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# Judge Lois Forer's study asks why do some litigants have a

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Judge Lois Forer's study asks why do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource , the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among rich and poor.

A. do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among

B. some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed between

C. do some litigants have a preferred status over another in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among

D. some litigants have a preferred status to another in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact not equally distributed between

E. does one litigant have a preferred status over the other in the use of public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact they are not equally distributed among
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04 Aug 2011, 12:50
After reading the question, I eliminated choices A,C,E.
The fight was between
1. between and among
2. prefer to and prefer over

I chose B, but the answer is D. can someone tell me why 'over others' is correct, and 'to another ' is not.. its litigants , not litigant...
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04 Aug 2011, 12:56
hmm Interesting question. Even I chose B. Waiting to hear explanation on D.
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04 Aug 2011, 13:01
one of the reasons of choosing D over B is that "prefer to" is the correct idiom.. i accept that..
but then.. my question is comparing litigagantS to another, not otherS...
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04 Aug 2011, 17:10
(B) it should be. '...a preferred status to another' in (D) is incorrect.

(B) is hardly a perfect sentence, but among the given choices it is the best.

Correctly pointed out by crick20002002
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04 Aug 2011, 18:07
GyanOne wrote:

(A), (C), and (E) are easily eliminated ('why do some litigants....' , 'why does one litigant....' are both incorrect constructions and clearly grammatically wrong).

(B) is wrong because it means that the courts are unequally distributed between rich and poor, whereas it is the resources that are unequally distributed, not the courts.

(D) fixes this and is grammatically correct, therefore the best choice.

Hi Gyanone,
Can you please elaborate your point why "'why do some litigants....' , 'why does one litigant....'" are wrong.

Hi Friends,
I got the answer right but Apart from this we have other good differences here for learning.
1. Others/other vs another
2. Unequally vs not equally.

For other vs another I have got some material.
Another
1. One more 2. Use another with single countable noun 3.Also means "a different one" 4. One thing in many things
Ex. Can I have another crisp?
Yes you can have another one.
Would you like another.
I think I will try another snack

Can I get another pencil Vs Can I get other pencil ( In later part there were only two pencils available)

Other
1. Other also mean a different one.
I prefer the other idea
I am going to vote for other one.

2. Before a noun other does not has "S".OR On its own other can have an s
This egg is unique.There aren't any others.

3. Other also means people who are not you.
The others are waiting.

4. Other is a pronoun or determiner, Other is not used exactly like an adjective.Other can not usally have an adverb before it. Other cannot usally be used after a link verb.

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04 Aug 2011, 20:22
rphardu,
It is incorrect to use direct speech without enclosing it in quotes. The said options have direct speech but it is used as thought it were part of the entire sentence, which merges both direct and indirect speech. This is incorrect.
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04 Aug 2011, 20:47
From MGMAT Forum

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sc1000-t948.html

A key take-away is that prefer is not being used as verb. So the question of prefer to vs prefer over does not arise.

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D has a serious problem of pronoun reference. It is notclear whether the pronoun ‘another’ is elliptically standing for another litigant or another resource. If it is another resource, what is that another resource other than the courts? With such a blatant ambiguity, I wonder whether D could be the right answer, even if the OA happens to be that.

Is this an OG question? If so, ssshhh, let me bury my doubt quietly.
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