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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980,

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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

(A) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates,

(B) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates,

(C) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate,

(D) the independent candidates, George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980,

(E) the independent candidacies of George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980,

Originally posted by burnttwinky on 31 Mar 2010, 23:03.
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Re: Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980,  [#permalink]

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New post 31 Mar 2010, 23:28
I think it's E.

Explanation :

Unlike X ...., Y....

Here X and Y have to be parallel.

X - George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980 and Y - H. Ross Perot’s have to be parallel.

Unlike the independent candidacies of George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992

Hence E is correct !
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Re: Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980,  [#permalink]

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New post 31 Mar 2010, 23:34
will go with E

Except for E Rest all options have wrong comparison...
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I narrowed it down to D or E

Can anyone explain why we chose candidacies over candidates :?: :?
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hi hardnstrong,

we are comparing H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency with George Wallace's and John Anderson's independent candidacies . Hence, option E.
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Hi nsp007

I think i got the point now. Here we are comparing the independent run for presidency with the candidacies
I was comparing rose parrot with george and john.

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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A.) Same - wrong - we are comparing Ross Perot’s independent run with the independence candidacies of George Wallace and John Anderson

B.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates, - wrong comparison - George Wallace and John Anderson with Ross Perot’s independent run

C.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate, - wrong comparison - George Wallace and John Anderson with Ross Perot’s independent run

D.) the independent candidates, George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, - wrong comparison - George Wallace and John Anderson with Ross Perot’s independent run

E.) the independent candidacies of George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, - correct - the independence candidacies of George Wallace and John Anderson is compared with Ross Perot’s independent run
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Definitely E.... All other options have incorrect comparison.
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The proper comparasion is between presidency and candidancies instead the improper one between presidency and candidates..
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This sentence presents a contrast as indicated by the word – unlike. It states that H.Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics. This was not the motive for George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980.

Option A :- This sentence does not establish parallel comparison. The non-underlined portion of the sentence contains element 2 of the comparison – Perot’s independent run for the presidency. Thus, the underlined portion of the sentence should also be the candidacy or independent run of other two people.
Choice B: Parallelism Comparison Error as in Choice A.
Choice C: Parallelism Comparison Error as in Choice A. In addition, “which” is used incorrectly to refer to people.
Choice D: Parallelism Comparison Error as in Choice A.
Choice E: No errors.
Thus, Choice E is the correct answer.
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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A.George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, -- comparison error ;
B.George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates, -- comparison error

C.George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate, -- comparison error ; usage of which to refer to people is incorrect

D.the independent candidates, George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, -- comparison error

E.the independent candidacies of George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, - Correct

Answer E
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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates,

B.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whomran as independent candidates,

C.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate,
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New post 10 Dec 2017, 00:58
Hi TaN1213,

Let me try

A.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, - both of whom will be incorrect - these are independent events and so use of each will be better.

B.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whomran as independent candidates, - use of 'each is better but this is a wrong choice because we can not compare a person with an independent run.

C.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate, - which can not be used for humans.
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E : cadidacies compared with candidacy.A,B,C,D compares candidates with candidacy

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Unlike George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency in 1992 arose not from an unsuccessful effort to gain a major party nomination but from a desire to establish a viable third party in American politics.

A.George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates, -- comparison error ;
B.George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates, -- comparison error

C.George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate, -- comparison error ; usage of which to refer to people is incorrect

D.the independent candidates, George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, -- comparison error

E.the independent candidacies of George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, - Correct

Answer E

Dear TaN1213,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

It surprises me that this is an official question, because it might be seen as a tad controversial (George Wallace was more controversial than either John Anderson or Ross Perot!) and because it's on the easy side.

Big picture: the second term of the comparison is "H. Ross Perot’s independent run for presidency," i.e. his candidacy. We need to compare candidacy to candidacy, not person to person. (A)-(D) begin with people--they are set up for a person to person comparison, so these all construct an illogical comparison. That's the problem with (A)-(D): they start with people.

The part you highlighted was not connected to this but a further distractor.
A.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of whom running as independent candidates,
The relative pronoun "whom," like "who" and "which," open a dependent clause, a full clause, and like any full clause, this needs a full verb, not merely a participle.

B.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, each of whom ran as independent candidates,
The highlighted structure is 100% correct, within the larger illogical design of the sentence overall.

C.) George Wallace in 1968 and John Anderson in 1980, both of which ran as an independent candidate,
We cannot refer to human beings with "which"--that sounds too dehumanizing.

Does all this make sense?
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