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13 Jun 2004, 22:48
Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to the dividends available on common stocks.
(A) between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to
(B) wrong
(C) between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with
(D) wrong
(E) between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields with

Thanks
Satya
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14 Jun 2004, 05:15

Investors base their choice [on what?] comparisons.

This clearly calls for a noun to follow.
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14 Jun 2004, 05:19
Roughly speaking, you base your reasoning on data.

Hence C.
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14 Jun 2004, 05:51
(C)

A noun has to be basis of any judgement here. The only noun available is comparison.

smashing grace... very well explained!!
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15 Jun 2004, 03:53
hi ,

comparions ''with'' goes better than comparing to or with!
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15 Jun 2004, 08:56
My Final answer is A. I am not sure about the idiom used here. Is it â€œwith or toâ€

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15 Jun 2004, 09:49
Bhai...I am with you on this...

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18 Jun 2004, 01:49
satya

do you have an answer here?
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18 Jun 2004, 02:29
IMO, (C) is the best.
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18 Jun 2004, 08:57
What is the OA for this?
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21 Jul 2004, 21:25
Praetorian wrote:
satya

do you have an answer here?

I was going thru some old posts and I noticed that some guys( Bhai,Vithal) got it wrong.

The official ans is C.

People "base their choice on comparisons " .....of X with Y.
Here X and Y are similar...so we use "comparison with"

"compare to" not appropriate here.
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21 Jul 2004, 21:25
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