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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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(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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(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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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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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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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 -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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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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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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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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Eliminate A and B on the grounds of a dangling modifier. New Jersey must come after the first comma in options A and B but it does not. “No such one” in option C is non-idiomatic. There is a lack of agreement in Option E between “taxes” and “has”. D is correct.
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