# GMAT Question of The Day:Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections

Since chromosome damage may be caused by viral infections, medical x-rays, and exposure to sunlight, it is important that the chromosomes of a population to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with those of a control population.

(A) to be tested for chemically induced damage be compared with
(B) being tested for damage induced chemically are compared with
(C) being tested for chemically induced damage should be compared to
(D) being tested for chemically induced damage are to be compared to
(E) that is to be tested for chemically induced damage are to be comparable with

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1. kapilnakra says:

c

2. Anchal says:

C

3. anupam says:

A

compared with — when like things are compared
compared to — when different things are compared

4. V Pat says:

(E) that is to be tested for chemically induced damage are to be comparable with

5. Deepa says:

A

I agree with anupam..

6. Deepa says:

correction – the answer should be C since the differences between the two chromosomes are to be found…so it has to be “compared to”

7. anshu says:

E

8. Kamini says:

C

9. Vijay says:

A

10. Ken says:

A – reason, subjunctive form (omit should, are, etc)

11. Deepak says:

I will go with option C

12. Joy says:

One more vote for A. Compare with is the correct idiom. In B, “damage induced chemically” is unidiomatic.

13. Tarun says:

B is the answer.. In Choice A , “it is important that the chromosomes of a population to be tested for chemically induced damage” ,”population to be tested for” doesnt sound correct.

14. Nidhi says:

The right answer is A. Checked from a reliable source as well. Flaws in other favorite options: “chromosomes -being” + “Compared to”

15. Deepshikha says:

A

16. Torum says:

A.

subjuctive form

17. Tarun Chandra says:

a

18. sanjay says:

It is C

19. Anand says:

This statement is in suggession mood … so subjunctive mood to be used .. and damage induced chemically dosen’t sound idiomatic .. so A is the correct answer … and still not satisfied its only A that says ” Compare chromosome of X with chromosome of Y ” … and its not ” Complare chromosome of X to chromosome of Y ”

So it is A…

20. A Chakraverty says:

Ans B

21. Tapas says:

A

22. NIKESH says:

IMO A.

Its subjunctive. and only A has the verb in form be+ verb(without to ).

23. Abhinav says:

A

24. Ronak says:

Agree wid Nikesh’s reason for option A

25. Ankit says:

A… compared with is correct over here

26. 10g says:

C

27. sohel says:

C