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Re: question from Kaplan800-Unlike German shepherds [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2013, 13:49
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It's "B"

A and E are incorrect because the correct idiom is "unlike x, y".

Also A, C and E are in passive voice, active voice is preferred on GMAT.

Between D and B, B is shorter and more precise.




And that's what I wanted to discuss.
Look at option B from this angle

Many people, willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be fully domesticated, are unwilling to believe the same of pit bulls.

--drop the modifier and search for antecedent for pronoun "same" and you wont find it.

don't you think this error is more critical that the wordiness in option D?




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Re: Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 07:25
Hi - 'same' refers to 'fully domesticated'.

Why don't you think it does?
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Re: Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 18:32
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Hi - 'same' refers to 'fully domesticated'.

Why don't you think it does?


I understand that 'same' refers to 'fully domesticated', but if we drop the modifier, as we can, then there would be no antecedent for "same".
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Re: Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2013, 23:25
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I don't think the section you refer to is a modifier.
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Re: Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2015, 00:58
Hi,

The options clearly boil down to between B and D. But I selected D over B and here are my two cents:

In option B: The reference is made to people who are willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be fully domesticated.

Now as per the real sentence the people is refered to generally and not specifically the lot "who are willing to believe". IMO option B changes the meaning.

In option D:
I can see that "they" is ambiguous however it does not make sense to say "the bulls" are willing to believe... How does anyone think that "the bulls" will believe?? :shock:

Hence I went with B. :oops: Please correct me if I am wrong.

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