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Compared with the 1906 earthquake, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake

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Compared with the 1906 earthquake, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake was smaller in magnitude but did more structural damage.

(A) Compared with
(B) In comparison with
(C) In comparing
(D) As compared to
(E) Comparing

The explanation says that B & D are wordy but are they really that wordy.
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as we are comapring similar items, compare with shud be used. stuck bet A and B now. someon eexplain?
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Compared with the 1906 earthquake, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake was smaller in magnitude but did more structural damage.

a) Compared with
b) In comparison with
c) In comparing
d) As compared to
e) Comparing

OA is provided.

The explanation says that B & D are wordy but are they really that wordy.

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To quote from MGMAT spokesperson Ron, in the link <http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/when-to-use-compared-with-and-compared-to-t2071.html>


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we've done some research on this topic, and we have actually reversed our position from that in the earlier editions of the strategy guides.

from this point onward, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN "COMPARE TO" AND "COMPARE WITH".
we have reviewed the many official problems available to us, and this distinction has never been the basis for ANY elimination.

there are many, many problems in which the choices contain both "compare to" and "compare with", but none of them require any solid distinction between the two.



You may decide now whether the text is wordy or not.
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Thats what I am aware too. There is no distinction between compared to and compare with in GMAT.
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For similar items..compared with is preferred.

so only A and B stays..

compared with > in comparison with

compared with => verb > noun and adjectives....
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New post 20 Mar 2011, 11:11
there is no distinction between 'compared to' and 'compared with' ? is there any reliable source to confirm this statement ?
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compared with is correct usage here.

A is clear.
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i went with A as its the correct usage here .

" As " is use to compare verbs or actions so thats y D goes out and hence A
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New post 10 Oct 2015, 02:52
I think 3 choice a,b and c are correct.

because this question is not offcial I will not study more
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I think 3 choice a,b and c are correct.

because this question is not offcial I will not study more


how can think 3 choices are correct?

Compared with the 1906 earthquake, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake was smaller in magnitude but did more structural damage.

a) Compared with.............best among the answer choices and compares both the earthquakes.
b) In comparison with............wordier compared to choice A
c) In comparing...................Who is comparing here and the phrase In comparing X, Y is smaller does not make sense and this is not a proper way of comparison. One quake is smaller in comparing with another quake is completely wrong.
whatever happened while comparing X should be compared to the action that happened during comparing Y as well.
or X should be compared with Y(intended one here.)

d) As compared to.................as is used to indicate phrases or actions and is incorrect here.
e) Comparing...................Who is comparing here definitely not earthquake

I hope this helps :)
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Compared with the 1906 earthquake, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake was smaller in magnitude but did more structural damage.

a) Compared with.............correct use of -ed modifier as word 'compared' is modifying 1989 san Francisco earthquake
b) In comparison with............prepositional phrase-- not modifying the subject
c) In comparing................... again same problem
d) As compared to.................wrong.
e) Comparing...................sounds like earthquake is comparing itself. So wrong.
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New post 01 Dec 2017, 02:39
According to the MGMAT Sentence correction guide,

Correct uses of Compared/Comparison:

Right: In comparison with (or to) horses, zebras are vicious
A zebra can be compared to a horse in many ways
Compared with a horse, however, a zebra is very hard to tame.

(GMAT ignores the distinction between compared to and compared with)

As per this guide, Compared with and In comparison with is correctly used, can anyone explain what's the difference between option A and B
and why is B wrong?
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