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# 22. Unlike most warbler species, the male and female

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22. Unlike most warbler species, the male and female
blue-winged warbler are very difficult to tell apart
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(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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15 Jul 2004, 02:47
1 min, and again E.

I also found D close but the construction of E seemed just a tad better

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15 Jul 2004, 07:05
had to see a prev post

AB misplaced modifier
C "those in" should be "those of"
D seems to be wrong because "difficult" modifies the phrase "unlike in most warbler species'

E seems to be the right answer by POE.

Now my question is Aren't we comparing warblers and species in choice E ?

Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the male and female apart. [/b]
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15 Jul 2004, 08:03
any alternative/additional explanation to why (C) is wrong?

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15 Jul 2004, 08:08
usage of distinguish looks weird.

"it is very difficult to distinguish between x and y"
"it is very difficult to distinguish x from y"

are examples of correct usage.

C has it wrong.
Unlike X, Y and Z are very difficult to distinguish.

Doesnt that strike you as wrong ?
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15 Jul 2004, 11:17
ashkg wrote:
usage of distinguish looks weird.

"it is very difficult to distinguish between x and y"
"it is very difficult to distinguish x from y"

are examples of correct usage.

C has it wrong.
Unlike X, Y and Z are very difficult to distinguish.

Doesnt that strike you as wrong ?

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15 Jul 2004, 11:50
ashkg wrote:
had to see a prev post

AB misplaced modifier
C "those in" should be "those of"
D seems to be wrong because "difficult" modifies the phrase "unlike in most warbler species'

E seems to be the right answer by POE.

Now my question is aren't we comparing warblers and species in choice E ?

Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the male and female apart. [/b]

Does anyone agree with what I feel about E ? Please see my quote above.
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15 Jul 2004, 12:46
ashkg wrote:
ashkg wrote:
had to see a prev post

AB misplaced modifier
C "those in" should be "those of"
D seems to be wrong because "difficult" modifies the phrase "unlike in most warbler species'

E seems to be the right answer by POE.

Now my question is aren't we comparing warblers and species in choice E ?

Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the male and female apart. [/b]

Does anyone agree with what I feel about E ? Please see my quote above.

My understanding is we are comparing "blue-winged warblers" with "most species of warblers" ..Why are you ignoring "of warbler" part of "most species?

Btw, Now my question is aren't we comparing warblers and species in choice E ?

Idioms is "compare with" in such cases right? You are using "compare ...and .." .. You've been caught!

15 Jul 2004, 12:46
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