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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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Re: Sentence Correction (Comparisons and Active-passive voices) [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 01:13
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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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Re: Sentence Correction (Comparisons and Active-passive voices) [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 01:17
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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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Re: In contrast to the symphonies of Haydn, a much freer use of [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 11:36
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 2. In contrast to ralph's jump shot, kobe's is better....

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