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# According to findings derived from functional magnetic resonance

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26 Jun 2017, 22:28
(A) whereas each language occupies a distinct area of the brain in an adult learner, Correct choice and the intended meaning is correctly conveyed .
(B) whereas for adults each language occupies a distinct area of the brain and Awkward construction ans it is not parallel
(C) each language occupies a distinct area of the brain when they are learned by an adult, while awkward S-V does not agree in number
(D) each language in adults occupied a distinct area of the brain, while Contrast is proper here we need although and no need of past tense .
(E) each language occupying a distinct area of the brain for an adult learner, and Incorrect Ing form ,use of for is also incorrect
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15 Jul 2017, 19:50
According to findings derived from functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the area of the brain in which a second or third language is stored depends on the age of the language learner; whereas each language occupies a distinct area of the brain in an adult learner, language areas overlap in a young child.

(A) whereas each language occupies a distinct area of the brain in an adult learner,
(B) whereas for adults each language occupies a distinct area of the brain and
(C) each language occupies a distinct area of the brain when they are learned by an adult, while
(D) each language in adults occupied a distinct area of the brain, while
(E) each language occupying a distinct area of the brain for an adult learner, and
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06 Aug 2017, 05:38
KyleWiddison wrote:
qwerty12321 wrote:
In option (A) shouldn't there be a comma after 'whereas'?
Thanks.

No, whereas wouldn't require a comma. The nice thing is that the GMAT wouldn't test you on comma placement like that.

KW

Hi KyleWiddison

Could you please show some lignt on the choice D, why D is wrong?
For choice A, I understand "whereas" should lead a constract. But i want to know if the two compared parts need strictly parallel? Thanks!
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29 Oct 2017, 09:32
mikemcgarry wrote:
hi mike
i agree that i missed out on pronoun fault but i feel that had "it" been used instead of "they" then also this option would have been wrong for the reason that i have cited

new version of C: each language occupies a distinct area of the brain when it is learned by an adult, while ------>still wrong

thanks and regards

I'm happy to respond.

Here's version (C), minus the pronoun error:
each language occupies a distinct area of the brain when it is learned by an adult, while language areas overlap in a young child.

Well, hmm, this is not exactly as I would phrase it if I were speaking about this topic, but this is not clearly wrong. If right is white and wrong is black, this is light gray. Not perfect, to be sure, but sometimes the best answer on an official GMAT SC is not perfect, simply the best of the five. Sometimes they right questions of that sort, to punish students who are looking for "perfection."

There is no grammatical error in this version. There is nothing that is clearly and unambiguously wrong. The "while" structure doesn't imply rigid parallelism, and so we don't need to have "each language does X while each language does Y," although tighter parallelism might make the sentence slightly clearly or more persuasive. This is a funny thing about parallelism. Some structures (not only ... but also; both ... and; etc.) absolutely demand parallelism, but others, like this "while" structure, certainly could accommodate parallelism, but parallelism is not strictly necessary.

Mike

while gives the feeling of something happening together. Clearly not the intended case here.
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04 Jan 2020, 05:59
Between A and D
Also a parallelism problem I believe.
Chose A because:- language areas overlap in a young child should be parallel with in an adult learner.
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25 Apr 2020, 21:02
"in brain" in choice d is problematic.

prepositional phrase without comma normally is an adjectival. if it is adverbial it is at the end of the sentence. prepositional with comma is normally an adverbial.

normally "comma+doing/do-ed/ajective/preposition" is adverbial. only "comma+noun" is adjectival/apposition, which describes a preceding noun

"in brain" in choice d is in the middle of the sentence and without comma, it is adjectival. it is wrong.
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