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82. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
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Originally posted by noboru on 18 Aug 2009, 11:19.
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noboru wrote:
82. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.


He is extremely modest so he has no trust to himself so that his poetry will not be published although he is gifted . I hope this helps.
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Option c. The sentence means that the person referred to is as gifted as others but is very modest and would not publish his poetry.
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82. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.


Why not A ....???
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+1 for C.

A seems to suggest that the modesty and non-publishing of poetry are unrelated.

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He is extremely modest so his poetry will not be published.

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C is a better option than A because in C it is explicitly mentioned that he is the one who is not publishing the poetry .In C it can be taken for example that the publishing company is not publishing his poetry .Hope this helps .
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How is C correct, and not A.

From how I interpret the original sentence...the message implies that he is gifted yet underrated in that his work goes unrecognized/unpublished.

Whereas with C, the message is that 'He' chooses not to publish his work.
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Between A and C its just an active/passive game.
The last bit of A moves into the dreaded passive world, whereas C stays safe in its 'active' world of rainbows and butterflys..
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Active or passive comparison works between two sentences that have same intended meaning. Here, C is changing the meaning of original sentence. I can't say which one is the intended meaning of the sentence.

I don't think, in any of GMAT questions, either of the potentially correct options can change the actual meaning of actual sentence, although best option makes it more explicit in meaning and grammatically correct besides removing any redundant word.

I have seen so many 1000-series questions with disputed answers that I am loosing my trust from these questions.
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is there anyone who can explain why c is better than a?

present tense in a vs future tense in c.
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Diff bxn A & C : is in the latter half

(A) .............he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished = Parallelism broken

(C) ..............he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry = Parallelism Intact

C : He is modest.......... AND...........He will not publish = Parallelism scores

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noboru wrote:
82. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.




Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

Correct answer will be (C)

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