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# Authoritative parents are more likely than permissive

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Question No.: SC 108
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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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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.
Only left
Though, I would prefer 'that' in place of 'who' in this case, if 'that' were given as an option.

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.
incomplete sentence
Authoritative parents (who are...) ...no verb!!

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.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate

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.
not parallel
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.
wrong comparison
'the more' seems inappropriate here. Opinions?
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11 Mar 2012, 10:49
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I have chosen A for this question:

A. The sentence clearly compares authoritative parents to permissive parents. Also, the traits of the children are in parallel.

You can view the parallelism like this:

-self confident
-high in self esteem
-responsibly independent

Although it may appear that they don't all have the same grammatical form, there is no other way to present the 3 elements without completely changing the structure.

B. This sentence is a fragment - the use of the word "who" is completely unnecessary.

C. Inaccurately compares children to permissive parents. Parallelism is also broken in this sentence - to be, have, and to be.

D. The word "being" disrupts the parallelism. We are trying to compare parents who are authoritative to parents who are permissive.

E. Children is being compared to permissive parents - bad comparison.
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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.

The concept tested in this question is Comparison. The comparison is between Authoritative Parents and Permissive Parents and the are compared on the basis of their Children's qualities.

A. Seems to do a great job of comparing the two parents based on their children's qualities -- Correct
B. Incomplete sentence, the sentence lacks a verb. Authoritative Parents + Bunch of Modifiers Missing Verb - Wrong
C. Compares Children of Authoritative Parents to Permissive Parents - Wrong Comparison
D. This sentence changes the intended meaning by stating that Children of authoritative parents rather than being permissive are more self confident. This is not the intended meaning of the original sentence. - Wrong
E. Compares Permissive Parents to the Childrenof authoritative parents. - Wrong

This is a great example where instead of grammar rules the intended meaning of the sentence is enough to find the right answer.
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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.

E compares the children with parents.. which rules E out.
D makes children as subject ..ruled out
C .. has the close competition. hold it
B-Talks if only authoritative parents have adolscent children.. altered meaning and wrong construction. ... ruled out.
Now between A & C, A is more direct as subject of C is children .. also "are the more likely is wrong."

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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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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16 Nov 2012, 10:08
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. misplaced who. Are they more likely to have adolescent children?
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. the more likely???, parallelism - have self steem, be self confident and be respo., incorrect comparison of children to parents.
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. parallelism error
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. conmapres parents and children
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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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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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Q10: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. Incorrect - Lacks a Verb to complete the sentence
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. -Incorrect -Illogical Comparison
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. -Incorrect -Illogical Comparison
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20 May 2017, 21:44
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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2015

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Question No.: SC 108
Page: 692

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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