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In comparison with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have a less symmetric wind field.


A. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

B. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically has

C. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have

D. to tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

E. to tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically has
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In comparison with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have a less symmetric wind field.

A. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

B. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically has

C. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have

D. to tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

E. to tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically has


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When describing the similarities between unlike things, the idiom “compare to” is used. When describing the differences between like things, the idiom “compare with” is used.

In this sentence, differences between two like things, a tropical cyclone systems and subtropical cyclone systems, are discussed. Therefore, the idiom “in comparison with” is the correct choice.

(A) CORRECT. The sentence is correct as written.

(B) The singular verb “has” does not agree with the plural subject "systems.”

(C) The choice moves the phrase "located farther from the center" to a new position, which alters the meaning of the sentence. The original meaning states that the winds are located farther from the center of the storm. This sentence states that the zone is located farther from the winds, which is nonsensical.

(D) “In comparison to” is not the correct idiom to use when describing the differences between like things; the correct idiom is “in comparison with.”

(E) “In comparison to” is not the correct idiom to use when describing the differences between like things; the correct idiom is “in comparison with.” The singular verb “has” does not agree with the plural subject "systems.”
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'Compared with' is recommended to compare similar things such as the comparison we have here...
'Compared to' is better used for comparing completely different items as "life to train ride"
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'Compared with' is recommended to compare similar things such as the comparison we have here...
'Compared to' is better used for comparing completely different items as "life to train ride"


WITH - for comparing differences.
TO - for comparing similarities.
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hi -

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.

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This quoted note is from MGMAT as far back as 2009. As such, this topic stands on a trivial and unproven distinction. May be this is a MGMAT topic but since the originator himself has retracted it, we should close the thread calling it no more valid.


Maybe this would help:

Compare to and compare with are both correct usages, but they have slightly different meanings. What you intend to say will determine which you should use.

Compare with = "to place side by side, noting the differences and similarities between."
Compare to = "to observe or point only to likenesses between."

Garner's Modern Americn Usage (3rd edition, 2009, Oxford University Press) offers these examples to illustrate the difference:

"Let us compare his goals with his actual achievements."
"He compared her eyes to limpid pools."

In comparison with and in comparison to have a similar difference in meaning.
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Hi debbiem,

refer your Pm on compared to vs compared with..
As given above too, Compared with is to give differences in similar things
India's GDP as compared with that of the US is.....

and compared to is to give similarities in different items..
The author compared her to a rose..

However, at many occasions in formal english, both are interchangeable..
and so, you are not likely that a choice is eliminated JUST on this issue...
You will have to look at other issues to eliminate a choice..

It is similar to which /that..
GMAT will never eliminate a choice on this issue alone although it will use the two - essential with THAT and non-essential with WHICH
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Left A and C.

A. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

C. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have

I cannot find the logical fallacy in A, although the prep phrase "of maximum winds" are placed differently.

Can anyone help on it?

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Left A and C.

A. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

C. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have

I cannot find the logical fallacy in A, although the prep phrase "of maximum winds" are placed differently.

Can anyone help on it?

Thanks,


Your query is not clear. Why do you think that there could a logical fallacy in option A? It is supposed to be the OA.

Nonetheless, I can see an issue with both the options A and C. There should not be a comma before "and" since two verbs are joined using "and", not two clauses.

I play and sing.... correct.
I play, and sing..... wrong.
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Left A and C.

A. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

C. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have

I cannot find the logical fallacy in A, although the prep phrase "of maximum winds" are placed differently.

Can anyone help on it?

Thanks,


Your query is not clear. Why do you think that there could a logical fallacy in option A? It is supposed to be the OA.

Nonetheless, I can see an issue with both the options A and C. There should not be a comma before "and" since two verbs are joined using "and", not two clauses.

I play and sing.... correct.
I play, and sing..... wrong.



Hi sayantanc2k,

My point is the difference between A and C. IMO the logic is reasonable in both A and C (the difference is the place of "of maximum winds").

I agreed with the "and without comma" issue as is not the key point in this question.

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zw504 wrote:
Left A and C.

A. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds located farther from the center, and typically have

C. with tropical cyclone systems, subtropical cyclone systems have a relatively broad zone located farther from the center of maximum winds, and typically have

I cannot find the logical fallacy in A, although the prep phrase "of maximum winds" are placed differently.

Can anyone help on it?

Thanks,


Your query is not clear. Why do you think that there could a logical fallacy in option A? It is supposed to be the OA.

Nonetheless, I can see an issue with both the options A and C. There should not be a comma before "and" since two verbs are joined using "and", not two clauses.

I play and sing.... correct.
I play, and sing..... wrong.



Hi sayantanc2k,

My point is the difference between A and C. IMO the logic is reasonable in both A and C (the difference is the place of "of maximum winds").

I agreed with the "and without comma" issue as is not the key point in this question.

thanks,


Grammatically both the statements are correct. In option C it is not clear which zone is referred to; nonetheless without knowing the mechanism of tropical cyclones, it would not be possible to decide which of these options is correct.

The simplest way to address such cases in which there are more than one grammatically correct sentences is to stick to the original sentence (if its meaning makes sense).
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If 'in comparison with' and 'in comparison to' are not the reason for elimination. Then, how to decide in these options.?
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