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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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I will go with D too. Option A and B are not parallel. In option C " no such one has" doesnt make sense. In option E " Although there are usually " doesnt make sense. hence D.

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Hi,

I would go with D.

Correct comparison and correct Subject-verb agreement.

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How can D be correct if in the first part of the sentence the plural form "gasoline taxes" is used but the singular "tax" is used in the second part?

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Is there any need to maintain number parallelism between a subordinate clause and the main clause? Look at the following example; because my neighbor does not permit his children to surf internet after 10 pm, Tom is unable to send emails past that time.
Now do we have to say children again in the main clause just because we have used a plural in the first place?
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Can some one please help me with answer choice A and B
both of them are wrong because of wrong comparisons ? Also what is the role of 'There' ?

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

To correct this sentence we need NJ after the ',' ?

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Yes! you are correct; wneed 'in NJ' after the comma in A and just 'NJ' after the comma in B
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Yes! you are correct; wneed 'in NJ' after the comma in A and just 'NJ' after the comma in B


HI Daagh,

I have a doubt here, IF we need NJ after comma in A and B then why don't we need that after comma in D

Kindly let me know what am I missing here

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Yes! you are correct; wneed 'in NJ' after the comma in A and just 'NJ' after the comma in B


HI Daagh,

I have a doubt here, If we need NJ after comma in A and B then why don't we need that after comma in D

Kindly let me know what am I missing here


You do not need NJ after comma in D and E, but you do require in A, B and C. This is because A, B and C have a different structure. Unlike is a preposition for comparison which require a noun to be compared with a noun. So structure for Like/Unlike is Like A, B... Here A and B should both be nouns.

In D and E, we have an adverbial clause modifying the main clause.

In D, the adverbial or subordinating clause is "Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area"

Main clause, no such tax has been set in NJ.

Here adverbial clause is modifying the main clause. Adverb clause don't have to be parallel in structure with the main clause. So if subject of adverb clause is "state or local authorities of tri-state area", main clause does not have to have "state or local authorities of NJ" as its subject. As long as adverbial clause is modifying the main clause logically, we are good.

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why C is wrong?
such one is wrong?

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What does the indefinite pronoun 'one' refer to? We might be tempted to say that it refers to the 'tax', but there is no such word as tax in the clause. There is only the 'taxes'. So we have to specifically state the word 'tax'
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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[/u], there are no gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities ---- wrong comparison, no parallelism

(B) Unlike the other states in the tri-state area that have gasoline taxes set by state or local authorities, there are none --- the same error (a), so it's a wrong comparison

(C) Although state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area, no such [b]one[/b] has been set -- "one" refers to taxes, so has should be have

(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 [u]taxes has been
set (taxes = plural, has=singular)

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Basic split is between Unlike and Although.

Lets quickly look at the ones with Unlike -- Both A and B are using unlike incorrectly. Correct format is Unlike X, Y (where X and Y both are Noun). So A and B are out.

E is using "Usually" as an adverb for the taxes, which does not look correct. So E is out.

Between C and D -- I feel D is better choice with a appositive modifier which clearly mentions Tax instead of using "one" which we are not sure about if it is pointing to Tax or tri-state area or something else.

so D is the answer.

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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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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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Why choice A is incorrect?

Unlike in X, there is no Gasoline taxes in Y. Is it incorrect?

Moreover, choice D says 'state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area'. Does the original sentence say that state or local authorities usually set gasoline taxes in the tri-state area. It says gasoline taxes are not set by state or local authorities in NJ.

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