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# Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer

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Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio winds through the middle of the business district, and the River Walk, or Pasco del Rio, is the city's most popular attraction.

A) Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio

B) Unlike the river in many cities in the United Stated, which is no longer the local point of urban life, in San Antonio the river

C)Today the river in many cities in the United States is no longer the focal point of urban life, unlike San Antonio, where it

D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio

E) No longer do many cities in United States have a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river
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10 Jul 2008, 06:40
I'd go with C - the only one that avoids repetition of "the river".
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10 Jul 2008, 06:52
Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio winds through the middle of the business district, and the River Walk, or Pasco del Rio, is the city's most popular attraction.

A) Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio
mismatched modifying phrase problem
B) Unlike the river in many cities in the United Stated, which is no longer the local point of urban life, in San Antonio the river

C)Today the river in many cities in the United States is no longer the focal point of urban life, unlike San Antonio, where it

D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio
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E) No longer do many cities in United States have a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river

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10 Jul 2008, 07:58
OA is E
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11 Jul 2008, 09:04
are you sure it is E.

can you post OE
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11 Jul 2008, 09:22
please let me know the full form of OA and OE
i believe them to be Official answer and official explanation is this correct??????

IMO is (A)
Looking forward to getting more explanation on this .

My analysis :
Eliminated (E) since it used passive.
(B) and (C) were awkward hence out.
few.... but is not as strong statement compared with
(A) unlike X,Y -> hold it and IMO (A)

Kindly clearify why (E) inspite of such a tough construction .. whats wrong with (A)
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11 Jul 2008, 09:38
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are you sure it is E.

can you post OE

Good one..

D distorts the meaning of origianl setence.

Origianl setences says " many cities where river no longer the focal point of urban life"
---> . initially they(rivers) were focal point of urban life and now ...they are not focal point of urban life"

D -- means that few Cities where river is the focal point of urban life.... mean they are not changing.. they alway focal point of urban life...

Also usgage "BUT" in both statements should contract/OPPOSE each other..

(D) focal point in X but focal point in Y -- both talks about focal point usage of "but" is not appropriate here.
(E) NOlonger focal point in X but focal point in Y -- SOUNDS GOOD.

Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio winds through the middle of the business district, and the River Walk, or Pasco del Rio, is the city's most popular attraction.

D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio

E) No longer do many cities in United States have a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river
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please let me know the full form of OA and OE
i believe them to be Official answer and official explanation is this correct??????

IMO is (A)
Looking forward to getting more explanation on this .

My analysis :
Eliminated (E) since it used passive.
(B) and (C) were awkward hence out.
few.... but is not as strong statement compared with
(A) unlike X,Y -> hold it and IMO (A)

Kindly clearify why (E) inspite of such a tough construction .. whats wrong with (A)

Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio winds through the middle of the business district, and the River Walk, or Pasco del Rio, is the city's most popular attraction.

A is incorrect.

unlike X,Y

X= United States cities
Y=the river in San Antonio

Here you are comaring with Cities with River???????? How can you do that...

IF X ='Rivers in United states cities... ' then sentence should be correct.
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11 Jul 2008, 09:42
as far as i know...

A should be correct if it would have stated like this.

"Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, San Antonio.....the rest of the part"

"San Antonio" should have come right after the comma not "the river"

because its the "San Antonio" that has a different something than other cities . Its not the "the river"
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11 Jul 2008, 09:52
Unfortunately, I don't have the OE because I got this question from the Gmatprep. So we can discuss this together and learn from this together.
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11 Jul 2008, 19:51
Ok Got the logic why (A) is incorrect.Anyways (E) appears to be in passive and awkward .
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