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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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E it is.

C and D are obviously incorrect.

A and B modify the wrong noun.

This leaves E.

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New post 07 Jul 2007, 16:54
My answer is D.

A and B are wrong because species are compared to gender in B and male and female warbler in A.

C is wrong because it compares male and female warblers of other species instead of their charactertic of distinguishing.

E is wrong because "Blue-winged warblers are ". it should be Blue winged warbler species is unlike most other species.

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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. PARALLEL
(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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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.


E has the correct compasrision.

Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler

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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.


C,D and E come close. But, E is the best choice, because in C and D, it sounds like every other species has blue winged male and female. E clears this doubt, by naming the species (Blue winged warbler) and then describing the difference.

E in my opinion.
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I'll pick C becoz this is parallel.
A,B- have wrong comparison.
D,E- 'It' is not clear.

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Well, the OA is E.

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E it is.

C and D are obviously incorrect.

A and B modify the wrong noun.

This leaves E.


Why is C incorrect?


'Those' in C refers to male and female blue-winged warblers...So this sounds as if male and female blue-winged warblers are in most warbler species which is not the right meaning.

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

Wrong comparison.

It compares warbler species to male and female blue-winged warbler.

But warbler species must be compared directly to blue-winged warbler.

A is wrong.



(B) Unlike most warbler species, the gender of the blue-winged warbler is very difficult to distinguish.

Wrong comparison.

Here, warbler species are compared to the gender.

B is wrong.



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

Wrong comparison.

'those' does not have a referant. We understand 'those' refers to genders, but the word 'genders' is not present anywhere in the sentence. So, 'those' does not have an antecedant.

Instead, the correct answer should be (if we want 'those' to refer to genders) :

Unlike those(genders) in most warbler species, the genders in blue-winged...

C is wrong.



(D) It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species, to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler apart.

Wrong comparison.

Here, again, warbler species are incorrectly compared to the male and female blue-winged warblers.

D is wrong.



(E) Blue-winged warblers are unlike most species of warbler in that it is very difficult to tell the male and female apart.

Correct comparison.

Blue-wingled warblers are correctly compared to warbler species.

E is correct.


Because v/s. In That: When GMAT puts ‘because’ and ‘in that’ in a sentence, more often than not, ‘in that’ would be correct. ‘In that qualifies’ the previous sentence, while ‘because’ is just used to show a simple causal relationship.

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IMO C

"those" stands in for individual birds. compare birds with birds, not birds with species of birds

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Can't be C - there's no mention of what you're distinguishing from.

I think the best answer has to be E

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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. => awkward

Between D & E
I will go with D

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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.


I got E
between D and E since A, B, C have incorrect comparisons.
D has misplaced modifier in my opinion.
If E is corrects, this confirms that "in that" is ok in GMAT.

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Where is the misplaced modifier in D ??

Could you plz explain ?

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Where is the misplaced modifier in D ??

Could you plz explain ?


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(D) It is very difficult, unlike in most warbler species, to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler apart.

I feel that this should be:
It is very difficult to tell the male and female blue-winged warbler, unlike in most warbler species, apart.

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I like D.

It could be written better, but as it is written, it is gramatically correct; while the others are not.

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I thought C at first, but some of these comments have me leaning towards E.

What's the OA.

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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.


A - species is compared with the bird
B - species is compared with gender of the bird
C - a trait is compared to the species
D - No errors
E - Sounds wordy

I would go with D

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