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# Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on

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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

On what basis should I choose between comparison and compare? please shed some light!
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26 Jul 2007, 14:32
"compare to" is for similarities
"compare with" is for differences

So then it's between C and E since this is a differences question. I say C because you base something on comparisons. You don't base something on comparing.
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27 Jul 2007, 11:44
I pick E here.
C and E are the only viable options for use of 'between'.

I look forward to other people's comments.
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27 Jul 2007, 12:56
AugiTh wrote:
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

On what basis should I choose between comparison and compare? please shed some light!

E for me.

here 'compairing' is a gerund ( verb acting as a noun)

now ...decide urself:

1..... based on compairing A with B
2.....based on comparision A with B ( here 'comparision' has been used as a noun though it suppose to be a verb)
3. ......based on compairing x to y (are we looking for similarities? :p )
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Re: SC1000: Comparison Vs Compare [#permalink]

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27 Jul 2007, 21:26
AugiTh wrote:
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

On what basis should I choose between comparison and compare? please shed some light!

E. the issue s are "between and among" and "comparing to or comparing with" not "compare and comparision"..

1. first chose between for 2 choices.

2. second chose comparing with becasue the comparision is between 2 similary things: bond yield and dividends. both are yeilds so "compare(ing) with" is more appropariate.
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Re: SC1000: Comparison Vs Compare [#permalink]

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24 May 2008, 01:57
it´s between c and e - guys, how do you think about it? oa says c, but doesn´t sound the ing-form better than the noun?
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Re: SC1000: Comparison Vs Compare [#permalink]

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24 Aug 2009, 23:58
OA is C
i think the difference between "compare with" and "compare to" needs no more explaination.
what confuse me is why "comparison" is better than "comparing" .

maybe one of the possible explanation is that the "ing" need a subject, and in this sentence, any noun before the "comparing" could be the subject.
One of GMCC's favorite tricks.

p.s. another explanation like this: when a verb has a nominal, the noun is superior to the "ing" form.

Can anyone help to confirm these explanations? Thx~
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Re: SC1000: Comparison Vs Compare [#permalink]

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04 Sep 2009, 22:23
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

If you take the second half of the sentence with Comparison (Noun form) and Comparing (Gerundive form) separately, here is how they look -

X - on comparisons of bond yields with the dividends available on common stocks
XX - on comparing bond yields with the dividends available on common stocks

Now the first one sounds like a noun (an outcome) while the second one sounds like an ongoing activity (a complete sense in itself).

Seems like they want to base it on the results and not the activity. Therefore, I think C is the answer.
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Re: SC1000: Comparison Vs Compare [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2012, 01:47
flyinhair wrote:
OA is C
i think the difference between "compare with" and "compare to" needs no more explaination.
what confuse me is why "comparison" is better than "comparing" .

maybe one of the possible explanation is that the "ing" need a subject, and in this sentence, any noun before the "comparing" could be the subject.
One of GMCC's favorite tricks.

p.s. another explanation like this: when a verb has a nominal, the noun is superior to the "ing" form.

Can anyone help to confirm these explanations? Thx~

I think so too. " when a verb has a nominal, the noun is superior to the 'ing' form." And the nominal and the noun have to represent the same meaning.
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Re: Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on [#permalink]

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23 Apr 2014, 17:45
Could someone please explain C vs E please? Would be happy to throw some Kudos out there!

Cheers!
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18 Jun 2014, 22:01
jlgdr wrote:
Could someone please explain C vs E please? Would be happy to throw some Kudos out there!

Cheers!
J

" Many investors base their choice "

"Base their Choice" on existing "Comparisons" not "On Comparing" (Present cont)

You cannot base your choice on some activity which is still ongoing.
Hence I'd go with "C"
Re: Many investors base their choice between bonds and stocks on   [#permalink] 18 Jun 2014, 22:01
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