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# GMAT Official Prep - Explanation Erratum - Incomplete Construction

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GMAT Official Prep - Explanation Erratum - Incomplete Construction  [#permalink]

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29 Nov 2018, 19:38
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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

One of the choices is:

(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical skills.

The official explanation for why this choice is wrong is as follows:

Have a disinclination is wordy (the verb disinclined is preferred) and, when followed by while willing, creates an incomplete construction

I agree that answer is wrong because it is wordy, but I don't agree that it creates an incomplete construction. I've been scouring through grammar forums and grammar articles. Everything that I've read leads me to believe this this construction is perfectly grammatical.

So, am I wrong or is the Official Explanation wrong?
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Re: GMAT Official Prep - Explanation Erratum - Incomplete Construction  [#permalink]

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29 Nov 2018, 20:33
gmatman1031 wrote:
I'm working on the question:

Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

One of the choices is:

(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical skills.

The official explanation for why this choice is wrong is as follows:

Have a disinclination is wordy (the verb disinclined is preferred) and, when followed by while willing, creates an incomplete construction

I agree that answer is wrong because it is wordy, but I don't agree that it creates an incomplete construction. I've been scouring through grammar forums and grammar articles. Everything that I've read leads me to believe this this construction is perfectly grammatical.

So, am I wrong or is the Official Explanation wrong?

Discussed here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/unlike-compu ... 74355.html

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