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1. The judge liked Sally's pastry better than Bob.
2. John sings better when compared to Mona's dancing.

In the first sentence, it is implied that the judge liked the pastry better than he liked Bob. However, it is obvious that he liked one pastry better than the other. So the correct way of putting it is:

The judge liked Sally's pastry better than that of Bob.
In the second sentence, if you were comparing them on the basis of same skills, like either their dancing skills or their singing skills, 'compared to' would have been correct. Now that you are comparing two different skills, it's better to phrase it as follows:
John sings better when compared with Mona's dancing.

Register for this class, if you would like to assess more complicated examples, This class could be helpful while preparing for the Sentence Correction section of the GMAT exam.

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