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From the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legenda

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

From the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and the sailors who have fought America’s wars.


A. the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

B. the Civil War to the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

C. soldiers in the Civil War and soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

D. soldiers in the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers to

E. the Civil War and the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

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Originally posted by souvik101990 on 25 Feb 2015, 09:32.
Last edited by Bunuel on 13 Jul 2018, 02:17, edited 3 times in total.
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A. the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and
- from X to Y where X& Y needs to be parallel. Illogical in this option.

B. the Civil War to the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and
-from X to Y where X& Y needs to be parallel. logical in this option. Correct.

C. soldiers in the Civil War and soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and
-from X to Y where X& Y needs to be parallel. Illogical in this option.

D. soldiers in the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers to
-both X and Y where X& Y needs to be parallel. Illogical in this option.

E. the Civil War and the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and - from X to Y where X& Y needs to be parallel. Illogical in this option.
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From the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and the sailors who have fought America’s wars.

A. the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and - Compares soldiers with the Civil War;

B. the Civil War to the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and - Correct

C. soldiers in the Civil War and soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and - and must be to

D. soldiers in the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers to - to must be and

E. the Civil War and the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and - and must be to
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from X to Y. X and Y needs to be ||
option B looks better than all other.
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

From the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and the sailors who have fought America’s wars.

A. the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

B. the Civil War to the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

C. soldiers in the Civil War and soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and

D. soldiers in the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers to

E. the Civil War and the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and


+1 FOR B. We need 'From X to Y' and equipped 'both A and B'
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+1 for B. From X should have to Y.
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The original has an improper comparison. Comparisons must relate logically parallel
elements. This sentence compares “the Civil War” to “soldiers in Vietnam.” It must
compare “soldiers” to “soldiers” or “war” to “war.” In this case, it would have to be war
to war because the meaning is that in those wars, Smith & Wesson equipped
soldiers.
(A) This answer choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) CORRECT. This choice correctly compares logically parallel elements: “the Civil
War to the Vietnam war.” It contains no other errors.
(C) This choice does compare logically parallel elements: “soldiers in the Civil War
and soldiers in Vietnam.” However, this comparison undermines the meaning
because the meaning is that in those wars, Smith & Wesson equipped soldiers. Thus,
the correct comparison would compare “war” to “war.” Furthermore, this comparison
is incorrectly structured; idiomatically, it should not employ “and soldiers” but should
be structured “from soldiers in the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam.”
(D) This choice does compare logically parallel elements: “soldiers in the Civil War
and soldiers in Vietnam.” However, this comparison undermines the meaning
because the meaning is that in those wars, Smith & Wesson equipped soldiers. Thus,
the correct comparison would compare “war” to “war.” Also, the ending “to” is
incorrect; idiomatically that comparison must be structured as “both the soldiers and
the sailors.”
(E) This choice correctly compares logically parallel elements: “the Civil War and the
Vietnam war.” However, this comparison is incorrectly structured; idiomatically, it
should not employ “and the Vietnam war” but should be structured “from the Civil War
to the Vietnam war.”
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From the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and the sailors who have fought America’s wars.

A. the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and ==> Illogical comparison between War and Soldiers, should be war vs war

B. the Civil War to the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and ==> Correct = From X to Y and is Parallel

C. soldiers in the Civil War and soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and ==> Illogical comparison between Soldiers and Soldiers, should be war vs war - Also should x to y in order to compare

D. soldiers in the Civil War to soldiers in Vietnam, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers to ==> Illogical comparison between War and Soldiers, should be war vs war

E. the Civil War and the Vietnam war, Smith & Wesson, the legendary arms maker, equipped both the soldiers and[/quote] ==> Comparison should be from X to Y

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Imo B
It is the only option which makes sense , rest all other options are committing blunder of comparing wars to soldiers.
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1. The Civil War and Vietnam War is compared not the soldiers in the war.(Option A, C and D eliminated)

2. Smith & Wesson equipped the soldiers and not the war.

3. Comparison is done so X to Y is correct and not X and Y.( option E eliminated)

Option B is correct.
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