The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 Feb 2017, 04:57

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

SVP
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 2243
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 328 [0], given: 0

The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Feb 2005, 23:31
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (00:16) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates of most other fishes.
(A)
(B) to most other fishes' rate
(C) to that of rates fro most other fishes
(D) to most other fishes
(E) with most other fishes
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Director
Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 863
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 205 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Feb 2005, 01:33
This one tests for the idiom "compare with/to" but it is too easy that I don't have to wonder which one to go for "to" or "with". After POE, "the rates of.." in (A) is necessary and "that of rates.." is just wrong. All other choices are wrong for same reason. Hence (A).
VP
Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 1488
Location: Germany
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 332 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Feb 2005, 05:46
A ! because of right comparision between the rates !
Director
Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 905
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Feb 2005, 06:19
I agree wiht (A)

Now for the 99th time, compared with and compared to, which is the proper idiom? Or should i say, which is the GMAT idiom?:lol:
Director
Joined: 21 Sep 2004
Posts: 610
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Feb 2005, 06:42
Both are correct idioms.

Compared to is used to compare unlike things
Compared with is used to compare like things

generally "Compare to" is used to stress the resemblance. where as "Compare with" is used when we want to show similarities or differences.. stressing the differences is lot more common on GMAT

you will use "compare to" in the following situation.

he compared her to sunshine.
the girl and sunshine are unlike things here.

where as "compare with"
he compared a green apple with a red apple.
apples are similar items.

here its the rate of the fishes- sharks and fishes similar items
so "compared with" is right in this case

hope this helps..
Intern
Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 39
Location: Moscow, Russia
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

06 Feb 2005, 02:31
vprabhala wrote:
Both are correct idioms.

Compared to is used to compare unlike things
Compared with is used to compare like things

generally "Compare to" is used to stress the resemblance. where as "Compare with" is used when we want to show similarities or differences.. stressing the differences is lot more common on GMAT

you will use "compare to" in the following situation.

he compared her to sunshine.
the girl and sunshine are unlike things here.

where as "compare with"
he compared a green apple with a red apple.
apples are similar items.

here its the rate of the fishes- sharks and fishes similar items
so "compared with" is right in this case

hope this helps..

visa versa!
I don't hope that this helps

compare to stresses similarities
compare with stresses differences

so the answer is A. By the way, OA is A too
VP
Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 1218
Location: Taiwan
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 623 [0], given: 0

Re: SC: shark [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Feb 2005, 04:39
HongHu wrote:
The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates of most other fishes.
(A)
(B) to most other fishes' rate
(C) to that of rates fro most other fishes
(D) to most other fishes
(E) with most other fishes

sorry for late
A it is.
we need to use compare with rather than compare to.
Besides, we need to compare both rates.
Intern
Joined: 16 Oct 2004
Posts: 16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Feb 2005, 09:52
The problem is not with 'compare to' or 'compare with'. We have to compare the RATE of sharks to the RATES of other fishes. If we say 'RATE of other fishes' we'll make a mistake because all other fishes cannot have the same rate
SVP
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 2243
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 328 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Feb 2005, 10:06
That is a great point, thanks!

I was wondering if we say "They shook their head", or "They shook their heads". Now I understand.
Intern
Joined: 03 Dec 2004
Posts: 12
Location: London
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Feb 2005, 23:09
Am I right in saying that since we are comparing the rates of two similar items i.e. 'Sharks rate' and 'Fishe's rate', the correct usage is 'compare with'.

Ans A
_________________

regards,
c

Manager
Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 160
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jun 2007, 11:47
I wud go with C.

1. Rates for is a Correct Idiom
2. Needs compared to, since they are disimilar objects
3. and rates- plural is used.
Director
Joined: 08 Jun 2007
Posts: 583
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Sep 2007, 11:58
bmwhype2 wrote:
ChallengeMaker wrote:
The problem is not with 'compare to' or 'compare with'. We have to compare the RATE of sharks to the RATES of other fishes. If we say 'RATE of other fishes' we'll make a mistake because all other fishes cannot have the same rate

So...What is the OA?

I am not sure if we arrived on a OA for this one.
Everybody seems to agree on A .
Can sombody explain ?
Director
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 886
Schools: University of Chicago, Wharton School
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 198 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

10 Sep 2007, 13:56
ashkrs wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
ChallengeMaker wrote:
The problem is not with 'compare to' or 'compare with'. We have to compare the RATE of sharks to the RATES of other fishes. If we say 'RATE of other fishes' we'll make a mistake because all other fishes cannot have the same rate

So...What is the OA?

I am not sure if we arrived on a OA for this one.
Everybody seems to agree on A .
Can sombody explain ?

though OA is not provided, it should be A.
10 Sep 2007, 13:56
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Bankers worried about the current low rates of investment, a trend vie 8 21 Jul 2015, 11:34
Due to his high metabolism rate, Jeff can eat anything he 7 11 Jun 2011, 05:23
2 The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates 22 11 May 2010, 03:01
8 Researchers blamed the low rate of growth in the harbor's 26 15 Mar 2009, 21:43
11 The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates 15 01 Sep 2008, 18:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# The metabolic rate of sharks is low compared with the rates

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.