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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 Paseo 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

Incorrect Comparison

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

Incorrect Comparison -

1) River in San Antonio is preferred

2) The river in many cities. Only one river in many cities

3) which should refer to river, but even if we apply "relative pronoun can refer to slightly far away nouns, river is too far away from which"


(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

-Incorrect Comparison


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

- Changes the meaning and contrast is different


(E) No longer do many cities in the United States have a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river
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better construction will be:
Many cities in the United States have no longer a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river
Kind of inverted construction.

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Sentence meaning:
The original sentence contrasts rivers in many US cities as not a focal point of urban life with the river in San Antonio as the most popular attraction (implying that the river is focal point of urban life). Answer choice that cannot describe this contradiction is incorrect  eliminate D
Answer choice:
A) Compare “many United States cities” with “the river”  Incorrect
B) “the river in many cities in the United Stated” denotes a specify river that flows to all those cities in the US  change the intended meaning  Incorrect
C) Compare “the river” with “San Antonio”  Incorrect
D) Incorrect as explained above
E) Correctly state the contradict  Correct
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New post 10 Aug 2014, 12:16
I think it's interesting that many folks have objected to choice B) because of the "many cities" vs. "one river" problem, but choice E) has exactly the same problem! It would be better to say:

"No longer do many cities in the United States have rivers as the focal point of urban life...."

I think this is a sorry question. :P

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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


Option B:
Can not we read "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" as"Unlike the river in many cities in the United Stated, which is no longer the local point of urban life, the rive in San Antonio "?

If not? Please explain the way the interpretation is done, (if possible)
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Option B:

Can not we read "Unlike the river in many cities inthe United Stated, which is no longer the local point of urban life, in San Antonio the river" as"Unlike the river in many cities in the United Stated, which is no longer the local point of urban life, the rive in San Antonio "?

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Comma + Which : Refers to the United States


Hence (B) is not correct !!

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What is the source of this question?
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May is ask, what is the subject of "is the city's most popular attraction"
because "The river" already has a verb "winds"
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May is ask, what is the subject of "is the city's most popular attraction"
because "The river" already has a verb "winds"


lets take the correct answer and plugin in the stem

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

No longer do many cities in United States have a river as the focal point of urban life--sentence

,but - coordinating conjunction.

in San Antonio the river winds through the middle of the business district--sentence

,and--coordinating conjunction.

the River Walk, or Pasco del Rio, is the city's most popular attraction--sentence.

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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 - Incorrect comparison - US cities vs river

(B) Unlike the river in many cities in the United States, which is no longer the local point of urban life, in San Antonio the river - Incorrect comparison - river in San Antonio is preferred ; usage of which to refer to river -- too far away

(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 - Incorrect comparison - river vs city

(D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio - meaning changes and contrast is lost

(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 - Correct

Answer E
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