Last visit was: 24 Jul 2024, 15:16 It is currently 24 Jul 2024, 15:16
Toolkit
GMAT Club Daily Prep
Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History
Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

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

SORT BY:
Tags:
Show Tags
Hide Tags
Manager
Joined: 13 Oct 2016
Posts: 194
Own Kudos [?]: 773 [4]
Given Kudos: 418
GMAT 1: 600 Q44 V28
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jul 2012
Posts: 281
Own Kudos [?]: 325 [0]
Given Kudos: 71
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Accounting
GPA: 3.5
Current Student
Joined: 28 May 2014
Posts: 423
Own Kudos [?]: 1113 [0]
Given Kudos: 103
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
Retired Moderator
Joined: 19 Mar 2014
Posts: 815
Own Kudos [?]: 981 [0]
Given Kudos: 199
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.5
Re: It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock [#permalink]
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'

Hence - B
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 94609
Own Kudos [?]: 643639 [0]
Given Kudos: 86737
Re: It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock [#permalink]
Kritesh wrote:
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
B. than those of
C. than is true of
D. compared with
E. relatively to those of

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

B.

The fact that the word than is underlined is a clue that there may be a comparison problem here. As written, the sentence actually compares the assets of small investors to the large investors themselves, which doesn't make sense. We need to compare either investors to investors, or assets to assets.

(B) makes the comparison clear: the small investors' assets are less robust than those of large investors. (E) fixes the comparison error by adding of but relatively is grammatically incorrect here. (C) and (D) do not fix the comparison error.
Intern
Joined: 27 Dec 2018
Posts: 36
Own Kudos [?]: 13 [0]
Given Kudos: 10
Location: India
GPA: 3.48
WE:General Management (Manufacturing)
Re: It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock [#permalink]
X less than Y is the correct idiom . X and Y are same in B .
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 17529
Own Kudos [?]: 869 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Re: It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock [#permalink]
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: It can be difficult for small investors to sell their shares of stock [#permalink]
Moderators:
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
6986 posts
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
236 posts