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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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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


A - not the best choice. Unlike many cities in US is compared to the river. Invalid comparison
B - Invalid comparison again. Unlike the river in many cities is compared to San Antonio
C - The sentence should have had "in San Antonio" at the end of the sentence.
D - Invalid comparion ("In few United States cities today" compared to "but the river in San Antonio")
E - Best Answer.

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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
cities v/s river = eliminate
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
river v/s 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
river v/s San Antonio = eliminate
D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio
Improper contract with but , it should be like ...
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
Improper comparison .... correct form would have been => ..... San Antonio has a river ....

B for me.

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Sentence has comparison and pronoun reference issue

A) Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio [Comparison between Many United States cities and the river – eliminate it]

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 [Good one but which is pointing the United States – eliminate it]

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 [It has referent issue – points to San Antonio / River – eliminate it]

D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio [Changing the meaning of the sentence – eliminate it]

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 [Hold it]

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I agree it's E

A) Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio
Wrong comparison
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
Wrong comparison
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
Implies one river in many cities
D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio
Impies rivers are focal points when they are not
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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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
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
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 the United States have a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river
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E sounds best. Others have incorrect modifiers / comparisons. Another good question +1.
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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
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
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 the United States have a river as the focal point of urban life, but in San Antonio the river

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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
Compares Cities to river
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
Implies one river in many cities
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
Same as B
D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio
Same as B
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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The Sentence has comparison issue:
Unlike many United State Cities …, San Antonio …

A) Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio [Comarison between many United States cities, the river is not parallel – eliminate it]

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 [Parallel is correct but “which” modifies the United States not the cities – eliminate it]

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 [It has no clear referent – eliminate it]

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 of the sentence – eliminate it]

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 [Clear in meaning – Hold it]

Answer: E

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It is hard for me to consider E the OA, why E is OA?
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It is all about comparison:

A: many US cities VS the river in San Antonio
B: the river in many US cities VS San Antonio
C: same as B.
D: few US cities VS river in San Antonio
E: many cities in the US VS San Antonio --> Voilá!
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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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Comparing c,d and e with A. They are so different. But comparison in A is wrong. That leaves B as answer.

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A) Unlike many United States cities, where a river is no longer the focal point of urban life, the river in San Antonio ........wrong comparison of cities with river
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...... The comparison is weak, the river should have been forthrightly compared with the river, rather than in San Antonio.
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 ...... wrong comparison of the river with a city.
D) In few United States cities today, a river is the focal point of urban life, but the river in San Antonio
Using a parenthesis to describe an inevitable part of the sentence is incorrect. Without the clause ‘a river is the focal point of urban life’ the sentence is absurd. In addition, while the text talks about many cities where the river is longer the focal point, D talks about a few cites, where is it is still the focal point. This shift is wrong
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 choice
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"E" is the correct answer

Wrong comparisons in options A, B, and C
D is awkward

Therefore, E has to be the answer, because it contains correct comparison.

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Hey daagh Kudos ! I have one question. You mean the subject of comparison is following "unlike" and it should be the first word in the parallel clause - "the river in San Antonio". Is this correct?

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...... The comparison is weak, the river should have been forthrightly compared with the river, rather than in San Antonio.

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Marked D .. but now I get why the aswer is E :)

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went for D, but i get why E is better. thanks
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the correct answer here is still pretty ugly, so let's criticize the four incorrect choices.

choice a:
faulty comparison:
'unlike many u.s. cities, ... the river in san antonio...' --> can't compare cities to a river

choice b:
comparison isn't so good:
the second part should start directly with 'the river' (instead of 'in san antonio the river...'), so that the comparison is more clear.
much more importantly, poor use of the relative pronoun 'which':
'...cities in the united states, which is no longer the focal point...'
relative pronouns like which, by default, refer to the noun that's closest to the left, which in this case is the united states. therefore, this relative pronoun is used in a way that's either ambiguous (if you allow it to potentially refer to other nouns) or just plain wrong (if you follow the rule strictly).

choice c:
faulty comparison again
'the river...' is being compared to san antonio.

choice d:
drastic change in meaning
this sentence has completely gotten rid of any reference to the concept of 'no longer'. while all the other sentences say that things have changed, this sentence presents the situation as if it's always been that way.

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