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# . Unlike most warbler species, the male and female

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. Unlike most warbler species, the male and female
blue-winged warbler are very difficult to tell apart.

(A) Unlike most warbler species, the male and
female blue-winged warbler are very difficult
to tell apart.
(B) Unlike most warbler species, the gender of the
blue-winged warbler is very difficult to
distinguish.
(C) Unlike those in most warbler species, the male
and female blue-winged warblers are very
difficult to distinguish.
(D) It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species,
to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler
apart.
(E) Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of
warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the
male and female apart.
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21 Apr 2004, 00:30
E does the correct comparison between blue winged warbler to most species of warbler
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21 Apr 2004, 06:49
Anybody to refute D?
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21 Apr 2004, 11:16
Is there anything wrong with A. I guess the comparison is Ok...
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21 Apr 2004, 11:29
A compares warbler with warbler species...

E is the right answer...as for D... can't pinpoint the mistake but the sentence does not have a proper run down sequence.

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I believe D suffers from the dangling modifier problem. "unlike in most warbler species" erroneously modifies "difficult". "unlike in most warbler species" is supposed to play the role of noun-phrase which modifies the whole meaning of the sentence, much as an absolute phrase does. As such, it would have been better placed at the beginning of the sentence to not create the confusion of seemingly modifying "difficult". The phrase, reconstructed as follows would be better:

Unlike those of most warbler species, males and females of blue-winged warblers are difficult to tell apart

The above sentence correctly, as opposed to A, compares males and females of warbler species to those of other species. It also properly uses "unlike" to compare each species' gender as opposed to using "unlike" to erroneously compare the "degree of difficulty in comparing" the males and females of the different species as D does
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21 Apr 2004, 20:01
why C is wrong? C also does the right comarison.

unlike those( male and female) in most warbler species, male and female blue-winged.....

OA is E.
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21 Apr 2004, 20:15
In C, "those in most" is wrong. It implies the males&females in the species? It is better worded as the males&females of the species
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22 Jun 2007, 07:28
Paul wrote:
I believe D suffers from the dangling modifier problem. "unlike in most warbler species" erroneously modifies "difficult". "unlike in most warbler species" is supposed to play the role of noun-phrase which modifies the whole meaning of the sentence, much as an absolute phrase does. As such, it would have been better placed at the beginning of the sentence to not create the confusion of seemingly modifying "difficult". The phrase, reconstructed as follows would be better:

Unlike those of most warbler species, males and females of blue-winged warblers are difficult to tell apart

The above sentence correctly, as opposed to A, compares males and females of warbler species to those of other species. It also properly uses "unlike" to compare each species' gender as opposed to using "unlike" to erroneously compare the "degree of difficulty in comparing" the males and females of the different species as D does

I also got E.

Why isnt the sentence structured as

Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the
males and females apart
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