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It has become more popular for parents to send their children to private schools rather than sending them to public ones.

(A) private schools rather than sending them to public ones
(B) private schools rather than public schools
(C) study at private schools rather than sending them to public ones
(D) be schooled privately rather than in public schools
(E) private rather than public schools
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22 Feb 2013, 12:56
soumens wrote:
I am tied between B and E.

Is E construction correct?

Hi Soumens,

The construction in (E) is fine and is a quite commonly used construction.

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22 Feb 2013, 16:38
Does B have a parallelism or redundancy/wordiness error? If the former, can someone elaborate on the issue? My only observation is that schools (same entities) are compared, for which reason one of the "school" words needs to be omitted.
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Does B have a parallelism or redundancy/wordiness error? If the former, can someone elaborate on the issue? My only observation is that schools (same entities) are compared, for which reason one of the "school" words needs to be omitted.

Hi stoy4o,

Both (B) and (E) are correct, and both express a clear and concise comparison. Just because (E) expresses the same idea in a fewer one it will be a better choice in GMAT.

Yes the same entities are being compared and "schools" can be (not "need" to be) omitted without changing the meaning of the sentence.

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14 Jul 2013, 23:19
I think B should be correct, E seems somewhat awkward to say ...
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Hi,

It's clear that both B&E are gramatically correct.

For example there is no reason why you can't say something like this:

There are red and green apples in the tree (rather than there are red apples and green apples in the tree)

SO if that is the case, it all comes down to simplicaity, and brevity. You do not *need* the extra word in B, so you should go for the simplest most concise answer.

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26 Feb 2014, 01:39
"More ... rather than" is not a correct Idiom.

On MGMAT forum, instructors have mentioned it many times that more goes with than and rather than is not idiomatic.

Experts kindly suggest : is this question OK ?
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28 Jun 2015, 04:01
It has become more popular for parents to send their children to private schools rather than sending them to public ones.

private schools rather than sending them to public ones

private schools rather than public schools

study at private schools rather than sending them to public ones

be schooled privately rather than in public schools

private rather than public schools
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