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Unlike physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance
in mind sports such as chess.


A.Unlike physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance in
mind sports such as chess.
B.Unlike with physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance
in mind sports such as chess.
C.Unlike the lack of practice in physical sports such as tennis, one's performance in mind sports such as chess
does not deteriorate quickly.
D.Unlike lack of practice in physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice in mind sports such as chess does
not quickly deteriorate one's performance.
E.Lack of practice, unlike in physical sports such as tennis, does not quickly deteriorate one's performance in
mind sports such as chess.

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Unlike physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance
in mind sports such as chess


A.Unlike physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance in
mind sports such as chess.
B.Unlike with physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance
in mind sports such as chess.
C.Unlike the lack of practice in physical sports such as tennis, one's performance in mind sports such as chess
does not deteriorate quickly.
D.Unlike lack of practice in physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice in mind sports such as chess does
not quickly deteriorate one's performance.
E.Lack of practice, unlike in physical sports such as tennis, does not quickly deteriorate ones performance in
mind sports such as chess.


incorrect comparision in a/b/c

a- physical sports is compared to lack of practice - incorrect
b- same error as in a
c- lack of practice compared to one's performance

b/w d and e i chose D

unable to figure out the exact reason for the error. going with better comparison

reading one's performance in D as ones

(D) imo
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I would say D as it seemed much better than the others.
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New post 23 Feb 2018, 19:13
Comparison error in A,B and C - We can eliminate these 3 option's

We are left with D and E

Though both look correct at first there are 2 things intrigued me in option E

1. "Lack of practice, unlike in physical sports such as tennis" - though i am not 100% sure whether this is too wordy , am also not sure that its the right way to use.
2. "does not quickly deteriorate ones performance" - ones is not right way of expression.

Considering the above 2 points, i went with D

Ans: D
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Compared alike things, will go with 'D'.
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Unlike physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance
in mind sports such as chess


A.Unlike physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance in
mind sports such as chess.
B.Unlike with physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance
in mind sports such as chess.
C.Unlike the lack of practice in physical sports such as tennis, one's performance in mind sports such as chess
does not deteriorate quickly.
D.Unlike lack of practice in physical sports such as tennis, lack of practice in mind sports such as chess does
not quickly deteriorate one's performance.
E.Lack of practice, unlike in physical sports such as tennis, does not quickly deteriorate one's performance in
mind sports such as chess.

There seems to be sentiment that D and E are close.
I do not think so. See my analysis of E.

A) physical sports are incorrectly compared to lack of practice.

B) "Unlike with" = preposition prepositional phrase. WRONG.
Unlike must be followed by a noun or noun phrase.
The words like and unlike cannot be followed by a preposition or a prepositional phrase.
Same comparison problem as A.

C) lack of practice is compared incorrectly to performance

E) has a few problems. E's biggest problem: An essential modifier is set off by commas.
One test for non-essential (or non-restrictive) modifiers: can you remove the commas and the words between the commas without changing the meaning of the sentence?
Answer here? NO.
Yes, the sentence makes sense without the phrase.
"Making sense" is not the test here.
Without the phrase, does the sentence have the same meaning?

Here is the sentence with the phrase removed:
Lack of practice does not quickly deteriorate one's performance in mind sports such as chess.
Removing the phrase removes the sentence's presentation of a stark contrast, which I have restated:

In physical sports such as tennis, failure to practice ruins performance. In mind sports such as chess, by contrast, failure to practice does not ruin performance.

We need to maintain the relationship between practice and physical sports ("A"), the relationship between practice and mental sports ("B"), and the contrast (difference) between A and B. Contrast is the thrust of the sentence.
E has other problems, but once we have a major decision point AND a good alternative (Answer D), cross off E and be done.

There is no contest between D and E. D wins. :-)

Answer D
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