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CS:Contrary to popular belief

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05 Jun 2005, 09:18
223. Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in addition to their laurel wreaths.
(A) Contrary to
(B) In contrast with
(C) Opposite of
(D) Unlike
(E) In spite of

Why can't we use B?Can someone explain?
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05 Jun 2005, 09:53
Why do you want to use "In contrast with " when "COntrary to " is a better idiom used here .

that might be the sole reason to reject "B" and rest options just don't make sense .

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05 Jun 2005, 09:57
No .. ignore my previous reply ..
after some thoughts over the question I say "Unlike " should be used.

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05 Jun 2005, 10:26
A)..."compare to" compares unlike things , whereas "compare with" compares like things.
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05 Jun 2005, 11:56
shalinikhatri wrote:
No .. ignore my previous reply ..
after some thoughts over the question I say "Unlike " should be used.

it is A. contrary to is correct here. if you want to use unlike, you are comparing and you need another belief.
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05 Jun 2005, 12:25
would pick A.
it is the most obvious sentence out of the five for me..'contrary to popular belief...' based on everyday usage...
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13 Jun 2007, 18:28
HIMALAYA wrote:
shalinikhatri wrote:
No .. ignore my previous reply ..
after some thoughts over the question I say "Unlike " should be used.

it is A. contrary to is correct here. if you want to use unlike, you are comparing and you need another belief.

What is the setup for unlike?

is it Unlike X, Y....?
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13 Jun 2007, 20:07
Fuqua wrote:
223. Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in addition to their laurel wreaths.
(A) Contrary to
(B) In contrast with
(C) Opposite of
(D) Unlike
(E) In spite of

Why can't we use B?Can someone explain?

"Contrary to" is idiomatic. A.
Re: CS:Contrary to popular belief   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2007, 20:07
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