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It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock

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It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock in companies whose policies they disagree with, because small investors’ assets are less robust than large investors.

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B. than those of
C. than is true of
D. compared with
E. relatively to those of
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It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock in companies whose policies they disagree with, because small investors’ assets are less robust than large investors.

A. than (Wrong comparison of investors' asset with investors)
B. than those of (Correct)
C. than is true of (Less than is correct form of comparison)
D. compared with (Less...compared with is wrong form of comparison)
E. relatively to those of (Wrong comparison)

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The question illogically compared small investors’ assets with large investors. We have to compare apple with apple.

B does it correctly and concisely.
Small investors’ assets are less robust than those of large investors

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It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock in companies whose policies they disagree with, because small investors’ assets are less robust than large investors.

A. than ===> Incorrect comparison - investors assets are compared to large investors
B. than those of ===> Correct - 'small assets of investors' are compared to 'those of' (assets of) large investors
C. than is true of ===> Incorrect comparison - investors assets are compared to large investors
D. compared with ===> Incorrect comparison - investors assets are compared to large investors
E. relatively to those of ===> The usage of relatively' is incorrect - correct usage should be 'less.... than'

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