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Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

This the corrected version of the original post; It has also been corrected by sekkmba, I beleive, later in the thread
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08 Aug 2010, 18:33
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Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

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Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...

The question was corrected on <MGMAT site
Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

Notice change in choices above
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04 Feb 2010, 11:52
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We should use "such as" when introducing examples. Or so I thought.

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A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as

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Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...
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The correct verison of the question is as follows...

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience - CORRECT
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
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C for me

comparison was easy.. needs to be such as. parallelism was nicely snuck in here given that C becomes comparatively wordy.
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Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

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The OA is C

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html
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04 Feb 2010, 10:17
Hi Amit - Is the answer 'C'?

I think this is more of a comparison and parallism is not important here.
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04 Feb 2010, 10:43
Hi,
Could you please explain why C is correct?
Is it merely because of correct usage of 'in much the same way' than 'much the same way' and correct logical comparison between the 2 different ways.
So will that mean in case of usage like this the verbs used for comparison are not necessary to be parallel....like e register and experience in this case.

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04 Feb 2010, 11:33
It is not 'D' or 'E' because it makes the sentence sound as though the evidence was found based on a single person.

The sentence is comparing the Initial emotions of the person like sadness or anger with heartburn that the person experiences. It is a comparison of 2 things the person would experience. Option A compares the initial emotions with a just heartburn which doesnt indicate that its actually something which is being experienced. So I thought its not option A

Option B changes the meaning of the sentence. The scientists have found evidence that people exhibit such characteristics. But B changes the meaning to indicate that scientists have found out people who exhibit such characteristics.

This is the way I boiled down my choice as C. Is this correct?
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04 Feb 2010, 11:45
Hi,
It's A. Thanks for the explanation.
But Could you please touch on the point if parallelism should not be considered in a sentence like this.
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04 Feb 2010, 12:00
Apologies for the typo.....OA is C only...
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04 Feb 2010, 14:31
Hi Amit,

The reason why I think this isnt a sentence having Parallism is because all the sentence is trying to do is compare a set of human evidence with another. I understand Parallism as something which runs parallel to one another. E.G. I was in the train when my friend was studying.

Hope this helps...but please someone correct me if I am wrong.
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04 Feb 2010, 14:55
Hi,
Thanks for the info. The only reason, I was not convinced is the phrase 'They experiencing heartburn'. According to me it should be 'They experience heartburn'.

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21 Jun 2010, 23:30
Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

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08 Aug 2010, 11:44
I guess the correct OA is C. please check again
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09 Aug 2010, 08:20
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Hi Experts,
Could anyone look into the following question:

Q: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

Doubt:
Do registering and experiencing have to be parallel?

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"their" in the end of the sentence refers to people. Leave A B C and eliminate the rest.

Among A B C, Such as is better than like in this case and "as" is used to introduce clauses. Get rid of A. Between B and C. "in much the same way is better than "much the same way" and C, at least, looks more like a clause, but it still does not look like a complete clause. I am not sure whether it's missing "are" between "they" and "experiencing." Pick C, it has the least number of errors.
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16 Aug 2010, 13:46
based on the modified version of the question:

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Can you please tell me the source of this question...???

Q: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

because in case of C they ambiguously refer to Scientists as well as People...so I am just confused because in GMAT a pronoun should have only one antecedent.

D and E out because of the use of their referring to a singular noun person.

Hence the answer should be B
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I think i did something wrong here as A and B are also not correct options
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