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Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 12:53
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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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I selected A. It was wrong. What do you go for and why? Thanks!

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 13:44
Vote for D.

It is very difficult to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler apart. - This is the core sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 13:51
if i am to correct C, my sentence would be:

C. Unlike those[male and female] in most warbler species, the male and female in blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 13:51
b/w C and D... this deals with parallel comparison... I also researched "tell apart", which turns out to be perfectly correct grammar.

A. species compared to wabler

B. species compared to gender... not parallel

C. Unlike those[male and female] 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. wablers compared to species of wabler


Unless someone can tell me what's wrong with C, I think it's gramatically corrrect, however, it introduces "distinguish", replacing "tell apart"...

I don't see anything wrong with D, and it uses orginal "tell apart", so I'd go with it...
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 14:01
u2lover wrote:
scgmat wrote:
if i am to correct C, my sentence would be:

C. Unlike those[male and female] in most warbler species, the male and female in blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.


I see it now... so then must be D

:no D is wrong

It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species, to tell the male and female IN blue-winged warbler apart.

I think E is best.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 14:04
... these details.... :hammer oh thanks dahiya

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 14:04
u2lover wrote:
scgmat wrote:
if i am to correct C, my sentence would be:

C. Unlike those[male and female] in most warbler species, the male and female in blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.


I see it now... so then must be D


D definitely is the first choice to eliminate. there is no parallelism at all. GMAT prefers:

Unlike noun A, noun B... or Noun B, unlike noun A, ...
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 14:09
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:no D is wrong

It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species, to tell the male and female IN blue-winged warbler apart.

I think E is best.


only noun can follow like/unlike clause. "unlike in most warbler species," is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2006, 22:28
I barely chose E.. However, I could find no real explanations why. It just appeared to be the least 'awkward' between C,D,E

C- 'Unlike those' is improperly used with 'with the male and female'

D- Just sounds funny (Sorry for the lack of reasoning

E- Although wordy and ugly, the better of the evils
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Re: SC: Test Code 52 #22 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2006, 06:04
scgmat wrote:
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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I selected A. It was wrong. What do you go for and why? Thanks!


B/C can be immediately dismissed because the idiomatic constuction "distinguish between" is incomplete. D makes an unclear comparison between the male (warbler/blue winged warbler).

After several scans I chose (E)

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2006, 10:11
the oa is E!
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2006, 10:59
E is the answer. Although there is temptation to select C, if you closely look at it the comparison is still wrong
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2006, 14:51
the OA is E.
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