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# Unlike farmers, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain

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31 Mar 2019, 08:20
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Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.

A. Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.

B. Unlike farmer, a engineer does not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood.

C. Unlike farmers, engineers do not work hard physically to maintain their livelihood.

D.Unlike farmers, engineer do not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood.

E.Unlike farmers, engineers working hard physically to maintain their livelihood.

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31 Mar 2019, 09:42
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Rashed12 wrote:
Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.

A. Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.
-- A farmer
-- passive voice in this instance is not as good as active voice in (C)

B. Unlike farmer, a engineer does not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood.
-- A farmer
-- AN engineer

C. Unlike farmers, engineers do not work hard physically to maintain their livelihood.

D. Unlike farmers, engineer do not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood.
-- engineers, plural
-- DO a is plural verb that does not match singular (and incorrect) "engineer"
E. Unlike farmers, engineers working hard physically to maintain their livelihood.
-- no working verb = incomplete sentence
-- "working" is not a verb
-- illogical or confusing; now it sounds as though engineers DO work hard physically

Idiom: Unlike X, Y
X = a farmer or farmers
Y = an engineer or engineers

Unlike is a preposition in this construction that must be followed by a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun. ("Unlike" can be an adjective. Not in this case.)
X and Y must be parallel.

Split #1 correct articles are required before a singular noun

(A) and (B) should use "a" farmer.

(B) should use "AN" engineer
Eliminate A and B

Split #2 nouns that are compared must be parallel (Unlike X, Y)
-- Option A (already eliminated) and D compare non-parallel nouns
The nouns should be either both singular or both plural
Wrong: A farmer <-> engineers
Wrong: farmers <-> engineer

Eliminate D

Split #3 complete sentences require working verbs
-- verbING / workING is not a verb. It's a participle

Eliminate E.

Other errors are noted in the quote.

-- "farmers" match "engineers"
-- subject and verb agree
-- pronoun THEIR agrees with plural antecedent "engineers"

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31 Mar 2019, 10:28
co relative conjunction error type
so option C is correct
Unlike X, Y
x = farmer and y= engineer
option C is only correct out of the given choices..
IMO C

Rashed12 wrote:
Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.

A. Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.

B. Unlike farmer, a engineer does not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood.

C. Unlike farmers, engineers do not work hard physically to maintain their livelihood.

D.Unlike farmers, engineer do not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood.

E.Unlike farmers, engineers working hard physically to maintain their livelihood.

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01 Apr 2019, 10:34
Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood.

A. Unlike farmer, hard work is necessary for engineers to maintain their livelihood. —> wrong comparison between farmer and hard work

B. Unlike farmer, a engineer does not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood. —> a engineer compares w farmer, should be a farmer

C. Unlike farmers, engineers do not work hard physically to maintain their livelihood. —> correct

D.Unlike farmers, engineer do not work hard physically to maintain his livelihood. —> “farmers” compare w engineer, should be engineers

E.Unlike farmers, engineers working hard physically to maintain their livelihood.—> no main verb

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