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Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók founded no school and left behind only a handful of disciples.

(A) Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated
(B) Schoenberg and his 12-tone system which dominated
(C) Schoenberg, whose 12-tone system dominated
(D) the 12-tone system of Schoenberg that has dominated
(E) Schoenberg and the 12-tone system, dominating
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C it is.

When you see words like unlike, like, In comparison with, Compared to etc two things should come to mind:

1) Proper Comparison : Apples with Apples; oranges with oranges.
2) Parallelism

In our problem, Schoenberg's system is compared with Bartok.

Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók.......

This is incorrect. The comparison should be either between Schoenberg and Bartok or between Schoenberg's system and Bartok's system

A is out
B adds additional comparison ( Schoenberg and his system should be compared to Bartok and his system :) )
D and E can also be eliminated.

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Thank you Crick!!! All clear..

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C
We are comparing something to Bartok. That something should be equal in value which would be another person. C clearly states that Schoenberg is being compared.
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Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók founded no school and left behind only a handful of disciples.

(A)
(B) Schoenberg and his 12-tone system which dominated
(C) Schoenberg, whose 12-tone system dominated
(D) the 12-tone system of Schoenberg that has dominated
(E) Schoenberg and the 12-tone system, dominating

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The answer to this question is C:

A. Incorrect comparison - compares the 12 tone system to a person.

B. This is also an incorrect comparison because it is comparing Schoenberg and his 12 tone system to Bartok.

C. This clearly states the comparison between people - "Schoenberg and Bartok."

D. Again, comparison is incorrect.

E. Compares Schoenberg and 12 tone system to Bartok - illogical comparison.

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Comparison category and comparatively Easy.
Got C in 35 seconds. 8-)
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Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók founded no school and left behind only a handful of disciples.

(A)
(B) Schoenberg and his 12-tone system which dominated
(C) Schoenberg, whose 12-tone system dominated
(D) the 12-tone system of Schoenberg that has dominated
(E) Schoenberg and the 12-tone system, dominating

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We want to compare Schoenberg with bartok
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E- wrong meaning
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Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók founded no school and left behind only a handful of disciples.

(A) Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated – Wrong comparison
(B) Schoenberg and his 12-tone system which dominated - Wrong comparison
(C) Schoenberg, whose 12-tone system dominated - Correct
(D) the 12-tone system of Schoenberg that has dominated - Wrong comparison
(E) Schoenberg and the 12-tone system, dominating - Wrong comparison
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I marked correct answer as C. I want to confirm my understanding of relative clauses. Here "whose twelve-......system dominated" is a non restrictive relative clause? if we remove this from the sentence, the sentence will still make sense (meaning will remain unchanged)

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Yes, that is a nonrestrictive clause in C (beginning with "whose...") -- it functions as a modifier (adjectival clause, if you like jargon) that adds extra information, and you would still have a complete and coherent sentence without it.

But at least for GMAT purposes, this part might be a little bit dangerous:

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if we remove this from the sentence, the sentence will still make sense (meaning will remain unchanged)


Sure, the sentence would still make sense without the "whose" clause, but I'd argue that the information about the 12-tone system is pretty important to the meaning of the sentence -- and you don't want to completely ignore that information on GMAT SC. So just be a little bit careful about removing or ignoring these modifiers, since they do often affect the meaning of the sentence.

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Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók founded no school and left behind only a handful of disciples.

The original sentence incorrectly compares the 12-tone system with Bartók. Since answer choice D also fails for the same reason, eliminate A & D

Now the correct idiom is Unlike A, B. Choices B & E add an extra 'and'. Hence eliminate B & E

The correct answer is C that uses a modifier phrase 'whose 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period', which when ignored, makes the idiom
Unlike Schoenberg, Bartók
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Unlike Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated the music of the postwar period, Bartók founded no school and left behind only a handful of disciples.

(A) Schoenberg's 12-tone system that dominated
(B) Schoenberg and his 12-tone system which dominated
(C) Schoenberg, whose 12-tone system dominated
(D) the 12-tone system of Schoenberg that has dominated
(E) Schoenberg and the 12-tone system, dominating



Easy C

just needed to find the match for NAME = BARTOK

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C, the best answer, is the only choice that makes a logical comparison: “Unlike Schoenberg, .. . Bartok. “ In A, B, and D, Bartok, a person, is compared either to Schoenberg's twelve-tone system or to Schoenberg ‘and’ his twelve-tone system as a unit. Such comparisons are neither logically sound nor semantically parallel.
Consequently, A and D illogically suggest that ‘Schoenberg's twelve-tone system’ founded a school and left behind many disciples.
Choice B suggests that ‘Schoenberg and his twelve-tone system’ together accomplished these feats.

In E, the comparison is illogical and the modification is ambiguous. Schoenberg and his system, as a unit, are not only compared to Bartok, an individual, but also credited with having formed a school. The verb phrase ‘dominating’ ... is called a "squinting modifier" because it looks in both directions: given the structure of the sentence, it could be meant to modify either ‘Schoenberg and the twelve-tone system or Bartok.’
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