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# Unlike the short flights of the shuttle and earlier

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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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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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28 Dec 2008, 04:55
My bet on D .
In B ...sufficient and enough are redundant .
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28 Dec 2008, 05:04
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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28 Dec 2008, 23:44
hoogie wrote:
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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30 Dec 2008, 02:49
hoogie wrote:
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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30 Dec 2008, 02:55
Wht is wrong with B?in D,doesnt "which were capable ......." convey wrong meaning and unnecessarily wordy??B is concise.
hoogie wrote:
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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30 Dec 2008, 02:59
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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30 Dec 2008, 03:11
@xiaoling
its not in B but in D which is using "were capable of"
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05 Jan 2011, 15:30
sufficient enough is redundant, see it? D stands
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05 Jan 2011, 15:39
+1 D

sufficient enough? redundant.
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06 Jan 2011, 07:42
I thought when you say +1, kudo was given.??
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the correct is D because in B sufficient=enough (redundant error)
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A,C,E are out. They compare flights of some type with the type itself.

We are left with B and D.
B is wrong for two reasons. 1-> sufficient enough is redundant. 2-> The words following the comma describe the spacecraft.. spacecraft with X. So the use of their is wrong. The phrase belongs to the noun that is singular.

D is the perfect answer. Unlike X and Y, which do something, Z has to do something else.

On a separate note, did anyone notice the usage of "will have" for singular noun? A nice remainder of a lesson that we all learnt
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18 Jan 2013, 09:05
Apart from 'sufficient enough' which is redundant, is there any other issue in B?
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Apart from 'sufficient enough' which is redundant, is there any other issue in B?

yea.

use of 'with' is unwarranted. You should use 'which' when you are presenting a non-essential information.

'with' is generally used when you want to use the modifier as well or show the modifier plays an important role.

see this question: the-javelin-has-a-sharp-point-which-is-more-obviously-137306.html

look at option B and E.
E means, because the javelin has a sharp point it is dangerous.
B means javelin has a sharp point AND it is dangerous. (states 2 facts about javelin without connecting them)
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Sachin9 wrote:
Apart from 'sufficient enough' which is redundant, is there any other issue in B?

yea.

use of 'with' is unwarranted. You should use 'which' when you are presenting a non-essential information.

'with' is generally used when you want to use the modifier as well or show the modifier plays an important role.

see this question: the-javelin-has-a-sharp-point-which-is-more-obviously-137306.html

look at option B and E.
E means, because the javelin has a sharp point it is dangerous.
B means javelin has a sharp point AND it is dangerous. (states 2 facts about javelin without connecting them)

Thanks mate, guess the following will the following be correct then..

the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which have sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights

Could you also let us know the right usages of with apart from the you mentioned..
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Sachin9 wrote:
jumsumtak wrote:
Sachin9 wrote:
Apart from 'sufficient enough' which is redundant, is there any other issue in B?

yea.

use of 'with' is unwarranted. You should use 'which' when you are presenting a non-essential information.

'with' is generally used when you want to use the modifier as well or show the modifier plays an important role.

see this question: the-javelin-has-a-sharp-point-which-is-more-obviously-137306.html

look at option B and E.
E means, because the javelin has a sharp point it is dangerous.
B means javelin has a sharp point AND it is dangerous. (states 2 facts about javelin without connecting them)

Thanks mate, guess the following will the following be correct then..

the shuttle and earlier spacecraft, which have sufficient enough power in fuel cells and batteries for their short flights

Could you also let us know the right usages of with apart from the you mentioned..

'with' is pretty versatile. It can modify the preceding noun or the whole clause. It is important to see the context in which it is used. (like we discussed above)
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05 May 2013, 02:45
Excuse my obvious question. I want to make sure I understand which statements.

In the correct answer choice sentence, "Unlike the flights of the shuttle and earlier aircraft, which were capable of carrying..."

"Which" refers to "flights of the shuttle and earlier aircraft," or "shuttle and earlier aircraft," or "earlier aircraft?"

Basically, if a question asks, "Unlike x and y, which blah blah blah," can I understand that which refers to "x and y" rather than just "y?"
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