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# Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a

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Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the part
of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which their
writing talents are weak.
A. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the
part of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which
their writing talents are weak.
B. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, which they admit they lack, many
participants in the program are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing
talents are weak.
C. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, writing talents bring out a
disinclination in many participant in the program to acknowledge that they are
weak to a degree.
D. Many people in the program, willing to admit that they lack musical talent or other
creative skills, are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing skills are weak.
E. Many people in the program have a disinclination to acknowledge the weakness of
their writing talents while willing to admit their lack of musical talent or other
creative skills.

OA:D.............................But why C is Wrong
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09 Aug 2009, 15:01
rohansherry wrote:
Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the part
of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which their
writing talents are weak.
A. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the
part of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which
their writing talents are weak.
B. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, which they admit they lack, many
participants in the program are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing
talents are weak.
C. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, writing talents bring out a
disinclination in many participant in the program to acknowledge that they are
weak to a degree.
D. Many people in the program, willing to admit that they lack musical talent or other
creative skills, are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing skills are weak.
E. Many people in the program have a disinclination to acknowledge the weakness of
their writing talents while willing to admit their lack of musical talent or other
creative skills.

OA:D.............................But why C is Wrong

Because C conveys the same meaning with a lengthy sentence where as D is clear and crisp
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09 Aug 2009, 20:33
This is what i use for for solving comparison/logic questions - Ask yourself - what is being compared?
musical talent or other creative skills vs weak writing talents

Once that is nailed down - follow the logic and you will eliminate quite a few wrong answers
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09 Aug 2009, 22:39
IMO D
Between C and D I chose D because D sounds good to me. Rest have errors as explained in previous posts.

Besides I noticed one thing, not sure how it affects the overall sentence if someone could shed light on it.

what is the difference between many participants and many participant
I see that only C has Many participant, while A & B haveMany participants.

I always read many cats or many vehichles but never read many cat or many vehicle.
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10 Aug 2009, 02:42
Nice catch Hemant! It has to have a 's
Also in C - weak to a degree is wordy. Same as weak to an extent - these are frowned upon in GMAT land

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hemantsood wrote:
IMO D
Between C and D I chose D because D sounds good to me. Rest have errors as explained in previous posts.

Besides I noticed one thing, not sure how it affects the overall sentence if someone could shed light on it.

what is the difference between many participants and many participant
I see that only C has Many participant, while A & B haveMany participants.

I always read many cats or many vehichles but never read many cat or many vehicle.

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10 Aug 2009, 04:26
rohansherry wrote:
Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a disinclination on the part
of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which their
writing talents are weak.
A. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, there is a [strike]disinclination[/strike] on the
part of many participants in the program to acknowledge the degree to which
their writing talents are weak.
B. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, which [strike]they[/strike] admit they lack, many
participants in the program are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing
talents are weak.
C. Unlike musical talent or other creative skills, writing talents bring out a
[strike]disinclination[/strike] in many participant in the program to acknowledge that they are
weak to a degree.
D. Many people in the program, willing to admit that they lack musical talent or other
creative skills, are disinclined to acknowledge that their writing skills are weak.
E. Many people in the program have a [strike]disinclination[/strike] to acknowledge the weakness of
their writing talents [strike]while willing[/strike] to admit their lack of musical talent or other
creative skills.

OA:D.............................But why C is Wrong

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