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# Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive

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11 Mar 2014, 00:20
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IMO A.
C,D and E do not follow parallelism.
B- uses "that" for children,
A- wins.
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11 Mar 2014, 02:57
Also I believe that B is not a complete sentence. There is no main verb. Basically there is no independent clause in the sentence.
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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.
Correct
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.
wrong construction + lack \\sm
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.
lack \\sm + are the more wrong construction
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.
Usage of being is almost wrong on gmat + comparison is not between the correct pair
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
wordy Construction+ lack \\sm

Hence A
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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.

Hello guys,
Can some explain me please how does "as adolescents" work here? I chose this option as a result of the POA, but I am not very comfortable with the usage of "as" here. I know that "as" is used when someone or something performs the role of someone or something or acts in the capacity of someone, but here what does "as" perform. Thanks in advance for your explanations.
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26 Mar 2016, 13:51
Hi yall,

I do have one question.
Now I do understand that "A" is the right answer.
Can anybody give me an example of using "who as adolescents are"?
I still cannot understand that whether put "as adolescents" in the middle is correct...
Thank you,
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28 Mar 2016, 03:53
SohyunKateKim wrote:
Hi yall,

I do have one question.
Now I do understand that "A" is the right answer.
Can anybody give me an example of using "who as adolescents are"?
I still cannot understand that whether put "as adolescents" in the middle is correct...
Thank you,

Here the function of as is to convey the meaning in the role of. In this circumstance as is a preposition and as adolescent is a prepositional phrase modifier used to modify the relative pronoun who.

If the prepositional phrase were to modify children directly, it could be placed before or after the modified element (children):

As adolescents children are self confident... correct.
Children as adolescents are self confident.... correct.

However in this case since the modified element is a relative pronoun who it is not possible to place the modifier before the modified element.
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11 Jul 2016, 23:29
Isn't there a missing verb in this option?

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.

Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents are....
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12 Jul 2016, 02:28
"children who as adolescents" was wordy for me.
But by POE came back to A.
Rest answers have one mistake or the other.
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Isn't there a missing verb in this option?

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.

Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive parents are....

Good point. It is acceptable to omit the repeated portions (even verbs) form the second element of a parallel structure, if the meaning is not obscured.

I run faster than you (run)... correct. The verb "run" can be omiited from the second element (you do) of the comparison structure.

However if the meaning is ambiguous, then the verb cannot be omitted. Consider the following example:
I like sweets more than Jane.
meaning 1: I like sweets; Jane like sweets. I like sweets more than Jane does. (second verb CANNOT be omitted).
meaning 2: I like sweets; I like Jane. I like sweets more than I like Jane. (second verb CANNOT be omitted)

Nonetheless the subject question does not give rise to such ambiguity and hence it is alright to omit the verb.
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12 Sep 2016, 07:40
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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.

A) Correct answer is A. but my question is: WHY 'as' is used here?
B) 'that' must be 'who' because we have already used 'who' .B is a sentence fragment.
C) parallelism is not ok. Sometimes it is infinitive (to be) and sometimes it is verb (have)
D) parallelism is not ok. Sometimes it is infinitive (to be), sometimes it is adjective (high), also there is a problem in 'being'-'being' is a red flag in GMAT. here, 'being' should make parallelism like 'being authoritative' vs 'being permissive', is not it?
E) parallelism is not ok. Sometimes it is infinitive (to be), sometimes it is adjective (high). also adolescent is singular and children is prural, so E is out
is there any problem in my explanation, expert?
if I make any mistake, please make me sure.
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31 Oct 2016, 15:33
Split1) Parallelism or Parallel Structure. In A, B and C you are comparing adj, adj, adj, or verb, verb, verb. D and E are out.

Split2) Comparison. Option C compares parents to children. The following would make sense " Children of authoritative parents rather than children of permissive parents" in C you are missing "of" and that's why the meaning changes.Similar issues of meaning appear in D and E. C, D and E are out.

Split3) Verb missing. B is missing a verb while the verb for A is "are".
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17 May 2017, 18:09
ankur55 wrote:
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.

A Correct.
B "That" cannot modify a person.
C "Are the more likely" is incorrect. It should be "more likely."
D "Have" should precede "a high self-esteem" to make the items in the list parallel.
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20 May 2017, 21:44
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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.

(A) makes a logical and unambiguous comparison and presents a parallel list of three items.

(A) self-confident, high in self-esteem, and independent

Answer (B) has a subject (parents), but no main verb. The first instance of the verb are is part of the modifier who are more likely, and the second instance is part of the modifier that are self-confident. Eliminate answer (B) because it is a sentence fragment.
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