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# Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than many of

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5. 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extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.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unpublished.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 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remaining unpublished.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.
than, many of his colleagues, he is
extremely modest and his poetry is
unpublished.

Pls explain
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13 Feb 2009, 06:49
A comma should be used after than
B "as gifted as" is the correct structure
C no mistake
D being is usually not correct
E being is usually not correct

This was my fast process.
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13 Feb 2009, 07:39
zoltan wrote:
A comma should be used after than
B "as gifted as" is the correct structure
C no mistake
D being is usually not correct
E being is usually not correct

This was my fast process.

I am worried about "and not published his poetry" in C. It doesn't seem correct.
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13 Feb 2009, 07:46
yeah, it does not seem correct. Then, I do not know the answer.
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13 Feb 2009, 07:56
1. as .... as that is idiomatic - that leaves us with A and C.
2. In C that comma usage is incorret because it doesn't make make any sense : Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues
It is clear that original sounds more precise and makes sense

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15 Feb 2009, 09:57
I could not get any clue, I searched the forum then, and in-fact found that the option C is missing
"will".

(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.

If we put "will" option C is the best.
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15 Feb 2009, 10:08
rampuria wrote:
5. 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 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 not published
his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more
gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely
modest and will not publish
his poetry.
than, many of his colleagues, he is
extremely modest and his poetry is
unpublished.

Pls explain

C for me.. i think the comma is reqired to share the colleques with both comparators.
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15 Feb 2009, 19:31
OA is C.

Unplugged, can you give the expanation for C? I don't understand the part "...not published ...."

Shouldn't it be "....and has not published is poetry" as the sentence uses 'is'. We need the present tense further down the sentence.
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16 Feb 2009, 08:33
rampuria wrote:
OA is C.

Unplugged, can you give the expanation for C? I don't understand the part "...not published ...."

Shouldn't it be "....and has not published is poetry" as the sentence uses 'is'. We need the present tense further down the sentence.

Buddy, I think the question has 'will' in choice C

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.

The source is 1000SC and the question no. is 82. Agree with gmatavenue's explanation

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