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Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to the dividends available on common stocks.

(A) between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields to
(B) among bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields to
(C) between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with
(D) among bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields and
(E) between bonds and stocks on comparing bond yields with
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26 Jul 2006, 01:53
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C comes close but E is more concise.

---> "between" as we are comparing two things.
---> "compare with" is for comparing like or similar things.
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26 Jul 2006, 06:40
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"with" is used to compare similar things.
you base X on comparison (noun) NOT base X on comparing
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26 Jul 2006, 07:00
Bonds and stocks... 2 things... must be BETWEEN

left with A C and E... A and E have gerunds... oh those gerunds again these gerunds are used as a VERB, but a standing w/out "TO BE" gerund is NOT A VERB, so eliminate A and E

NOTE: you don't even have to deal with the idiom (in case you forgot) if you know stuff about gerund!

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26 Jul 2006, 09:44
(C) between bonds and stocks on comparisons of bond yields with
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27 Jul 2006, 11:24
It's C.

1. Compare with - is used to compare like things to discern similarities. Compare to - used to compare unlike things like dogs & apples
2. Compairing is a verb vs. choose (verb) on comparisions (noun) of
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29 Jul 2006, 18:05
u2lover wrote:
Bonds and stocks... 2 things... must be BETWEEN

left with A C and E... A and E have gerunds... oh those gerunds again these gerunds are used as a VERB, but a standing w/out "TO BE" gerund is NOT A VERB, so eliminate A and E

NOTE: you don't even have to deal with the idiom (in case you forgot) if you know stuff about gerund!

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Could you pls elaborate on this? Is this rule give in MGMAT?
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29 Jul 2006, 19:07
mailtheguru wrote:
u2lover wrote:
Bonds and stocks... 2 things... must be BETWEEN

left with A C and E... A and E have gerunds... oh those gerunds again these gerunds are used as a VERB, but a standing w/out "TO BE" gerund is NOT A VERB, so eliminate A and E

NOTE: you don't even have to deal with the idiom (in case you forgot) if you know stuff about gerund!

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Could you pls elaborate on this? Is this rule give in MGMAT?

see "my talk" on gerunds here:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ght=gerund

that rule is widely acceptable... I learned it from GMAX, you can google it out from any grammar source... you will get the same answer.
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