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Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged

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895. Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warbler are very difficult to tell apart.
(A) Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warbler are very difficult to tell apart.
(B) Unlike most warbler species, the gender of the blue-winged warbler is very difficult to distinguish.
(C) Unlike those in most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.
(D) It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species, to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler apart.
(E) Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the male and female apart.
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28 Apr 2005, 12:14
A very tricky question.

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28 Apr 2005, 15:51
saurabhmalpani wrote:
A very tricky question.

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why is it E) ?
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28 Apr 2005, 15:59
I'd go with A. Here's the reasoning:

(A) Quite concise and clear.
(B) "gender is very difficult to distinguish" is improper. The correct one should be "it is very difficult to distinguish between the genders...".
(C) "Unlike those" is improper.
(D) Correct, but convoluted. Not direct speech.
(E). Same as (D).

Can other provide reasoning for their answers?

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28 Apr 2005, 16:04
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I'd go with A. Here's the reasoning:

(A) Quite concise and clear.
(B) "gender is very difficult to distinguish" is improper. The correct one should be "it is very difficult to distinguish between the genders...".
(C) "Unlike those" is improper.
(D) Correct, but convoluted. Not direct speech.
(E). Same as (D).

Can other provide reasoning for their answers?

Thanks.

i dont think that A) is right, cause " the male and female blue-winged warbler" is singular.
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28 Apr 2005, 16:09
christoph wrote:
kapslock wrote:
I'd go with A. Here's the reasoning:

(A) Quite concise and clear.
(B) "gender is very difficult to distinguish" is improper. The correct one should be "it is very difficult to distinguish between the genders...".
(C) "Unlike those" is improper.
(D) Correct, but convoluted. Not direct speech.
(E). Same as (D).

Can other provide reasoning for their answers?

Thanks.

i dont think that A) is right, cause " the male and female blue-winged warbler" is singular.

Hmmm but look at it this way. Would you say
(1) A, B and C are good.
OR
(2) A, B and C is good.

When multiple singular nouns are enumerated, they should be treated as plural. What say?
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28 Apr 2005, 16:17
kapslock wrote:

Hmmm but look at it this way. Would you say
(1) A, B and C are good.
OR
(2) A, B and C is good.

When multiple singular nouns are enumerated, they should be treated as plural. What say?

you are right, but it is " the male and female blue-winged warbler" and not "the male and female blue-winged warblers". you were right if it were like this "the male warbler and the female warbler are..."
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28 Apr 2005, 17:26
I go for A. Kapslock is correct, two singular nouns will have a plural verb. Just like George and Harry are best friends. Same way male and femal warbler is same as male warbler and female warbler not warblers.

Does that make sense?
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28 Apr 2005, 21:52
Another E. just comparision betwenn apples and apples.
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28 Apr 2005, 23:31
(A) Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warbler are very difficult to tell apart.
- Compare species (other wablers) to a difficulty

(B) Unlike most warbler species, the gender of the blue-winged warbler is very difficult to distinguish.
- compares speicies to gender. Out.

(C) Unlike those in most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.
- Unlike those (warblers) in most warbler speices... is comparing wablers to a species

(D) It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species, to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler apart.
- The sentence has a bad modifier. "it is very difficult" should not touch 'unlike in most warbler speices'.

(E) Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that
it is very difficult to tell the male and female apart.
- Correct comparison.

E for me.
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28 Apr 2005, 23:50
i choose a hasty B - but the smart guys out here led me to a nice and correct looking E
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29 Apr 2005, 01:36
kapslock wrote:
Hmmm but look at it this way. Would you say
(1) A, B and C are good.
OR
(2) A, B and C is good.

When multiple singular nouns are enumerated, they should be treated as plural. What say?

you are right...
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02 May 2005, 07:21
OA is "E"
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"In that" is wrong in gmat...isn't it?
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