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Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as
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16 Feb 2008, 08:09
Answer: B?

Error of comparison. Original sentence compares the 'process of registering emotion' to 'heartburn'. It should be comparing the 'process of registering emotions' to 'process of registering heartburn'. C would have a good choice but it has a subj + verb agreement problem.
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16 Feb 2008, 12:22
Idiomatic usage: evidence that – eliminate A and B
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing [ Correct use of Such as and “as” has a sub clause – hold it]
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]

Answer: C
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16 Feb 2008, 18:03
pmenon,

Good point. My analysis is in the restrictive clause:

People initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing heartburn. Here they clearly refer “People”.

Now, include main clause:
Scientists have found new evidence that People initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing heartburn —by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

If they refer “scientists” then we have issue. I think it is very unlikely that "they" crosses the boundary of conjunction.
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04 Feb 2010, 11:17
Hi Amit - Is the answer 'C'?

I think this is more of a comparison and parallism is not important here.
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04 Feb 2010, 11:43
Hi,
Could you please explain why C is correct?
Is it merely because of correct usage of 'in much the same way' than 'much the same way' and correct logical comparison between the 2 different ways.
So will that mean in case of usage like this the verbs used for comparison are not necessary to be parallel....like e register and experience in this case.
It would be great if you can elaborate a bit about this point.

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04 Feb 2010, 12:33
It is not 'D' or 'E' because it makes the sentence sound as though the evidence was found based on a single person.

The sentence is comparing the Initial emotions of the person like sadness or anger with heartburn that the person experiences. It is a comparison of 2 things the person would experience. Option A compares the initial emotions with a just heartburn which doesnt indicate that its actually something which is being experienced. So I thought its not option A

Option B changes the meaning of the sentence. The scientists have found evidence that people exhibit such characteristics. But B changes the meaning to indicate that scientists have found out people who exhibit such characteristics.

This is the way I boiled down my choice as C. Is this correct?
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04 Feb 2010, 12:45
Hi,
It's A. Thanks for the explanation.
But Could you please touch on the point if parallelism should not be considered in a sentence like this.
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04 Feb 2010, 15:31
Hi Amit,

The reason why I think this isnt a sentence having Parallism is because all the sentence is trying to do is compare a set of human evidence with another. I understand Parallism as something which runs parallel to one another. E.G. I was in the train when my friend was studying.

Hope this helps...but please someone correct me if I am wrong.
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04 Feb 2010, 15:55
Hi,
Thanks for the info. The only reason, I was not convinced is the phrase 'They experiencing heartburn'. According to me it should be 'They experience heartburn'.

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22 Jun 2010, 00:30
Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

ykaiim wrote:
Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...

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Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

ykaiim wrote:
Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...

The question was corrected on <MGMAT site
Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

Notice change in choices above
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The correct verison of the question is as follows...

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience - CORRECT
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
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09 Aug 2010, 09:20
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Hi Experts,
Could anyone look into the following question:

Q: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

Doubt:
Do registering and experiencing have to be parallel?

Thanks in advance.
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"their" in the end of the sentence refers to people. Leave A B C and eliminate the rest.

Among A B C, Such as is better than like in this case and "as" is used to introduce clauses. Get rid of A. Between B and C. "in much the same way is better than "much the same way" and C, at least, looks more like a clause, but it still does not look like a complete clause. I am not sure whether it's missing "are" between "they" and "experiencing." Pick C, it has the least number of errors.
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16 Aug 2010, 14:46
based on the modified version of the question:

answer should be C
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Can you please tell me the source of this question...???

Q: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

because in case of C they ambiguously refer to Scientists as well as People...so I am just confused because in GMAT a pronoun should have only one antecedent.

D and E out because of the use of their referring to a singular noun person.

Hence the answer should be B
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I think i did something wrong here as A and B are also not correct options
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Comparison is teste here.
Such as must be used, because the intended meaning is to provide example of emotions.

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as
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Idiomatic usage: evidence that – eliminate A and B
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing [ Correct use of Such as and “as” has a sub clause – hold it]
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]

Answer: C

Please refer to Cambridge dictionary for the correct usage of idioms:

evidence /"ev.I.d@nts/ noun [U]
one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true:
The police have found no evidence of a terrorist link with the murder.
[+ to infinitive] There is no scientific evidence to suggest that underwater births are dangerous.
[+ that] Is there any scientific evidence that a person's character is reflected in their handwriting?
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comparison was easy.. needs to be such as. parallelism was nicely snuck in here given that C becomes comparatively wordy.
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