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Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

A = than their male counterparts
B = as her male counterparts
C = as their male counterparts are competent
D = as their male counterparts
E = as their male counterparts are

I do not understand why i choose D but economist gmat says otherwise
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Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

A = than their male counterparts
B = as her male counterparts
C = as their male counterparts are competent
D = as their male counterparts
E = as their male counterparts are

I do not understand why i choose D but economist gmat says otherwise



Female leaders - subject - plural.
as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B,D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.
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jimwild wrote:
Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

A = than their male counterparts
B = as her male counterparts
C = as their male counterparts are competent
D = as their male counterparts
E = as their male counterparts are

I do not understand why i choose D but economist gmat says otherwise



Female leaders - subject - plural.
as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B,D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.


a phrase but what diff between D and E>?
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as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B, D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.


What Alok meant about D must have been that as should be followed by a clause with a verb rather than just by a noun or verbless phrase. In D, a phrase follows the comparator ‘as’, whereas in E, a clause with the verb 'are' follows ‘as’

Am I right?
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as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B, D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.


What Alok meant about D must have been that as should be followed by a clause with a verb rather than just by a noun or verbless phrase. In D, a phrase follows the comparator ‘as’, whereas in E, a clause with the verb 'are' follows ‘as’

Am I right?


Sorry for the typo. Whatever follows 'as' when presenting a comparison should be a clause! It should have a verb.
In D there is no verb. So D can be eliminated.
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Alok Wrote
as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B, D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.


What Alok meant about D must have been that as should be followed by a clause with a verb rather than just by a noun or verbless phrase. In D, a phrase follows the comparator ‘as’, whereas in E, a clause with the verb 'are' follows ‘as’

Am I right?



Hi Daagh,

Just wanted to know why we haven't considered D as the case of ellipsis.
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Becos the comparison is not between the female leaders and their male counterparts. It is a comparison between how they both are; a correct comparison requires the explicit mention of what are being compared, without leaving to guess by eliding.
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jimwild wrote:
Alok322 wrote:
jimwild wrote:
Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

A = than their male counterparts
B = as her male counterparts
C = as their male counterparts are competent
D = as their male counterparts
E = as their male counterparts are

I do not understand why i choose D but economist gmat says otherwise



Female leaders - subject - plural.
as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B,D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.


a phrase but what diff between D and E>?


With option D, the comparison appears to be between "competent" and the "male counterparts". Option E clears this doubts.
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jimwild wrote:
Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

A = than their male counterparts
B = as her male counterparts
C = as their male counterparts are competent
D = as their male counterparts
E = as their male counterparts are

I do not understand why i choose D but economist gmat says otherwise

I think you should post the questions with full options, So that other members can do and discuss.
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jimwild wrote:
Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

D = as their male counterparts
E = as their male counterparts are

I do not understand why i choose D but economist gmat says otherwise


With option D I m not seeing any ambiguity. Then why do we need to choose E when there is no ambiguity in the meaning. Kindly clarify??
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Alok322 wrote:
daagh wrote:
@ Jimwild

Quote:
Alok Wrote
as should be followed by a phrase not a noun.
B, D are gone
C is wordy and E is the best answer.


What Alok meant about D must have been that as should be followed by a clause with a verb rather than just by a noun or verbless phrase. In D, a phrase follows the comparator ‘as’, whereas in E, a clause with the verb 'are' follows ‘as’

Am I right?


Sorry for the typo. Whatever follows 'as' when presenting a comparison should be a clause! It should have a verb.
In D there is no verb. So D can be eliminated.


So does it means that the following sentence: "You are as strong as your brother" is wrong?
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