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Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which their writing talents are weak.

A. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which their writing talents are weak.
B. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, which they admit they lack, many participants in the program are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing talents are weak.
C. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, writing talents bring out a disinclination in many participant in the program to acknowledge that they are weak to a degree.
D. Many people in the program, willing to admit that they lack musical talent or other creative skills, are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing skills are weak.
E. Many people in the program have a disinclination to acknowledge the weakness of their writing talents while willing to admit their lack of musical talent or other creative skills.
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Re: musical talent or other creative skills [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 05:27
I would go for D.

A. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which their writing talents are weak.
The idiom "unlike X, Y" requires X and Y to be comparable. Here the first portion is not comparable to the second. The passive voice here is also a little harder to read.

B. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, which they admit they lack, many participants in the program are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing talents are weak.
The sentence structure is awkward and unidiomatic.


C. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, writing talents bring out a disinclination in many participant in the program to acknowledge that they are weak to a degree.
Participant is singular which is incorrect. The last "they" could refer to the participants themselves and not to the participants skills.

D. Many people in the program, willing to admit that they lack musical talent or other creative skills, are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing skills are weak.
This is correct, the modifier correctly modifies the "people in the program" and sentence is in active voice and clear.

E. Many people in the program have a disinclination to acknowledge the weakness of their writing talents while willing to admit their lack of musical talent or other creative skills.
"Admit" should be followed by "to". "have a disinclination" is not as clear as "are disinclined".
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Re: musical talent or other creative skills [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 06:33
Other than D I feel C is very Good

I still Feel C has can be the answer
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Re: musical talent or other creative skills [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 07:42
D for me.
in C 'that they are weak to a degree.' is ambiguous. The entire expression looks awkward.
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Re: musical talent or other creative skills [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2009, 08:58
D seems better than C

The 'to a degree' part sounds wrong
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