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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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06 Jul 2007, 10:24
E it is.

C and D are obviously incorrect.

A and B modify the wrong noun.

This leaves E.
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07 Jul 2007, 15:54

A and B are wrong because species are compared to gender in B and male and female warbler in A.

C is wrong because it compares male and female warblers of other species instead of their charactertic of distinguishing.

E is wrong because "Blue-winged warblers are ". it should be Blue winged warbler species is unlike most other species.

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08 Jul 2007, 12:03
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. PARALLEL
(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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08 Jul 2007, 13:28
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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.

E has the correct compasrision.

Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler
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09 Jul 2007, 14:49
leeye84 wrote:
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.

C,D and E come close. But, E is the best choice, because in C and D, it sounds like every other species has blue winged male and female. E clears this doubt, by naming the species (Blue winged warbler) and then describing the difference.

E in my opinion.
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09 Jul 2007, 15:00
I'll pick C becoz this is parallel.
A,B- have wrong comparison.
D,E- 'It' is not clear.
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09 Jul 2007, 16:23
Well, the OA is E.
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09 Jul 2007, 16:44
leeye84 wrote:
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E it is.

C and D are obviously incorrect.

A and B modify the wrong noun.

This leaves E.

Why is C incorrect?

'Those' in C refers to male and female blue-winged warblers...So this sounds as if male and female blue-winged warblers are in most warbler species which is not the right meaning.
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A) Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warbler are very difficult to tell apart.

Wrong comparison.

It compares warbler species to male and female blue-winged warbler.

But warbler species must be compared directly to blue-winged warbler.

A is wrong.

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

Wrong comparison.

Here, warbler species are compared to the gender.

B is wrong.

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

Wrong comparison.

'those' does not have a referant. We understand 'those' refers to genders, but the word 'genders' is not present anywhere in the sentence. So, 'those' does not have an antecedant.

Instead, the correct answer should be (if we want 'those' to refer to genders) :

Unlike those(genders) in most warbler species, the genders in blue-winged...

C is wrong.

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

Wrong comparison.

Here, again, warbler species are incorrectly compared to the male and female blue-winged warblers.

D is wrong.

(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.

Blue-wingled warblers are correctly compared to warbler species.

E is correct.

Because v/s. In That: When GMAT puts ‘because’ and ‘in that’ in a sentence, more often than not, ‘in that’ would be correct. ‘In that qualifies’ the previous sentence, while ‘because’ is just used to show a simple causal relationship.

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10 Jul 2007, 00:18
Because V/s In that : Its something new i learnt today. Thanks srinath
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Re: SC1000 - 895 - warbler [#permalink]

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02 Jun 2010, 01:10
I think C would be correct if in is replaced by of:

(C) Unlike those of most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.

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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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I think Option C might be correct if it is in this format:

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

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24 Sep 2010, 01:02
Thanks for the explanation guys!
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Re: SC1000 - 895 - warbler [#permalink]

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24 Sep 2010, 01:08
This one was really very helpful. I fell for C as well..

Though I am not satisfied with E, it does seem the best of the lot.

Thanks srinath for the pointer on because/in that.
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24 Sep 2010, 16:46
Great explanation msrinath.

+1 for E
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