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New post 25 Apr 2015, 00:31
Ah, I see. I suppose it's a matter of style, but the expression works here. I can't say I've seen it in any official GMAT problems, but I suppose it could crop up.
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If you start with a comparison such as "Unlike X," you need to make sure that the item you're comparing comes along next (not counting any modifiers in the middle). Take out the modifier and look at what is getting compared here:

"Unlike German shepherds and Doberman pinschers, such belief . . . " We don't want to compare dogs to belief!
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The issue isn't what word goes with "same." It's what ideas you're comparing:

My parents paid for my brother's education, and I want them to do the same for me.

I think highly of my business partners, and I want them to think the same of me.


In the case of the original question, the idiom is "believe X of Y":

I can accept that the other kids lied, but I can't believe this of my daughter.

Does that make sense?
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Hi,

The options clearly boil down to between B and D. But I selected D over B and here are my two cents:

In option B: The reference is made to people who are willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be fully domesticated.

Now as per the real sentence the people is refered to generally and not specifically the lot "who are willing to believe". IMO option B changes the meaning.

In option D:
I can see that "they" is ambiguous however it does not make sense to say "the bulls" are willing to believe... How does anyone think that "the bulls" will believe?? :shock:

Hence I went with B. :oops: Please correct me if I am wrong.

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in B i remove the dependent clause, but then its not clear what "same" means. I asked myself "same what?", can someone explain why the vague "same" is acceptable?

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The Kaplan book says all B,C,D are grammatically correct. How ambiguous pronoun in C and D are correct?

Also, "the same of + Noun" is a structure on gmat?
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In B, if you remove the part of non-essential modifier, the sentence does not make any sense.

Still, B is the OA. :?
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New post 23 Mar 2018, 03:49
I think this question is overlooking the non-essential info. issue. If only comparison&pronoun ambiguity are concerned, B is perfect. However, I don't think that ,willing~ part should be allowed to be non-essential part.


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