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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:54 pm
In a MGMAT test that I gave, I found a question in SC on correlate to v/s correlate with. I have seen both in the various Idiom lists that are floating around. Can anyone please clarify when to use which.

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Post Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:40 pm
I agree now. Search Google and see people use both.
But Barron GMAT goes for correlate with. So I guess it should be right????
This reminds me of: relate to vs. relate with, btw

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Post Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:44 am
I tried googling and went through couple of online dictionaries. At most of the place "correlated to" or "to correlated" is used. However, google clearly shows both, "correlated to" and "correlated with" are used evenly. So, as mentioned in Barron GMAT, is "correlated with" rule of thumb? or is it context dependent?

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Post Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:48 am
karmayogi wrote:
I tried googling and went through couple of online dictionaries. At most of the place "correlated to" or "to correlated" is used. However, google clearly shows both, "correlated to" and "correlated with" are used evenly. So, as mentioned in Barron GMAT, is "correlated with" rule of thumb? or is it context dependent?
Most of times , Idiom depends on the usage..there are not thumb rules for all idioms....

Pls post the sentence and let us all see..which fits the bill

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Post Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:20 pm
Here is the sentence in Barron Diagnostic Test

On the African continent, the incidence of vitamin deficiencies correlates positively with the level of solar radiation

Be careful! Correlate here is a verb, not adjective

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Post Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:38 am
h20hn@yahoo.com wrote:
Here is the sentence in Barron Diagnostic Test

On the African continent, the incidence of vitamin deficiencies correlates positively with the level of solar radiation

Be careful! Correlate here is a verb, not adjective
Corelate with looks good..but can you post the entire question to whether there is any better option

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Post Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:56 am
On the African continent, the incidence of vitamin deficiencies correlates positively with the level of solar radiation
A. ...
B. deficiencies correlate positively with
C. deficiencies, correlate positively with,
D. deficiencies correlate positively to
E. deficiencies correlates positvely to

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Post Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:08 pm
h20hn@yahoo.com wrote:
On the African continent, the incidence of vitamin deficiencies correlates positively with the level of solar radiation
A. ...
B. deficiencies correlate positively with
C. deficiencies, correlate positively with,
D. deficiencies correlate positively to
E. deficiencies correlates positvely to
It looks E

"The incidence" is singular and hence correlated

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Post Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:30 pm
iamcste wrote:
h20hn@yahoo.com wrote:
On the African continent, the incidence of vitamin deficiencies correlates positively with the level of solar radiation
A. ...
B. deficiencies correlate positively with
C. deficiencies, correlate positively with,
D. deficiencies correlate positively to
E. deficiencies correlates positvely to
It looks E

"The incidence" is singular and hence correlated
OA is A

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Post Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:36 pm
I'm lost on this one too. Barron said "deficiencies correlates positively with." Its explanation on this answer is vague.

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:40 am
IMO corelates with is correct here.

Because, the sentence correlates the viatmin deficency with Sloar radition.
Comparing the effect of one on the other. hence "correlates with" sounds good.

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Post Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:06 pm
IMO, A.

incidence of ... correlates with..

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:57 am
the proper idiom is "correlate with" rather than "correlate to."

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Post Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:39 pm
It is "correlate with". Here is another question from MGMAT that tests almost identically:

According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

correlate positively to

are correlated positively to

correlate positively with

correlates positively to

correlates positively with

OA is E...

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Post Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:54 am
Frequently, the etymological root of the word gives some clues. Cor- in 'correlate' comes from the Latin word/prefix cum or con-, meaning 'with.' Granted this doesn't always apply, but in an ambiguous phrase, it's frequently better to match up with the Latin/Greek root.

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