphasizing differences whereas "compare to" is used when emphasizing similarities. D is therefore the best choice.
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16 Apr 2008, 19:11
walker wrote:
D

558.One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.

(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six

I'm not sure about "more"

neat expln. agree
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