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Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concern

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Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed over a period of years in order to identify environmental dangers and protect military secrets.

(A) Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed

(B) Unlike wrecks that are explored by recreational divers, in exploring for government concerns, they are analyzed

(C) Unlike recreational divers exploring wrecks, analyzing wrecks in government concerns is done

(D) For recreational divers, wrecks are explored briefly, whereas for government concerns wrecks are analyzed

(E) For recreational divers, the exploration of wrecks is brief, whereas for government concerns they are analyzed


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Originally posted by avohden on 12 Oct 2013, 21:34.
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This is a comparison question.
The structure is: unlike X, Y.... <== X and Y should be parallel in terms of meaning.

Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
over a period of years in order to identify environmental dangers and protect military secrets.

(A) Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
Wrong. "they" refers to "exploring wrecks"? That makes no sense.

(B) Unlike wrecks that are explored by recreational divers, in exploring for government concerns, they are analyzed
Wrong. Incorrect usage of structure "unlike X, Y...". Like/Unlike never + Clause.Like/Unlike + noun/noun phrase ONLY.

(C) Unlike recreational divers exploring wrecks, analyzing wrecks in government concerns is done
Wrong. Incorrect comparison: recreational divers VS. analyzing wrecks? That makes no sense.

(D) For recreational divers, wrecks are explored briefly, whereas for government concerns wrecks are analyzed
Correct. Good structure: for X, wrecks are explored briefly, whereas for X wrecks are analyzed.....

(E) For recreational divers, the exploration of wrecks is brief, whereas for government concerns they are analyzed
Wrong. Incorrect comparison. "they" refers to "the exploration" <== Totally wrong.

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pqhai wrote:
This is a comparison question.
The structure is: unlike X, Y.... <== X and Y should be parallel in terms of meaning.

Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
over a period of years in order to identify environmental dangers and protect military secrets.

(A) Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
Wrong. "they" refers to "exploring wrecks"? That makes no sense.

Hi IMO i think They refer to wrecks and not exploring wrecks. Don't you think so? Then the sentence does make perfect sense . I think a comparison error is the problem. wrecks are being compared to government concerns. Correct me if i'm wrong?
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Answer: D
- The sentence contains a comparison between the way recreational divers explore wrecks and the way government concerns analyze them. The first three choices use the word "unlike" at the beginning of the sentence, while the final two place "whereas" after the comma. There is nothing inherently right or wrong about either option; the important thing is that the items being compared are parallel. Choice (A) is wrong, as "exploring" should be compared with "analyzing." (B) is incorrect: "wrecks" is not parallel to "exploring." (C) places "recreational divers" after "unlike," so "government concerns" should follow the comma, but it does not. (D) is parallel: "recreational divers" are compared with "government concerns." (E) is parallel, but the pronoun "they" is ambiguous. It could refer to wrecks, divers, or government concerns. Choice (D) is correct.

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avohden wrote:
Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
over a period of years in order to identify environmental dangers and protect military secrets.

(A) Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed

(B) Unlike wrecks that are explored by recreational divers, in exploring for government concerns, they are analyzed

(C) Unlike recreational divers exploring wrecks, analyzing wrecks in government concerns is done

(D) For recreational divers, wrecks are explored briefly, whereas for government concerns wrecks are analyzed

(E) For recreational divers, the exploration of wrecks is brief, whereas for government concerns they are analyzed


GH-03.28.13 - OE to follow


Choice D is the only one normally parallel.
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avohden wrote:
Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
over a period of years in order to identify environmental dangers and protect military secrets.

(A) Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed

(B) Unlike wrecks that are explored by recreational divers, in exploring for government concerns, they are analyzed

(C) Unlike recreational divers exploring wrecks, analyzing wrecks in government concerns is done

(D) For recreational divers, wrecks are explored briefly, whereas for government concerns wrecks are analyzed

(E) For recreational divers, the exploration of wrecks is brief, whereas for government concerns they are analyzed


So we are interested to compare how wrecks are analyzed when different sets(Government and Recreational divers) participate

(A) Unlike exploring wrecks for recreational divers, in government concerns they are analyzed
exploring wrecks compared to government -> Incorrect

(B) Unlike wrecks that are explored by recreational divers, in exploring for government concerns, they are analyzed
ambiguous referent for they -> Incorrect

(C) Unlike recreational divers exploring wrecks, analyzing wrecks in government concerns is done
recreational divers compared to analyzing wrecks -> Incorrect

(D) For recreational divers, wrecks are explored briefly, whereas for government concerns wrecks are analyzed
Correct Answer, maintains correct comparison.

(E) For recreational divers, the exploration of wrecks is brief, whereas for government concerns they are analyzed
ambiguous referent for they -> Incorrect
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