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# Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclin

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17 Aug 2013, 13:42
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raiprem123 wrote:
Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.

(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree.

(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.

(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical skills.

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12 Nov 2013, 20:26
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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical

Choose D.

This one was tricky because you have to read all the answer choice splits did not help for me.
A&B out due to wrong modifier (analytical skills should follow after comma in these choices)
C/D contenders.
E disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills (for the love of god) can't bear this one.

C - Analytical skills bring out what? disinclination? OUT.
D - direct concise after "cut the fluff"
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
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04 Aug 2014, 23:23
In option D - isn't
Quote:
,willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills
enclosed within comma making it non essential and thus changing the meaning drastically. E might be verbose but it is ensuring the logical meaning IMO. From D , I gather that the portion between the comma can be removed and this will change the meaning
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04 Aug 2014, 23:24
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IMO - D ...OA pls !!

Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.
(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.Misplaced modifier ..
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.Misplaced modifier ...comparing computer skills with people ..(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree......comparision is right but sentence construction is akward .(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical
Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.
(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree.
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak...correct
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical - akward

I agree E is verbose and maybe even a bit awkard but isn't the presence of comma changing the meaning in D ?
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05 Aug 2014, 01:28
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In option D - isn't
Quote:
,willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills
enclosed within comma making it non essential and thus changing the meaning drastically. E might be verbose but it is ensuring the logical meaning IMO. From D , I gather that the portion between the comma can be removed and this will change the meaning

Actually willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills is not really used as a classical non-essential. So, we should read it as:

Willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.

Also, this kind of structure is quite common. An example that comes to mind:

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05 Aug 2014, 21:30
Before my GMAT prep, I would have easily picked up D but the nuances emphasised i the GMAT material really made me doubt D. Can some experts help me on how to tackle this scenario..

The non essential modifier made it look as if the extra qualifier for the set of people i.e. [quote] willing to admit that they lack.......skills[\quote] was NOT essential to qualify the set of people who are under consideration in this sentence
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10 Sep 2014, 23:02
Hi Guys,

Have a rather basic doubt here! Is any/every clause that is set off by the commas inessential? If not, how do we differentiate that? I have this concern rising over the correct option D here.
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26 May 2015, 20:12
I got answer as D, in comparison to other choices, but i have a doubt in D.

In D, Many people,........, are disinclined.....

I am not able to understand this form of sentence - using verb (ed) with are...???

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27 May 2015, 09:37
Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

The idea expressed here is that people don't recognize weakness in their analytical skills and that this is not the same with computer or technical skills. A and B don't make correct comparisons (between computer or technical skills and analytical skills) and are just awkward and wordy.
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree still awkward and not direct enough
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical wordy and shifts the emphasis away from the lack of recognition of analytical skill weakness
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09 Nov 2015, 15:45
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(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak. (Illogical comparison)
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak. (Illogical comparison)
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree. [Comparison ok, but later part changes meaning]
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak. [simple and clear]
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical skills. [wordy]

I would choose D.

The word willing would´t be changing the meaning?
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14 Nov 2016, 04:14
Dear experts,

I picked up C. I read the threads of this topic. but I have not gotten why C is incorrect.
Choice C: Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to degree.

IMO,
1/
well-comparison , computer skills or other technical skills VS analytical skills.
2/
people are disinclined to recognize that they are weak.

genuinely want your help to point my fault.

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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak wrong comparison
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak wrong comparison
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree Wordy
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak Correct
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical Wordy
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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical

it takes me a long time to do this question , which i solved many times.

sc suffer only two kinds of errors, grammatical and meaning. grammartical error is easy. it is error grammar books explain.
meaning error is specialty of gmat and is the reason for which many person fail. this kind of error is not hard but few of us have good concept of it.

meaning error is the illogic combination of phrases. it is so simple that we use our common sense of this world to realize the illogic combination. no need to learn anything new and hard. gmat create this kind of error to make our writing more logic and suitable with our common sense of this world.

now , we look for meaning errors in choice C and E, using our common sense of this world, not using hard points of grammar.

look at C
"they are weak" means "they are sick". analytical skill bring indisclination to recognize that they are sick. this make no sense. C is gone
look at E
"while willing..." shows an action happen in the process of other action. E show that person are disinclined only when they are willing to admit the lack of technical skill. this sense is wrong. in D, "willing..." is adjective which show a constant /stable character of subject. this is correct.

the following is some of meaning errors: consider the following in context of specific problems.
- illogic meaning
- unclear meaning
- redundant meaning
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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak

Unlike computer skills or other technical skills , there is a disinclination : wrong comparison.

(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
Unlike computer skills or other technical skills,many people are : wrong comparison.
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree
change in meaning : skills dont bring out disinclination.
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak
Correct : Sub , modifier , Verb+ object + that modifier
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical
wrong meaning
means they have problem to admit weakness simultaneously but are ok to admit separately.
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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak - Comparison error
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak- Comparison error
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree - meaning change - It states that analytical skills bring out a disinclination in people to recognize that people are weak to a degree ,but computer skills or other technical skills do not bring out this disinclination in people.
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak - Correct
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical - have a disinclination to recognize" is wordy

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Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

(A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak - A IS OUT WRONG COMPARISON
(B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak, ERROR REPEATS AS OF A
(C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree RED COLOUR CHANGES MEANING
(D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak CORRECT OPTION
(E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical
AVOID ION NOUN FORM OF VERB

CLEARLY THE OPTION D IS A WINNER.
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09 Nov 2017, 15:30
this question should be at sub-600 lvl b/c E is not complete yet. Otherwise, the question needs to be modified.
Boiled down to D and E.
D is much better b/c D uses active verb, keeps the original meaning, and includes "that" in the sentence.
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