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09 Nov 2014, 10:46
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The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

A. to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
B. to that of other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
C. to those of the rates of seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
D. with other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
E. with those of other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

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09 Nov 2014, 10:50
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The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

A. to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
B. to that of other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
C. to those of the rates of seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
D. with other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
E. with those of other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

Note the misdirection in this question, which seems to force you to make a choice between "compared to" and "compared with", or between "like" and "such as". While there are justifications for making those decisions (more on that below), if you read carefully you can answer this question using pure IMPACTS logic. First, notice that we're comparing the injury rates or certain sports in the non-underlined portion, so we'll need to ensure that the underlined portion completes that comparison logically. We'll therefore need "those of', which is only found in C and E. At this point, a keen reader will notice that C is actually redundant, reading "those of the injury rates of...". This renders the "those of" construction superfluous as injury rates are already in this clause. So C must be incorrect and the only possible choice is E. Without delving too deeply into nitty-gritty grammar, you can solve this question with logic.

Now, with that said, some grammar knowledge can be quite helpful, so you should recognize the difference between "like" and "such as". "Such as" is used when the list includes those items (I like foods such as pizza... means you like pizza) and "like° is used when the list is only used as an analogy (I like foods like pizza... means you like pasta and calzones, but not pizza).

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28 Dec 2014, 04:11
I think this question is good and helpful.
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01 Jan 2016, 19:23
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I think the use of "other" in the answer choices suggests rock climbing and hang gliding are also safe sports, which would contradict the description of them being dangerous.
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19 Jul 2016, 08:25
good question!
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07 Aug 2016, 02:38
Didn't know "Compared with" was idiomatic - had to forcefully select C as that was the only one that compared injury rates fairly; albeit redundantly as i see now.
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06 Oct 2016, 23:07
The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

with those ofother seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
with other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer

Are the above two answers convey the same meaning?
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07 Oct 2016, 04:29
RaguramanS wrote:
The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

with those ofother seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
with other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer

Are the above two answers convey the same meaning?

No, the first one is correct - "those" refers to injury rates. Hence injury rates are compared to injury rates correctly.
In your second option injury rates are wrongly compared with seemingly safe sports.
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08 Nov 2016, 04:12
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Official Solution:

The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

A. to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
B. to that of other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
C. to those of the rates of seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
D. with other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
E. with those of other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

Note the misdirection in this question, which seems to force you to make a choice between "compared to" and "compared with", or between "like" and "such as". While there are justifications for making those decisions (more on that below), if you read carefully you can answer this question using pure IMPACTS logic. First, notice that we're comparing the injury rates or certain sports in the non-underlined portion, so we'll need to ensure that the underlined portion completes that comparison logically. We'll therefore need "those of', which is only found in C and E. At this point, a keen reader will notice that C is actually redundant, reading "those of the injury rates of...". This renders the "those of" construction superfluous as injury rates are already in this clause. So C must be incorrect and the only possible choice is E. Without delving too deeply into nitty-gritty grammar, you can solve this question with logic.

Now, with that said, some grammar knowledge can be quite helpful, so you should recognize the difference between "like" and "such as". "Such as" is used when the list includes those items (I like foods such as pizza... means you like pizza) and "like° is used when the list is only used as an analogy (I like foods like pizza... means you like pasta and calzones, but not pizza).

Hi, can you please tell me when do we use "compared to" and when do we use "compared with"? Thanks
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09 Nov 2016, 06:11
yeshu_a wrote:
souvik101990 wrote:
Official Solution:

The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

A. to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
B. to that of other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
C. to those of the rates of seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
D. with other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
E. with those of other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.

Note the misdirection in this question, which seems to force you to make a choice between "compared to" and "compared with", or between "like" and "such as". While there are justifications for making those decisions (more on that below), if you read carefully you can answer this question using pure IMPACTS logic. First, notice that we're comparing the injury rates or certain sports in the non-underlined portion, so we'll need to ensure that the underlined portion completes that comparison logically. We'll therefore need "those of', which is only found in C and E. At this point, a keen reader will notice that C is actually redundant, reading "those of the injury rates of...". This renders the "those of" construction superfluous as injury rates are already in this clause. So C must be incorrect and the only possible choice is E. Without delving too deeply into nitty-gritty grammar, you can solve this question with logic.

Now, with that said, some grammar knowledge can be quite helpful, so you should recognize the difference between "like" and "such as". "Such as" is used when the list includes those items (I like foods such as pizza... means you like pizza) and "like° is used when the list is only used as an analogy (I like foods like pizza... means you like pasta and calzones, but not pizza).

Hi, can you please tell me when do we use "compared to" and when do we use "compared with"? Thanks

Generally "compared to" is used to depict similarity and "compared with" to depict difference. But this distinction is not important for GMAT - you may consider them interchangeable.
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02 May 2017, 10:14
Compare usually takes the preposition to when it refers to. the activity of describing the resemblances
between unlike things:

• He compared her to a summer day.
• Scientists sometimes compare the human brain to a computer.

Compare takes with when it refers to the act of examining two like things in order to discern their
similarities or differences:

• The police compared the forged signature with the original.
• The committee will have to compare the Senate's version of the bill with the version that was
passed by the House.

When compare is used to mean “to liken” (one) with another, with is traditionally held to be the correct
preposition: That little bauble is not to be compared with (not to) this enormous jewel. But “to” is
frequently used in this context and is not incorrect.

Rule 1: Compare to compares unlike things, whereas compare with compares like things.

Rule 2: Compare to is used to stress the resemblance. Compare with can be used to show either
similarity or difference but is usually used to stress the difference
.

There is a difference between compare to and compare with; the first is to liken one thing to another;
the second is to note the resemblances and differences between two things.
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