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# Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive

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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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09 Jun 2005, 05:38
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.
- inappropriate use of modifier for authoritative parents

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.
- disjointed

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.
- disjointed

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.
- awkward sounding

I'll go with A. Can't find any problems with the original sentence
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09 Jun 2005, 08:13
A
B Using restrictive clause and by using it, misses the verb makes it sentence fragment
C lacks parrallism and can not show a good comparison beteen parent groups.
D using being.. which is just WRONG in GMAT. Stay away from it.
E seems to show childen are permissive parents and structure is weird

A is best
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30 Nov 2011, 09:36
A it goes. All other options has some sort of comparisons making the sentences fragments.
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01 Dec 2011, 03:11
I will go with A. ALl the others have errors
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01 Dec 2011, 16:16
+1 A

"more/less" always requires "than". Not "rather than". Be careful!
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