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by sanjaylakhani » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:46 pm
813). The question of whether to divest themselves of stock in companies that do business in South Africa is particularly troublesome for the nation’s 116 private Black colleges because their economic bases are often more fragile than most predominantly White colleges.
(A) than

(B) than those of

(C) than is so of

(D) compared to

(E) compared to those of

Why is C preferred as compared to E

Is it that in E- "as" is missing

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by reachac » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:45 am
IMO E

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by sibbineni » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:35 am
IMO B

Compared to is used when comparing unlike things.

OA please??

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by Mahalo » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:13 pm
the economic bases of the white colleges are compared to the black colleges.

So - answer (B) "Than those of" is appropriate.

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by Arabian Baba » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:25 pm
IMO B

'than is so of" doesn't sound correct. It would rather have been 'than is THAT of'.

here we are comparing the similarities and differences between two like things, so compared to is inappropriate.

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by kiranlegend » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:19 pm
sibbineni wrote:IMO B

Compared to is used when comparing unlike things.

OA please??
Yo even my answer is B. let us know the correct answer

But what does IMO and OA stand for? :)

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by Aldiablo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:38 pm
IMO C.

to refer things/nouns we use 'those'/'it'
to refer 'actions' we use 'so'

eg. He needs to do 'it' is wrong.

"compared to" is wrong
"than" makes wrong comparison so wrong.


only answer left. C
When you think you can or you cannot, you are generally correct.

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by sukrant26 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:33 am
Arent we comparing economic bases of colleges here?

Hence where is the question of comparing actions....

IMO B....comparing economic bases , hence "than those of"