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It was found that camels, in contrast to horses', are not easily spook

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It was found that camels, in contrast to horses', are not easily spooked by gunfire or shell detonations which, together with their hardiness, made them ideal for desert warfare.

A in contrast to horses',
B unlike horses,
C as contrasted with horses,
D unlike in case of horses
E opposed to horses,
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It was found that camels, in contrast to horses', are not easily spooked by gunfire or shell detonations which, together with their hardiness, made them ideal for desert warfare.

A in contrast to horses',
B unlike horses,
C as contrasted with horses,
D unlike in case of horses
E opposed to horses,


Camels are compared with horses —> the correct answer should clearly indicate this

Answer choice analysis:
A in contrast to horses',
—> camels vs horses’ : Incorrect comparison —> Eliminate

B unlike horses,
—> Correct. Common structure: Unlike X, Y

C as contrasted with horses,
—> ‘As contrasted with’ is incorrect idiom to present contrast —> Eliminate

D unlike in case of horses
—> Camels vs in case of horses: Incorrect comparison —> Eliminate

E opposed to horses
—> Idiom error —> Eliminate

Hence, B is the correct answer

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Camels are compared with horses. So whenever a comparison is made, "Unlike" aptly plays the role of comparison than any other comparative forms. So it must be option B. Also in all other the options comparisons are not properly done with horses.

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New post 01 Jan 2019, 18:19
Official Explanation:

Because of its apostrophe, horses' is not parallel to camels. The correct phrase should be in contrast to horses.


Meaning of the sentence: The intent of the sentence is to contrast camels with horses. Correct idioms for such a contrast include x, in contrast to y;
x, in contrast with y;
and x, unlike y.

In all these idioms, x and y must be grammatically and logically parallel. As contrasted with is not a correct idiom.
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