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# Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist has concluded

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Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist has concluded that the stories of
Gilgamesh and Osiris record the transition from the age of matriarchal religious authority
to that of patriarchal political power.
(A) Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist has concluded
(B) Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist’s conclusion
(C) Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist’s conclusion is
(D) Unlike those of other scholars, the eminent mythologist’s conclusions are
(E) The eminent mythologists, unlike those of other scholars, has concluded

Please explain, can we use Unlike X,Y construction for comparing singular and plural?

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15 Aug 2012, 08:50
Yes A makes perfect sense.

This is perfectly fine.
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15 Aug 2012, 09:13
Remember,

Unlike or Like just follow Noun or Noun phrase of the sentence, and these words must be paralleled logically and structurally with the words before them, and these words do not need to be the same number with the others.
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15 Aug 2012, 09:19
yes A is the sure winner, and i agree with tuanquang269
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15 Aug 2012, 12:08
A is clearly the right answer....

B, C compare scholars with conclusions.
In D, meaning gets changed.
In E subject doesn't agree with verb: mythologists---has is wrong
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16 Aug 2012, 00:03
ravstime wrote:
A is clearly the right answer....

B, C compare scholars with conclusions.
In D, meaning gets changed.
In E subject doesn't agree with verb: mythologists---has is wrong

Hmm I went with C, I thought that the question was stating the the unlike the conclusions of other scholars the eminent mythologist's conclusions were different.
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16 Aug 2012, 20:01
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Please explain, can we use Unlike X,Y construction for comparing singular and plural?

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We absolutely can--this is common, and correct!
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18 Aug 2012, 09:53
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A seems the most probable answer.

(A) Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist has concluded
Correct: compares scholars with mythologist
(B) Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist’s conclusion
Incorrect: compares scholars with conclusion; its a wrong comparison
(C) Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist’s conclusion is
Incorrect: compares scholars with conclusion; its a wrong comparison
(D) Unlike those of other scholars, the eminent mythologist’s conclusions are
Incorrect: meaning is distorted.
(E) The eminent mythologists, unlike those of other scholars, has concluded
Incorrect: Subject-Verb disagreement. mythologists----has is wrong..

But the ques doesn't seem like a 700 level..... Any views?
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Please explain, can we use Unlike X,Y construction for comparing singular and plural?

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We absolutely can--this is common, and correct!
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Re: Unlike other scholars, the eminent mythologist has concluded   [#permalink] 21 Sep 2012, 22:36
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