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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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23 Nov 2005, 15:38
I go for A
Isnt the pronoun "who" a messy one..We are not clear as to whom its referring , authoritative parent, or children.

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23 Nov 2005, 16:13
A is good.

It maitains parallelism....children are x,y and z where x,y and z are parallel.
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23 Nov 2005, 17:52
C,D,E -> Awkward phrasing
B -> 'adolscent children' is clumsy

A is best.
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23 Nov 2005, 19:53
A as well )
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23 Nov 2005, 20:26
A - Correct.
B - ....who... is redundent.
C - Passive.
D - Changes the meaning
E - Changes the meaning
23 Nov 2005, 20:26
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