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Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954

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Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 [#permalink]

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Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 and they consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have had winning times with little improvement: Secretariat’s world-record-breaking Derby tine of 1:59 2/5, for example, was set in 1973 and remained unsurpassed more than a quarter of a century later.

(A) they consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have had winning times with little improvement

(B) they have consistently recorded faster times ever since, those of horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times

(C) have consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times

(D) have consistently recorded faster times ever since, in those of classic races such as the Kentucky Derby, horses have had winning times with little improvement

(E) consistently recorded faster times ever since, those of horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times

Originally posted by johnycute on 02 Sep 2007, 03:23.
Last edited by hazelnut on 16 Jun 2018, 01:11, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 [#permalink]

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Answer is C

"ever since" indicates that present perfect tense is needed. "have consistently recorded" is what we want.
cannot be D, because of "in those of"
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Re: Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 [#permalink]

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Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 and they consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have had winning times with little improvement: Secretariat’s world-record-breaking Derby tine of 1:59 2/5, for example, was set in 1973 and remained unsurpassed more than a quarter of a century later.
A. they consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have had winning times with little improvement
B. they have consistently recorded faster times ever since, those of horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times
C. have consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times
D. have consistently recorded faster times ever since, in those of classic races such as the Kentucky Derby, horses have had winning times with little improvement
E. consistently recorded faster times ever since, those of horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times



Just a note that as you read this question, you should note the keyword UNLIKE.

(A) "Unlike human runners, .........., horses...
(B): "Unlike human runners, .........., those of horses...
(C): "Unlike human runners, .........., horses...
(D): "Unlike human runners, .........., in those of classic races...
(E): "Unlike human runners, .........., those of horses...


Only (A) and (C) are even potential contenders. This is what happens when you are able to cut the fluff.
You can quickly strip down the sentence to its bare bone structure and really understand and see any potential flaws in the structure of the sentence before you examine the meaning.
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Re: Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 [#permalink]

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Unlike human runners, who broke the four-minute mile in 1954 and they consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have had winning times with little improvement: Secretariat’s world-record-breaking Derby tine of 1:59 2/5, for example, was set in 1973 and remained unsurpassed more than a quarter of a century later.
A. they consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have had winning times with little improvement - parallelism issue -- and is followed by a clause but no clause before
B. they have consistently recorded faster times ever since, those of horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times - Illogical comparison - "human runners" to "those of horses"
C. have consistently recorded faster times ever since, horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times - Correct
D. have consistently recorded faster times ever since, in those of classic races such as the Kentucky Derby, horses have had winning times with little improvement - illogically compares human runner to "those of classic races", where it's not even clear what the pronoun "those" refers to, but definitely not horses, which is the only noun that can logically compare to a human runner in the context of this sentence.
E. consistently recorded faster times ever since, those of horses in classic races such as the Kentucky Derby have shown little improvement in winning times - Illogical comparison - "human runners" to "those of horses"


Answer C
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