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

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16 Dec 2018, 17:00
GMATNinja, aragonn, GMATNinjaTwo, hazelnut, generis

Not able to eliminate option E. I thought While is presenting a contrast here which is fine.
Other Folks has mentioned option E is wordy /awkward .. what it means ? also is while used here presents simultaneous action ?
DO we need have a IC after while ? its not present here

Please let me know how you will going to eliminate option E
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18 Dec 2018, 20:16
(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 (Trap answer, skills are compared right but meaning is totally distorted)

(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 (they are - verb incorrect , also ‘they are’ can not be ellipsed) willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical
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17 Jan 2019, 02:12
zeniamehta wrote:
gmatman1031 wrote:
I have a question concerning choice (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.

The official explanation for why this choice (E) is wrong is as follows:

Have a disinclination is wordy (the verb disinclined is preferred) and, when followed by while willing, creates an incomplete construction

I agree that answer is wrong because it is wordy, but I don't agree that it creates an incomplete construction. I've been scouring through grammar forums and grammar articles. Everything that I've read leads me to believe that this construction is perfectly grammatical.

So, am I wrong or is the Official Explanation wrong?

Hey...
Yes this construction is incomplete because 'while' is a subordinating conjunction and needs a full clause associated...
Which could have been true if it said.."while people are willing to admit.."

Since 'people are' does not appear anywhere else in the sentence, it can not be ellipsed.
That's why it is incomplete.

Let me know if it helped.

Yes this construction is incomplete because 'while' is a subordinating conjunction and needs a full clause associated...--> This is not really true. when two actions have the same actor, we can simplify the second one by using participle.
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30 Mar 2019, 06:56
Hi Expert,

I still have no idea why E is wrong.

Thank you.
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18 Jun 2019, 20:01
Drilled down to option C and D. Eliminated option C because of two reasons - "to a degree" doesn't make any sense. Moreover, the sentence completely changes the intent.
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25 Jun 2019, 13:09
Hello

There are many comments regarding option E, in particular the use of "while". In my opinion, "while" can be used without a full clause as long as it is parallel to something that precedes it. Check out this Off SC problem: https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-recent-poll-indicates-that-many-people-in-the-united-states-hold-a-18679.html

In this particular case (E), what comes after while is unparalleled because it is preceded by a full clause, Thus it also should be structured the same way.

Please correct me if I'm wrong
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