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# Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other

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Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds.
B from other birds'.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

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Originally posted by devikeerthansr on 25 Apr 2018, 03:27.
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25 Apr 2018, 06:28
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds.
B from other birds.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

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option A and B are same ,
option B might be* from those of other birds*.
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25 Apr 2018, 07:20
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds.
B from other birds.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

B is not correct devikeerthansr

A and B are not correct as both are comparing "wings" with "other birds".

D is clearly out as it is using just "birds' in general.

D and E are also using "than" at place of "from". IMO this is wrong as we need "different from" to show comparison of two similar things.

I don't see any problem with C other than the use of "that" to describe "wings", which is of a living being.

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25 Apr 2018, 13:36
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devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds.
B from other birds.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

B is not correct devikeerthansr

A and B are not correct as both are comparing "wings" with "other birds".

D is clearly out as it is using just "birds' in general.

D and E are also using "than" at place of "from". IMO this is wrong as we need "different from" to show comparison of two similar things.

I don't see any problem with C other than the use of "that" to describe "wings", which is of a living being.

I have corrected it to : from other birds'
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25 Apr 2018, 14:19
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds. - Incorrect. Comparison between wings and birds.

B from other birds'. - Correct. The sentence actually becomes "Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds' (wings).

C from that of other birds. - Incorrect. "that" doesn't have a clear referent, if it refers to wings then it is incorrect because wings is plural.

D than those of birds. - Incorrect. "Different from" seems to be the correct form here. "those" seems to refer to wings which looks correct to me. Even then the sentence will be than wings of birds which is illogical.

E than is other birds - Incorrect. Comparison between wings and birds.

Answer: (B).
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27 Apr 2018, 05:25
IMO both options B and C are grammatically correct, because of conciseness B is the winner.

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27 Apr 2018, 06:40
Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong.
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27 Apr 2018, 07:03
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Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong. - If I can answer "that" always refer to singular so here "that" cannot refer to "wings" hence, C is out.
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27 Apr 2018, 08:02
A from other birds. – Comparing wings to birds.
B from other birds'. – Comparing wings to wings. - Correct
C from that of other birds. – Wings is plural and here “that” refers to plural “wings”.
D than those of birds. – wrong comparison.
E than is other birds. – Incorrect and doesn’t make any sense.
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27 Apr 2018, 08:55
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Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong.

Hey there Rocket7

first of all lets increase font size to see the details

Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds.
B from other birds'.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

option Acompares wings to birds

B- compares wings to wings --- Why ? ---? B from other birds'. it doesnt say just

birds

but it says

birds`

C, D and E are clrealy out

is it clea now?

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29 Apr 2018, 22:19
Rocket7 wrote:
Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong.

Hi Rocket7
That can refer back to wings. For better clarity please check the link-
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 16364.html

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02 May 2018, 09:04
different from is correct in the current context.
D and E are Out.In A the comparison is absurd and in C that is wrong, we need plural those to refer wings.Hence, B is the answer.

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Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.

A from other birds.
B from other birds'.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

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13 May 2018, 23:12
Differ from is correct idiom

Sentence says - ostrich cannot fly as their wings are different from wings of other birds

Choices

A from other birds.- compare wings not wings with birds.Incorrect

B from other birds'.- possessive is used here so wings of ostrich are compared with wings of Bird . correct

C from that of other birds- wings require those.incorrect

D than those of birds- differ from is right usage

E than is other birds- same as D

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