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# Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts

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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

Originally posted by jimwild on 04 Nov 2015, 04:41.
Last edited by generis on 11 Mar 2019, 17:16, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Nov 2015, 05:03
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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.
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04 Nov 2015, 07:39
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>?
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04 Nov 2015, 08:22
@ Jimwild

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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?
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04 Nov 2015, 09:10
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@ Jimwild

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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?

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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04 Nov 2015, 10:10
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?

Hi Daagh,

Just wanted to know why we haven't considered D as the case of ellipsis.
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04 Nov 2015, 10:27
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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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05 Jan 2016, 02:59
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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05 Jan 2016, 08:55
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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05 Jan 2016, 18:41
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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20 Jan 2019, 08:49
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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11 Mar 2019, 06:07
Female political leaders are as competent than their male counterparts.

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

generis

Bugging you for second time today.

Could you please throw some light on this one ?

Ramesh is as tall as Sita.

Ramesh is as tall as Sita is.

Aren't both grammatically correct ?

As per concision, i chose D.

Or is it just another poor form of Sentence Correction question.
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