It is currently 25 Feb 2018, 05:58

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2007
Posts: 94
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2007, 09:34
weird how a fresh look at it gives new perspective. It is not D. It is E.

I really like E. I am 95 percent sure it is correct. D does have a misplaced modifier.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 23 Sep 2007
Posts: 782
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2007, 09:35
The OA is E. Do a search for "warbler"

These questions from non-official guides seem to create more confusion than help with reasoning out the answers.

According to the OG11, "in that" is "stilted or over formal", and is out of use. They substituted "for" for "in that".
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Oct 2007
Posts: 20
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2007, 10:11
Thanks! yeah D does have a misplaced modifier.
I guess if all others are incorrect the go with the one that's correct even though it looks outdated...
:( Long way to go
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2007
Posts: 86
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2007, 12:18
In addition to the poorly-placed modifier, D contains an error in its use of unlike. Unlike is a preposition, so it takes a noun as its argument, not a prepositional phrase. Unlike in will always be incorrect.
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2550
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2007, 18:59
gmatnub wrote:
The OA is E. Do a search for "warbler"

These questions from non-official guides seem to create more confusion than help with reasoning out the answers.

According to the OG11, "in that" is "stilted or over formal", and is out of use. They substituted "for" for "in that".


Agree. This is what turned me off from E.

I went w/ C as well.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 286
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Apr 2008, 19:18
gmatnub wrote:
The OA is E. Do a search for "warbler"

These questions from non-official guides seem to create more confusion than help with reasoning out the answers.

According to the OG11, "in that" is "stilted or over formal", and is out of use. They substituted "for" for "in that".


I just noticed this in the retired test #52 and OA is E as provided here but I remember reading something similar you mention here use of 'in that' is too formal or even old fashion.
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 2944
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2008, 15:48
E for me. All the rest seem to have modifier issues.
GK_Gmat 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.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 923
WE 1: 3.5 yrs IT
WE 2: 2.5 yrs Retail chain
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2010, 01:10
I think C would be correct if in is replaced by of:

(C) Unlike those of most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish.

leeye84 wrote:
895. 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.

_________________

Want to improve your CR: http://gmatclub.com/forum/cr-methods-an-approach-to-find-the-best-answers-93146.html
Tricky Quant problems: http://gmatclub.com/forum/50-tricky-questions-92834.html
Important Grammer Fundamentals: http://gmatclub.com/forum/key-fundamentals-of-grammer-our-crucial-learnings-on-sc-93659.html

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 May 2010
Posts: 15
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2010, 01:47
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
I think Option C might be correct if it is in this format:

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


Please comment on it.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 May 2010
Posts: 216
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Sep 2010, 01:02
Thanks for the explanation guys!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Will Retake GMAT
Joined: 29 Jul 2010
Posts: 128
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Stanford '13 (D)
GPA: 3.11
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Sep 2010, 01:08
This one was really very helpful. I fell for C as well..

Though I am not satisfied with E, it does seem the best of the lot.

Thanks srinath for the pointer on because/in that.
_________________

Re-taking GMAT. Hope the charm works this time.. :)

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2010
Posts: 151
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Sep 2010, 16:46
Great explanation msrinath.

+1 for E
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10341
Premium Member
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Dec 2014, 13:58
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 May 2015
Posts: 265
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2015, 07:59
16
This post was
BOOKMARKED
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.

Explanations are welcome!!
_________________

Apoorv

I realize that i cannot change the world....But i can play a part :)

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10341
Premium Member
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2015, 09:35
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2736
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2015, 12:52
D can't be correct.
Unlike in ... it is difficult to tell...
This is an incorrect use of LIKE/UNLIKE

for comparison, like/unlike is correctly used only with nouns.
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Jun 2015
Posts: 4
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2015, 13:21
1
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
1. Option A can be eliminated as it compares 'species' with a 'male' and 'female' warbler
2. Similarly, option B can be eliminated as it compares 'species' with 'gender'
3. Option C is incorrect as 'those' refers to the 'male and female blue-winged warbler species', therefore it would read:
Unlike male and female blue-winged warblers in most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged warblers are very difficult to distinguish
This is incorrect as blue-winged warblers are a subset of the warbler species
4. D can be eliminated due to the same reasons as A
5. E is correct as it compares the 'blue-winged warblers' correctly with the warbler species
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jun 2014
Posts: 143
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.4
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2015, 19:22
The comparison should be between similar types:
A ,B,D are comparing species and warbler .
C: Use of those is incorrect .

Option E though wordy is correct as it compares Blue-winged warblers with most species of warbler

Regards,
Manish Khare

Press kudos if you like the solution
_________________

Regards,
Manish Khare
"Every thing is fine at the end. If it is not fine ,then it is not the end "

Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3483
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2015, 23:48
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10341
Premium Member
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jul 2016, 05:22
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: Unlike most warbler species, the male and female blue-winged wa   [#permalink] 15 Jul 2016, 05:22

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3    Next  [ 47 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

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

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.