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# Unlike other research in language processing and speech production,

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Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.

(A) Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.
(B) Unlike language processing and speech production studied by other researchers,
(C) Unlike other researchers who studied language processing and speech production,
(D) In contrast to other researchers` studies of language processing and speech production,
(E) Although other researchers studied language processing and speech production,
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09 Mar 2020, 12:48
I thought like/unlike in comparisons can only be followed by a noun entity. In this case,
in the solution "Unlike other researchers who studied language processing and speech production", is this a noun entity because it's followed by a noun + 'noun + noun modifier'? I thought it was a clause as it has a subject+verb so I eliminated it.
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09 Mar 2020, 15:11
firsttimenoob wrote:
Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.

(A) Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.
(B) Unlike language processing and speech production studied by other researchers,
(C) Unlike other researchers who studied language processing and speech production,
(D) In contrast to other researchers` studies of language processing and speech production,
(E) Although other researchers studied language processing and speech production,

The first word after the , is Broca, the name of a researcher. so the subject of the preceding clause should be a noun, in this case researcher. Only option C followed the rule. So it is the answer.
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firsttimenoob wrote:
I thought like/unlike in comparisons can only be followed by a noun entity. In this case,
in the solution "Unlike other researchers who studied language processing and speech production", is this a noun entity because it's followed by a noun + 'noun + noun modifier'? I thought it was a clause as it has a subject+verb so I eliminated it.

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Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.

(A) Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.
(B) Unlike language processing and speech production studied by other researchers,
(C) Unlike other researchers who studied language processing and speech production,
(D) In contrast to other researchers` studies of language processing and speech production,
(E) Although other researchers studied language processing and speech production,

First, a friendly reminder to please please include the source whenever you're posting a verbal question! I suspect that this one isn't official, and isn't worth worrying about too much.

That said, your question is totally reasonable. In (C), "who studied language processing and speech production" just modifies "other researchers." So in (C), "unlike" is followed by a noun + modifier, which is then compared to Broca (who is presumably a researcher). This is completely fine -- it's still a comparison of two logically comparable nouns.

I hope that helps a bit!
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firsttimenoob wrote:
Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.

(A) Unlike other research in language processing and speech production, Broca was especially interested in the effects that damage to a particular brain area could have on speech.
(B) Unlike language processing and speech production studied by other researchers,
(C) Unlike other researchers who studied language processing and speech production,
(D) In contrast to other researchers` studies of language processing and speech production,
(E) Although other researchers studied language processing and speech production,

A) Comparison error: Other research is compared to "Broca"
B) Same comparison Error
C) Person to person comparison(Researchers to Broca...best so far)
D) Studies to broca...Comparison error again
E) unwanted sentence structure "Although"

C is by far the best answer
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