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2. Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to the bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

A. Wheras in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to the bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
B. Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to the bone cells are arrayed in mammales in parallel lines, birds have tubes that
C. Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to the bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds' tubes
D. Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to the bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds
E. Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes

Question: When do you use whereas and when do you use unlike? I thought the usage is almost similar, for comparison?
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Both are used for comparison, but whereas is used with preposition in. Unlike is used without preposition.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2004, 22:32
Usage of whereas and parallel construction is being tested.
The adverb clause correctly uses whereas to show opposition. The usually is that there should be a comma when using whereas to begin a sentence.
A is the correct answer. Correct reference subjects and parallel.
B -> Incorrect subject Whereas the tiny tubes………, birds
Use of Unlike is incorrect in C/D/E for incorrect subject comparision.
C -> Unlike mammals,….., birds’ tubes
D -> Unlike mammals,….., the tubes
E -> Unlike the tiny tubes…….., in birds

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