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# Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area,

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Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in New Jersey.

(A) Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities

(B) Unlike the other states in the tri-state area that have gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities, there are none

(C) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such one has been set

(D) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such tax has been set

(E) Although there are usually gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in the tri-state area, no such taxes has been set
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11 Jun 2015, 23:56
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(A) Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities
Incorrect comparison

(B) Unlike the other states in the tri-state area that have gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities, there are none
Incorrect comparison

(C) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such one has been set
"one" aims to refer to "taxes", however, "taxes" is plural so the use of "one" (singular) is incorrect.

(D) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such tax has been set
Between E (passive voice) & D (active voice), it makes sense to choose D.

(E) Although there are usually gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in the tri-state area, no such taxes has been set
Between E (passive voice) & D (active voice), it makes sense to choose D.
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12 Jun 2015, 00:10
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(D) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such tax has been set
Between E (passive voice) & D (active voice), it makes sense to choose D.

However, I wonder whether, while using "Although", the Subject in the Main Clause should be the same as the Subject in the Subordinate Cluase?!
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12 Jun 2015, 00:32
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Hi pavankarwa123,

Not always.
E.g.: Although it rained, I must see the festival. (Subordinate clause followed by Independent Clause)
So the subject in "although" part is "it"
However, the subject in the independent clause is "I". And the sentence is logically correct.

Also, if I may point out another subtle difference present in choices D & E, which is as follows:

(D) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such tax has been set
It states that "state or local authorities set taxes" set taxes in an area called "tri-state area"
So something is happening in one area (tri-state area) and it is contrasted with something that is happening in another (in New Jersey).

(E) Although there are usually gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in the tri-state area, no such taxes has been set
Converting part of the above sentence from passive to active voice to clearly see the difference.
It states that "state or local authorities in the tri-state area" set taxes but we don't know where do they set it!
E.g.: It is like saying:
"Police from Japan set taxes" but where? In Korea or in America? We need to know where.

And knowing where is extremely essential in drawing a contrast mentioned in the 2nd half of the sentence that states "no such taxes in New Jersey"

Let me know if all this makes sense?
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12 Jun 2015, 00:43
E.

As unlike can only follow by noun or noun phrases.
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12 Jun 2015, 01:00
Yes, make sense. Just to clarify, unlike is wrong as can only follow by noun or noun phrases
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18 Jan 2018, 01:49
Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in New Jersey.

(A) Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities -Wrong comparison

(B) Unlike the other states in the tri-state area that have gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities, there are none -Wrong comparison

(C) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such one has been set -such one? wrong

(D) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such tax has been set -Correct

(E) Although there are usually gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in the tri-state area, no such taxes has been set -SV disagreement
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21 Jan 2018, 06:07
Whats wrong with Option A?

Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities

How is this option having a wrong comparison?
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22 Jan 2018, 10:06
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Novice90 wrote:
Whats wrong with Option A?

Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities

How is this option having a wrong comparison?

Hi,

Unlike in the other states in the tri-state area, there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities in New Jersey.

Here there are 2 grave errors:
1. Foremost, "like/unlike" shouldn't be followed by a prepositional phrase. They should be followed by a noun/pronoun.
2. Correct version should have been: Unlike the other states in the tri-state area, New Jersey doesn't have gasoline taxes.

So the sentence is not only making invalid comparison but also having wrong structure.

Hope that helps.
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