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# Research in developmental psychology has shown that teenagers are far

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Research in developmental psychology has shown that teenagers are far more concerned with how they are accepted by their peers than younger children.

A. how they are accepted by their peers than younger children
B. being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are
C. how they are accepted by peers as younger children are
D. their acceptance amongst peers than younger children
E. being accepted by their peers than younger children

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Updated on: 27 Oct 2015, 19:37
A. how they are accepted by their peers than younger children--- wrongly compares the manner of how teens are accepted with younger children

B. being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are—Only correct choice; Normally, is such inverted sentences, we see the verb being fronted before the subject < than are children younger than them>

C. how they are accepted by peers as younger children are --not using the comparator ‘than’

D. their acceptance amongst peers than younger children – compares acceptance with younger children, acceptance among peers is wrong diction; acceptance by peers is correct idiom,
E. being accepted by their peers than younger children--- wrong comparison.
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Originally posted by daagh on 11 Aug 2015, 22:15.
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27 Oct 2015, 19:17
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Research in developmental psychology has shown that teenagers are far more concerned with how they are accepted by their peers than younger children.

this is kind of a question that tries to trick you that being is smth that is not correct.
first of all, let's remember that being is used correctly when it plays the role of a noun or in passive voice. In our case, being is a gerund that plays the role of the noun.

A. how they are accepted by their peers than younger children
this one has a comparison error. 2 comparisons can be understood:
-Teenagers are more concerned how they are accepted by their peers than by younger children
-Teenagers are more concerned than younger children are.
This choice is incorrect.

B. being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are
being is used as a noun, so no mistake here
children younger than them are - the ambiguous comparison is eliminated.

C. how they are accepted by peers as younger children are
incorrect comparison. more concerned than, not more concerned as

D. their acceptance amongst peers than younger children
again, ambiguous comparison

E. being accepted by their peers than younger children
ambiguous comparison.

B is the winner.
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The way I see it, in all the wrong options except D in which 'than' is missing, there is ambiguity in comparison. We don't know whether teenagers are more concerned or younger children are more concerned.

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28 Oct 2015, 22:29
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Research in developmental psychology has shown that teenagers are far more concerned with how they are accepted by their peers than younger children.

A. how they are accepted by their peers than younger children
B. being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are
C. how they are accepted by peers as younger children are
D. their acceptance amongst peers than younger children
E. being accepted by their peers than younger children

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OA is B.

I have a doubt , please clarify, being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are - USING "THEM ARE" is correct?
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29 Oct 2015, 04:29
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reto wrote:
Research in developmental psychology has shown that teenagers are far more concerned with how they are accepted by their peers than younger children.

A. how they are accepted by their peers than younger children
B. being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are
C. how they are accepted by peers as younger children are
D. their acceptance amongst peers than younger children
E. being accepted by their peers than younger children

Wow...

OA is B.

I have a doubt , please clarify, being accepted by their peers than children younger than them are - USING "THEM ARE" is correct?

Younger than them - modifies the noun children
Children is plural, thus it takes the plural form
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03 Jan 2019, 10:38
The wording makes the correct choice (B) sound a little bit weird.

However, keep in mind that we would like to compare the importance of peer approval between Teens and younger children.
Several answer choices make it sound like the acceptance of peers is more important to teens than how they (teens) are perceived by younger children.

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