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Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.
A. Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed
B. Mideast immigrants are exhibiting rates of entrepreneurship exceeding
C. Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of
D. The rates of entrepreneurship in immigrants from the Mideast exceed
E. The rates of Mideast immigrants’ entrepreneurship exceeds those of

Sometime I am stuck in comparisons. Please share your comparison strategies here.
I always look for parallelism and compared objects
If you have any questions
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06 Jun 2008, 21:30
sondenso wrote:
lexis wrote:
Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.
A. Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed [omited rates of]
B. Mideast immigrants are exhibiting rates of entrepreneurship exceeding [rates of..]
C. Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of
D. The rates of entrepreneurship in immigrants from the Mideast exceed[rates of]
E. The rates of Mideast immigrants’ entrepreneurship exceeds those of

Sometime I am stuck in comparisons. Please share your comparison strategies here.
I always look for parallelism and compared objects

C

those of virtually : Do you think that is correct?
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06 Jun 2008, 21:40
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those of virtually : Do you think that is correct?

Lexis - I am not sure whether "those of virtually" is correct. Rest all choices have bigger flaws. POE works well in this case.
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07 Jun 2008, 03:42
C for me as well. E was tempting, but then I spotted 'rates' and 'exceeds'. Since rates is plural, 'exceed' should be used.
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07 Jun 2008, 05:22
lexis wrote:
Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.
A. Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed
B. Mideast immigrants are exhibiting rates of entrepreneurship exceeding
C. Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of
D. The rates of entrepreneurship in immigrants from the Mideast exceed
E. The rates of Mideast immigrants’ entrepreneurship exceeds those of

Sometime I am stuck in comparisons. Please share your comparison strategies here.
I always look for parallelism and compared objects

A, B,D --->Wrong ---> comparing the rates with group

between C & E
E -- rates not agree with exceeds.

I pick C
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07 Jun 2008, 09:20
x2suresh wrote:
lexis wrote:
Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.
A. Mideast immigrants’ rates of entrepreneurship exceed
B. Mideast immigrants are exhibiting rates of entrepreneurship exceeding
C. Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of
D. The rates of entrepreneurship in immigrants from the Mideast exceed
E. The rates of Mideast immigrants’ entrepreneurship exceeds those of

Sometime I am stuck in comparisons. Please share your comparison strategies here.
I always look for parallelism and compared objects

A, B,D --->Wrong ---> comparing the rates with group

between C & E
E -- rates not agree with exceeds.

I pick C

good catch on E..

C is the only other choice left..
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31 Aug 2008, 00:13
lexis wrote:
C is the OA! Thanks for explanation.

I see that C has some other problem.

Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.

those(plural) doesn't agree with every(singlular). Those must be replaced by that in C.
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31 Aug 2008, 02:36
sanjay_gmat wrote:
lexis wrote:
C is the OA! Thanks for explanation.

I see that C has some other problem.

Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.

those(plural) doesn't agree with every(singlular). Those must be replaced by that in C.

Here "those" refers to the "rates". Nothing's with the "every"...
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31 Aug 2008, 04:40
C is the correct answer because we must compare groups of imigrants.
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31 Aug 2008, 23:58
Richardson wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
lexis wrote:
C is the OA! Thanks for explanation.

I see that C has some other problem.

Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly divers United States economy.

those(plural) doesn't agree with every(singlular). Those must be replaced by that in C.

Here "those" refers to the "rates". Nothing's with the "every"...

Here "those" refers to the "rates". Nothing's with the "every"...

If "those" refers to the "rates", then "every" must be replaced by "all"

Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of "all other immigrant groups" in the increasing divers United States economy.

If you reverse C, it will sound like :

The rate of entrepreneurship of every other immigrant group in United States is smaller than those of the immigrants from the Mideast.

The rate of entrepreneurship of every other immigrant group in United States is singular. So,
we need "that" and not "those" in C. Do you agree?
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