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# Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese

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Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese, the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu.

A. the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu

B. the settling of the Japanese Archipelago was first done by the Ainu, who were Caucasians

C. the Ainu, who established the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago, were Caucasians

D. the Ainu, as Caucasians, were the first to establish settlements in the Japanese Archipelago

E. settling the Japanese Archipelago was first done by Caucasians called the Ainu

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14 Aug 2017, 22:41
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swatygi wrote:
Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese, the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu.

A. the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu

B. the settling of the Japanese Archipelago was first done by the Ainu, who were Caucasians

C. the Ainu, who established the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago, were Caucasians

D. the Ainu, as Caucasians, were the first to establish settlements in the Japanese Archipelago

E. settling the Japanese Archipelago was first done by Caucasians called the Ainu

After you have narrowed down to C n D, the meaning of the original sentence can help you in eliminating D.

The original conveys that Ainu and Caucasian are the same.
D does not convey that. Usage of 'as' is not correct.
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Re: Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2017, 23:02
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swatygi wrote:
Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese, the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu.

A. the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu

B. the settling of the Japanese Archipelago was first done by the Ainu, who were Caucasians

C. the Ainu, who established the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago, were Caucasians

D. the Ainu, as Caucasians, were the first to establish settlements in the Japanese Archipelago

E. settling the Japanese Archipelago was first done by Caucasians called the Ainu

"unlike" is used to compare nouns that are logically comparable. in the original sentence, "the Asian people" have been compared with "the first settlement" which is illogical. For the similar reasons we can eliminate Options A, B & E. Both options C & D now has a comparable noun "the Ainu"

In option D, however, "as Caucasians" distorts the meaning of the sentence. This now implies that "the Ainu" now assuming the role of "Caucasians" established the settlements which is incorrect.

Hence Option C
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Re: Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese [#permalink]

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swatygi wrote:
Unlike the Asian people whom we now think of as Japanese, the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu.

A. the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago were established by Caucasians called the Ainu

B. the settling of the Japanese Archipelago was first done by the Ainu, who were Caucasians

C. the Ainu, who established the first settlements in the Japanese Archipelago, were Caucasians

D. the Ainu, as Caucasians, were the first to establish settlements in the Japanese Archipelago

E. settling the Japanese Archipelago was first done by Caucasians called the Ainu

A, B &E are eliminated since they are not comparing people to people

C&D are left
D changes the meaning and the purpose of the sentence
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