Question: Research Grants

Comment on Research Grants

criteria is not plural.
gmat-admin's picture

"Criteria" is plural.

Singular: criterion
Plural: criteria
More here:

hey Brent,
why did you not talk about the comparison.
as in option a) is followed by a noun which is incorrect.
and so on?
gmat-admin's picture

Be careful. We're not really comparing anything here. We're actually saying that they're identical ("same as").

We can use "same as" with two nouns. For example, we might say, "A cat's liver is the same as a dog's liver."

Hello Brent,
Out of curiousity what level of difficulty would this question be ?

gmat-admin's picture

It's a tricky one. I'd say it's in the 650-700 range.

Hey Brent
In the idiom list that you have provided, it is mentioned that the idiom is 'same to A as to B', but in this video, at 1:26 you mentioned it as 'same for X as for Y'.
So which one of the two is correct?
gmat-admin's picture

"same for X as for Y" and "same to X as to Y" are both fine.

However, in this question, it's a matter of parallelism. In the first part of the sentence, we have SAME FOR X, so to maintain parallelism, the second part needs AS FOR Y.

Add a comment

Ask on Beat The GMAT

If you have any questions, ask them on the Beat The GMAT discussion forums. The average response time is typically less than 30 minutes.

Change Playback Speed

To watch our videos at faster speeds (e.g., 20% or 50% faster), download this free extension for your Chrome web browser.  

Have a question about this video?

Post your question in the Comment section below, and we’ll answer it as fast as humanly possible.