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In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of dissonance is evident in the symphonies of Mahler.

(A) In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of dissonance is evident in the symphonies of Mahler.
(B) In contrast with Haydn's symphonies, Mahler uses dissonance much more freely.
(C) In contrast to those of Haydn, the symphonies of Mahler demonstrate a much more free use of dissonance.
(D) In contrast to Haydn's symphonies, Mahler's demonstrate a much freer use of dissonance.
(E) In contrast with Haydn's symphonies, those of Mahler use dissonance much more freely.
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Hi Yashii9,

The problem in the original sentence is that the comparison is wrong. So, we eliminate the options A and B. Now, we are left with C, D and E. In E, there is idiomatic error in "In Contrast with". So we are left with C and D. Now in C, the phrase "a much more free" is wordier and clumsy(Also changing the original wording in the sentence above) than the original one "a much freer use". Hence, eliminating C. The correct option is D.


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Hi Yashii9,

The problem in the original sentence is that the comparison is wrong. So, we eliminate the options A and B. Now, we are left with C, D and E. In E, there is idiomatic error in "In Contrast with". So we are left with C and D. Now in C, the phrase "a much more free" is wordier and clumsy(Also changing the original wording in the sentence above) than the original one "a much freer use". Hence, eliminating C. The correct option is D.


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not too comfortable with " In contrast to Haydn's symphonies, Mahler's " :( just sounds incomplete to me.
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Comparison is correct in both C and D. The problem is with the change i posted in the earlier reply. :)
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not too comfortable with " In contrast to Haydn's symphonies, Mahler's " just sounds incomplete to me.


It is clear from the first part that we are comparing (contrasting) haydn's symphonies with someone else's .. In the second part it is clearly mentioned that hayden's symphonies are being contrasted with those of mahler (mahler's ..) .. We need not mention the word symphony again , or resort to writing a larger sentence such as ... In contrast to haydn's symphonies, the symphonies of Mayhler .....

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Version 1 . In contrast to Ralph's jumpshot, the jumpshot of kobe is better..

Version 2. In contrast to ralph's jump shot, kobe's is better....

Version 2 sounds better, conveys the meaning and is shorter ..
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Option D & E are grammatically correct. Since we are emphasizing the differences between the two musicians' symphonies, shouldn't the correct option be E?
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Hi Yashii9,

The problem in the original sentence is that the comparison is wrong. So, we eliminate the options A and B. Now, we are left with C, D and E. In E, there is idiomatic error in "In Contrast with". So we are left with C and D. Now in C, the phrase "a much more free" is wordier and clumsy(Also changing the original wording in the sentence above) than the original one "a much freer use". Hence, eliminating C. The correct option is D.


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According to Platinum GMAT, "In contrast with X, Y" and "In contrast to X, Y" are both idiomatically correct. Is there another reason we would eliminate E?
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In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of dissonance is evident in the symphonies of Mahler.

A) In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of dissonance is evident in the symphonies of Mahler.
The comparison between "the symphonies of Haydn" and a "use of dissonance" is illogical.
B) In contrast with Haydn's symphonies, Mahler uses dissonance much more freely.
The comparison between "Haydn's symphonies" and "Mahler" is illogical.
C) In contrast to those of Haydn, the symphonies of Mahler demonstrate a much more free use of dissonance.
What does "those of" refer to? When put at the beginning of the sentence, it leaves the reader thinking what does it refer to until it reads the second part of the sentence.
"much more free use" is wordier than "much freer use"

D) In contrast to Haydn's symphonies, Mahler's demonstrate a much freer use of dissonance.
E) In contrast with Haydn's symphonies, those of Mahler use dissonance much more freely.
The second part of the sentence implies that the symphonies of Mahler use dissonance, but a symphony cannot use anything. It is rather people who can use or not use something. This error is mitigated in option D, where the construction "Mahler's demonstrate a much freer use..." allows for someone else to use dissonance.

The clear candidates are options D and E. If you can provide additional reasons for discarding option E, they will be very welcome.
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In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of dissonance is evident in the symphonies of Mahler.

the comparison is b/w Symphonies of Haydn and Symphonies of Mahler . In ans .choice we can expect the comparision b/w Haydn and Mahler but the intended meaning should not change .

Also note that in GMAT noun's noun and can not be parallel to noun of noun as in- Ram's book can not be parallel to Book of ram

(A) In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of dissonance is evident in the symphonies of Mahler. - wrong construction the better idiom is In contrast to X,Y
(B) In contrast with Haydn's symphonies, Mahler uses dissonance much more freely.-wrong comparison -Haydn's symphonies is contrasted to Mahler
(C) In contrast to those of Haydn, the symphonies of Mahler demonstrate a much more free use of dissonance.-- here the comparison is corrected but intended meaning is changed by introducing much more free use of dissonance - more then what???? -more should be followed by than what????
(D) In contrast to Haydn's symphonies, Mahler's demonstrate a much freer use of dissonance.---correct comparison
(E) In contrast with Haydn's symphonies, those of Mahler use dissonance much more freely.---noun's noun can not be parallel to noun of noun
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IMO ,Grammatically both D and E are correct . Those can create a copy of the noun it is referring to , but there is a meaning error in E.
E suggests that Symphonies themselves use dissonance . It is the composer who has used dissonance not the symphonies.
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E is missing the evidence or (demonstration) of use

the meaning is slightly altered.Hence wrong
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Hi Experts,

Is "those of" in the beginning incorrect? Or choice C is incorrect because of wordiness. Thanks
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Is "those of" in the beginning incorrect? Or choice C is incorrect because of wordiness. Thanks


Choice C is incorrect because of wordiness. Had d been wrong, we would have chosen C the correct answer.
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