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# Although students in New York learn

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10 Aug 2013, 16:47
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Although students in New York learn physics at a pace similar to London, their standardized test scores are far lower in New York.

(A) students in New York learn physics at a similar pace to London, their

(B) the pace of people learning physics is about the same in New York and in London, the

(C) physics is learned by students in New York at a similar pace to London's, their

(D) the pace of learning physics in New York and London is about the same, the

(E) students in New York and London learn physics at about the same pace, the

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10 Aug 2013, 21:12
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IMO E as it looks to be the most concise.

However, I have one question:

Is there any parallelism to be maintained with words like although, though, even though etc..?

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Argha

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10 Aug 2013, 21:32
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Although students in New York learn physics at a pace similar to London, their standardized test scores are far lower in New York.

(A) students in New York learn physics at a similar pace to London, their

(B) the pace of people learning physics is about the same in New York and in London, the

(C) physics is learned by students in New York at a similar pace to London's, their

(D) the pace of learning physics in New York and London is about the same, the

(E) students in New York and London learn physics at about the same pace, the

Original Source: Practice Pill Platform

(A) students in New York learn physics at a similar pace to London, their
improper comparison STUDENTS compared TO LONDON.WRONG

(B) the pace of people learning physics is about the same in New York and in London, the
MEANING Changed.IN original it was students who were learning...in this case PEOPLE are learning.
moreover There is modifier error: THE PACE OF PEOPLE ==>it seems that we are comparing the pace of people.
WRONG

(C) physics is learned by students in New York at a similar pace to London's, their
WRONG.
NOT Clear STUDENTS are compared to LONDON'S what?
moreover its on passive voice.

(D) the pace of learning physics in New York and London is about the same, the
WRONG .
NOT CLEAR WHO IS LEARNING PHYSICS...whether STUDENTS or EVERYBODY.

(E) students in New York and London learn physics at about the same pace, the
CORRECT

hence E
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10 Aug 2013, 23:17
IMO E.
The original sentence has incorrect comparison between students in New York and London.
It should have been students in New York and those/students in London.
Also the correct idiom to be used here is Although X, Y....
Only E presents the sentence in correct format.
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13 Aug 2013, 09:26
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Yes, some good points above.

FYI, as an additional note - for (B): the pace of people learning physics is about the same in New York and in London

can be improved to:

"the pace of people learning physics is about the same in New York as it is in London..."

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19 Dec 2017, 16:40
facts should be presented in simple present tense. So B,C and D are out. Between A and E, E wons because A has comparison error.

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