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# Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged

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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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03 Jan 2006, 21:09
I would go with E for the right comparision...the blue winged warblers and other warblers.
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04 Jan 2006, 00:52
gmacvik wrote:
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.

I would go with C....

as E is comparing the "Blue-winged warblers" with the "most species of warbler" .... wrong comparision b/w warblers and species
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04 Jan 2006, 03:56
gmacvik wrote:
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.

@ bkumar

instead you have to say: Unlike that of most ..., the gender of ...

No way without reference.
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04 Jan 2006, 08:03
I GO FOR "C"....
better comparism and less word compared to E
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04 Jan 2006, 08:13
andy_gr8 wrote:
Any problems with C???

Unlike "the male and female blue-winged warblers" in most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.

Comparision of "the male and female blue-winged warblers in most warbler species" with "the male and female blue-winged warblers", sounds awakward.
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04 Jan 2006, 10:39
hmm interesting...
wats the OA ??????
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04 Jan 2006, 12:30
OA is E but I don't have OE for this. Thanks
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04 Jan 2006, 20:51
hkm_gmat wrote:
I could not find any problem with A !

OA / OE PLS

My original guess was A as well.....Vivek, could you kindly explain?

Is it because A) is comparing "warbler species" to "warbler"? And E) compares "warbler" to "species of warbler"?
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04 Jan 2006, 21:11
[quote="vivek123"][quote="andy_gr8"]Any problems with C???[/quote]

Unlike "the male and female blue-winged warblers" in most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.

Comparision of [b]"the male and female blue-winged warblers in most warbler species"[/b] with [b]"the male and female blue-winged warblers"[/b], sounds awakward.[/quote]

Got ya, ur technique of replacement is cool..I like that
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04 Jan 2006, 21:41
Beerster wrote:
hkm_gmat wrote:
I could not find any problem with A !

OA / OE PLS

My original guess was A as well.....Vivek, could you kindly explain?

Is it because A) is comparing "warbler species" to "warbler"? And E) compares "warbler" to "species of warbler"?

Well, 'A' compares entire warbler species to male & female warblers! It doesn't sound correct.

I don't think it is 'plural' to 'singular' comparision that kicks out 'A', it is comparing 'plural' to 'plural'.
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05 Jan 2006, 08:58
gmacvik wrote:
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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C or E

I would go with C, comparing males and females of most Warbler species with males and females of the blue-winged warblers
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05 Jan 2006, 09:21
gmacvik wrote:
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.

I got E.
Why not A: if the sentence was - Unlike most warbler species, the blue-winged........ OR
Unlike the male and female of most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged.....
then it would have sounded fine

Why not C: Unlike those in .... I am not to comfortable with this 'in'. I would prefer it to be 'of' or something ..i think
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24 Jan 2006, 06:11
E. for right parallelism.
However in that it is in E is less common on GMAT but still i will chose E.

gmacvik wrote:
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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