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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries
B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries
D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries
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New post 28 Dec 2008, 04:54
hi hoogie,
i feel the ans lies in the expression " unlike x,y".
so i feel A is the correct choice.
coz the choices B n C have sufficient enough power .. which looks wordy.
with D n E the construction again looks wordy...
so i feel the original line is the est bet..
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My bet on D .
In B ...sufficient and enough are redundant .
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chaks....A,C and E are out because of apple & orange comparision flaw ..
In B and D - here the point of comparision is "shuttle and earlier spacecraft" and "permanent orbiting stations "...

If find flaw in this line of reasoning , pls correct !!
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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries
B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries
D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries


I have B/D for a final decision.
what is yours and why?


ACE are out for illogical comparisions.
B is also out for modifying phrasr that starts with "with........"

I remain with D.
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i go with D

in GMAT,correct usage of unlike would be,

Unlike X<noun>,....,<Y><noun>....

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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries
B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries
D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries


I have B/D for a final decision.
what is yours and why?



Mine is D.

A C and E are out.

In choice B, there is a redundancy. sufficient = enough >>> can't be B.

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Wht is wrong with B?in D,doesnt "which were capable ......." convey wrong meaning and unnecessarily wordy??B is concise.
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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries
B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries
D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights
E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries


I have B/D for a final decision.
what is yours and why?

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I think it can't be B, because, in B, it uses "were capable of"- past simple, which is not suitable in this case :)

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its not in B but in D which is using "were capable of"

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sufficient enough is redundant, see it? D stands

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sufficient enough? redundant.
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the correct is D because in B sufficient=enough (redundant error)

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Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries, a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

A. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which carried sufficient power in fuel cells
and batteries
B. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their
short flights
C. the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which enabled them to carry sufficient
enough power in fuel cells and batteries
D. the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which were capable of carrying sufficient power in fuel cells
and batteries for their short flights
E. the flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, whose shortness allowed them to carry sufficient
power in fuel cells and batteries

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Unlike X , Y is the idiom being tested here. Only B and D are the contenders. In B their is a modifier error , with is xxx is incorrect , further their is no verb present. D wins.

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Unlike X , Y is the idiom being tested here. Only B and D are the contenders. In B their is a modifier error , with is xxx is incorrect , further their is no verb present. D wins.


Correctly pointed out!

The reason B is wrong is that the prepositional phrase " with......." is unclear in terms of the clause/phrase it is modifying. Is it the previous one or the next one.

eg. XXXXXXXXX, with.........., YYYYYYYYYY

We dont know with is referring to XXXXXXXXX or to YYYYYYYY.


Hope this clarifies :)

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vdadwal wrote:
Unlike X , Y is the idiom being tested here. Only B and D are the contenders. In B their is a modifier error , with is xxx is incorrect , further their is no verb present. D wins.


Correctly pointed out!

The reason B is wrong is that the prepositional phrase " with......." is unclear in terms of the clause/phrase it is modifying. Is it the previous one or the next one.

eg. XXXXXXXXX, with.........., YYYYYYYYYY

We dont know with is referring to XXXXXXXXX or to YYYYYYYY.


Hope this clarifies :)



Hi, how can you say that it is not clear to what "with" modifier is modifying.
But if we see the entire phrase, it has pronoun"their" which can go back only to "shuttle and spacecrafts" (plural) and not to "space station" singular.

I eliminated B from D for following reason:
1) sufficient enough is redundant. As both the words are being used for the same sense.
2) Also, "ENOUGH THAT" is not a correct idiom.

Correct Idiom for Enough is :
1) Enough to + verb
2) Enough + Noun+ to + verb
3) Adj + Enough to + verb
4) Enough For

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adineo wrote:
vdadwal wrote:
Unlike X , Y is the idiom being tested here. Only B and D are the contenders. In B their is a modifier error , with is xxx is incorrect , further their is no verb present. D wins.


Correctly pointed out!

The reason B is wrong is that the prepositional phrase " with......." is unclear in terms of the clause/phrase it is modifying. Is it the previous one or the next one.

eg. XXXXXXXXX, with.........., YYYYYYYYYY

We dont know with is referring to XXXXXXXXX or to YYYYYYYY.


Hope this clarifies :)



Hi, how can you say that it is not clear to what "with" modifier is modifying.
But if we see the entire phrase, it has pronoun"their" which can go back only to "shuttle and spacecrafts" (plural) and not to "space station" singular.

I eliminated B from D for following reason:
1) sufficient enough is redundant. As both the words are being used for the same sense.
2) Also, "ENOUGH THAT" is not a correct idiom.

Correct Idiom for Enough is :
1) Enough to + verb
2) Enough + Noun+ to + verb
3) Adj + Enough to + verb
4) Enough For

Hope this helps.


Your first point is correct. There is redundant usage.

How can you eliminate B on basis of "enough that" when there is no "that" present ?

Moreover, the construction of prepositional modifier in this case is ambiguous. 'Their' can also refer to fuel cells and batteries.

Lets say we remove the redundancy:

Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights , a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

This sentence is also an incorrect usage because of ambiguity!

Hope it clarifies

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adineo wrote:
anukrati wrote:

Hi, how can you say that it is not clear to what "with" modifier is modifying.
But if we see the entire phrase, it has pronoun"their" which can go back only to "shuttle and spacecrafts" (plural) and not to "space station" singular.

I eliminated B from D for following reason:
1) sufficient enough is redundant. As both the words are being used for the same sense.
2) Also, "ENOUGH THAT" is not a correct idiom.

Correct Idiom for Enough is :
1) Enough to + verb
2) Enough + Noun+ to + verb
3) Adj + Enough to + verb
4) Enough For

Hope this helps.


Your first point is correct. There is redundant usage.

How can you eliminate B on basis of "enough that" when there is no "that" present ?

Moreover, the construction of prepositional modifier in this case is ambiguous. 'Their' can also refer to fuel cells and batteries.

Lets say we remove the redundancy:

Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, with sufficient power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights , a permanently orbiting space station will have to generate its own electricity.

This sentence is also an incorrect usage because of ambiguity!

Hope it clarifies



I incorrectly wrote that "I eliminated because of that reason"
What I wanted to say was - what is the correct idiom usage of Enough and what is not.

Thanks for correcting me. :)

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