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# Councilman Hamilton states that his \$50,000 landscaping proposal for

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Councilman Hamilton states that his \$50,000 landscaping proposal for the city dump will help beautify the city and attract tourists; his opponents state that the plan is overly expensive and will not attract tourists, which they compare to lipstick put on a bulldog.
A. which they compare to lipstick put on a bulldog
B. which they compare to putting lipstick on a bulldog
C. not unlike putting lipstick on a bulldog
D. comparing it to putting lipstick on a bulldog
E. comparing it to a bulldog wearing lipstick

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12 Mar 2018, 03:39
Imo E
A: which incorrectly modifies tourists
B: same as A
C: Like/ Unlike is used to compare nouns.
D: The comparison is incorrect. 'It' here refers to the plan and should be compared to the bulldog and not ' putting lipstick'
E: Correct
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D - As it the plan is to beautify the landscape and thus can be compared putting lipstick on a bulldog
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15 Mar 2018, 15:57
Can someone explain when to use "which", and when to use "verb+ing"?
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15 Mar 2018, 16:06
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Can someone explain when to use "which", and when to use "verb+ing"?

https://gmatclub.com/forum/usage-of-of- ... 36336.html

for Verb+ing you have to go through full modifiers section for better understanding. why not you start from following thread
https://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-cor ... 92715.html

These are few things come after a lot of hard work and practice .

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15 Mar 2018, 16:09
ahonob wrote:
Imo E
A: which incorrectly modifies tourists
B: same as A
C: Like/ Unlike is used to compare nouns.
D: The comparison is incorrect. 'It' here refers to the plan and should be compared to the bulldog and not ' putting lipstick'
E: Correct

I think you exchanged the explanation for D and E.
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24 Mar 2018, 23:09
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Councilman Hamilton states that his \$50,000 landscaping proposal for the city dump will help beautify the city and attract tourists; his opponents state that the plan is overly expensive and will not attract tourists, which they compare to lipstick put on a bulldog.
A. which they compare to lipstick put on a bulldog
B. which they compare to putting lipstick on a bulldog
C. not unlike putting lipstick on a bulldog
D. comparing it to putting lipstick on a bulldog
E. comparing it to a bulldog wearing lipstick

A. which they compare to lipstick put on a bulldog (which is modifying "tourists" here, and also "they" is ambiguous as it may refer to "opponents" or "tourists")

B. which they compare to putting lipstick on a bulldog (which is modifying "tourists" here, and also "they" is ambiguous as it may refer to "opponents" or "tourists")

C. not unlike putting lipstick on a bulldog Awkward

D. comparing it to putting lipstick on a bulldog (comparing correctly refers back to the subject of the clause "opponents" , and "it" refers to plan.

E. comparing it to a bulldog wearing lipstick Awkward
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