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One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more

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One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.


(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born

(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty of older, compared to just one of six babies who were born

(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six

(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six

(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six

Originally posted by Praetorian on 04 Oct 2003, 16:55.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Aug 2018, 02:58, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 14 Dec 2010, 08:01
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The rule for 'compared to' vs. 'compared with':

Compare to - is used to liken two things or to put them in the same category. You should use "compare to" when you intend to simply assert that two things are alike.Use "compared to" to illustrate that two things are similar

e.g -

1). The economy can be compared to a stallion charging at the gate.
2). I compare getting comments from students in class to pulling teeth.
3). She compared her work for women's rights to Susan B. Anthony's campaign for women's suffrage.

Compare with - is used to place two things side by side for the purpose of examining their similarities or differences. Use "compared with" to illustrate the differences a comparison draws

e.g -

1). The American economy can be compared with the European economy to note how military history impacts future economics.
2). It would be interesting to compare Purdue with Ohio State.
3). Ann has a 3.5 GPA, compared with Jim's 2.9.

Source: http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... -with.html
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New post 13 Oct 2003, 02:23
Compare with
Compare to

I think I saw this in Kaplan verbal workbook....can anyone shed light over here?
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New post 13 Oct 2003, 10:38
compared with is right. The comparison is between two groups of women, one older than 30 and the other younger. So D is right.
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New post 26 Jun 2007, 11:11
'compared to' is wrong in this case...comparing like things so use 'compar e with'.
One in four is

D it is.
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7. One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.
(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six
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compare similar nouns with compare with. Therefore, AD remain.

A is wrong because thirty years or more. More describes uncountable things like pollution. More or less pollution.
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GMAT does not distinguish between compare to/with anymore.
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The problem with B is that for the first arm of one it uses singular verb ‘is’ and for the second arm of one it uses ‘were’.
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Hi,

The way I distinguish is whether things are 'versions' or 'totally different'

e.g.

Compared to a brick, a car is very large

Compared with Picasso, Monet is not much of an artist

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New post 14 Apr 2015, 05:11
7. One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.
(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six

For me D is best

Because: B & C are out S-V agreement. One of babies- subject is babies so plural, one baby in four-singular
A & E are out 'More'. More must be used with than.
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New post 04 May 2016, 14:39
D. Because you can't used aged and years in the same sentences as these both mean the same. D has the most logical meaning when compared to the other options, even if personally I still find it strangely worded.
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I think I saw this in Kaplan verbal workbook....can anyone shed light over here?



One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.

(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty of older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six ---best
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six-- 1 baby cannot be born to different mothers

compared to and compared with is not a valid elimination reason as both can be right depending on the situation
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One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.
(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born - more YEARS?
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty or older, compared to just one of six babies who were born - WORDY
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six - S-V ERROR
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six - CORRECT
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six - more YEARS?
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Praetorian wrote:
One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.

(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born
(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty of older, compared to just one of six babies who were born
(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six
(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six
(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six


We use “compared with” for similar objects and “compared to” for different.
Here “baby” is compared with “baby”. Therefore, “compared to” is incorrect.
Hence, B, C, and E are incorrect.
The sentence talks about “babies” being born to “one mother”. Therefore, “mothers”(plural) is incorrect. Hence, A, C, and E are incorrect.
D is the best choice.
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is the ans e

compared to is better than compared with and one is indefinite pronoun can be applicable to mothers
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SVA--one in four is ......A and C out
one in four babies is born to a mother (and not mothers) C and E out
D is concise and best
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One of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born in 1975.


(A) of four babies are now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared with just one of six born

(B) of four babies is now born to a mother whose age is thirty of older, compared to just one of six babies who were born

(C) baby in four are now born to mothers aged thirty or older, compared to just one in six

(D) baby in four is now born to a mother aged thirty or older, compared with just one in six

(E) baby in four is now born to mothers aged thirty years or more, compared to just one in six


The right answer here is D. The most common explanation given is the difference between 'compared with' and 'compared to' and while this is correct, lets see if we can solve this question without having to resort to this admittedly complex rule.

Firstly, whether we use "One of four/six babies" or "One baby in four/six", the idea is still a singular one. Immediately this eliminates A, C ("are now born"), as well as B ("who were born").

Secondly, a baby can only be born to a mother, not a category of "mothers aged thirty....". Hence, we can eliminate E as well.

We're now just left with D, the correct answer.

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