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Hi guys,

I have started to go over the Manhattan SC strategy guide. In the 2nd chapter of the guide i encountered this sentence which according to Manhattan's explanation isn't correct: "Unlike Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing". Upon to their explanation, the sentence is incorrect, because it technically says that Alaska and the temperature in Florida dissimilar (and not that Alaska and Florida are dissimilar) and it's illogical. I don't understand the explanation and there is no any further elaboration why, given the structure of the sentence, the comparison is technically between Alaska and temperature and not between Alaska and Florida. Moreover - what change is require to make the sentence logically correct?

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New post 06 Aug 2017, 01:13
Line and Unlike comparison should be between nouns. Here if non-underline part states Unlike Alaska then it should be compared to Florida

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New post 06 Aug 2017, 01:15
In the two clauses, find out what the subjects are. In the first clause, its Alaska, in the second its temperature in Florida. Now you cannot compare apples to footballs , you compare apples to another fruit. What I mean to say is, compare like things. So either compare Alaska and Florida, or compare the temperature in Alaska to temperature in Florida.

So the sentence should be

Unlike Alaska, where the winter is .., Florida has a temperature that rarely goes below freezing point. (Not the perfect sentence but comparisons on point here).
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Unlike temperature in Alaska, words describing temperature in Alaska (not just Alaska) , the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.

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GmatBawse - You mean that the comparison should be between words that serve the same grammatical role (in our case subjects)?


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New post 06 Aug 2017, 01:49
I would not say serve the same grammatical role, rather would suggest that serve to contribute to the meaning and sense of the sentence. So either we compare regions (Alaska and Florida) or temperatures of Alaska and Florida.


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