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One benefit of learning to speak a sophisticated language

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One benefit of learning to speak a sophisticated language like Vietnamese while learning to read it rather than separately is that the student can more effective apply his or her knowledge in social settings.

A. ""
B. rather than independently
D. instead of as a separate process
E. rather than in a separate process
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20 Oct 2005, 08:59
E makes most sense...btw D & E...

what it conveys is that learning to speak while learning to read it, instead of as a seperate process of reading...is better...
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20 Oct 2005, 10:25
GMATT73 wrote:
One benefit of learning to speak a sophisticated language like Vietnamese while learning to read it rather than separately is that the student can more effective apply his or her knowledge in social settings.

A. ""
B. rather than independently
D. instead of as a separate process
E. rather than in a separate process

Need to know we compare what to what
" learning ........read it" is a process, thus correct answer must contain the word " process" or sort of . E is fine coz it , anyway, uses "rather than" which is preferred in GMAT.

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20 Oct 2005, 10:39
This was very confusing for me. Finally came down to A and E.
Agree with others, E seems better.
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20 Oct 2005, 13:18
When is it better to use "instead of" vs "rather than"??
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20 Oct 2005, 18:43
It was little confusing to me as well. But thought of nailing E.
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20 Oct 2005, 19:56
E. llism:

in social settings rather than in a separate process
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20 Oct 2005, 20:37
Great work gang!

OA is E.
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20 Oct 2005, 21:05
rather than should be used since we are indicating a preference between choices.
C and D are out
A and B - awkward

E is the best choice.
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21 Oct 2005, 01:51
noted !! independently is adverb as well as separately

in place of +noun,
in lieu of + noun,
rather than ex I would rather go swimming than go to the library
ex I would watch TV rather see movies
ex I would live in town rather in the country.
21 Oct 2005, 01:51
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