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# Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fai

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Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States limits golf generally to the non-winter months.

A Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States
B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
C Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the northern United States’ snow
D Unlike the fair weather’s golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
E Unlike the golfers in the southern United States that can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States

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08 Jul 2015, 13:03
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Unlike X , Y is the pair where x and y should be comparable.

Option B is correct.
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Subanta wrote:
Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States limits golf generally to the non-winter months.

A Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States
B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
C Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the northern United States’ snow
D Unlike the fair weather’s golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
E Unlike the golfers in the southern United States that can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States

This is a parallelism question, "unlike X, Y" where X and Y should be parallel and comparable. These are highlighted in the sentence options above.

Only option B compares fair weather to snow. All other comparisons are illogical.

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17 Dec 2015, 06:01
Subanta wrote:
Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States limits golf generally to the non-winter months.

A Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States
B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
C Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the northern United States’ snow
D Unlike the fair weather’s golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
E Unlike the golfers in the southern United States that can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States

the question is testing parallelism..just do a quick check to make sure that the two items compared are parallel.

A Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States - south vs snow INCORRECT
B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S. - fair weather vs snow
C Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the northern United States’ snow - southern US vs northern US's snow INCORRECT
D Unlike the fair weather’s golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S. - fair weather’s golfers vs snow INCORRECT
E Unlike the golfers in the southern United States that can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United - golfers vs snow INCORRECT

My choice - B
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B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.

The problem with improper punctuation renders the meaning way off in choice B. There has to be a comma after weather, to make the following clause a modifier. Otherwise, it may be misconstrued as ‘fair weather golfers’ vs ‘snow’.
The correct version would be < B Unlike the fair weather, golfers can usually enjoy year-round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.>
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17 Dec 2015, 09:42
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Subanta wrote:
Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States limits golf generally to the non-winter months.
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this sentence tests parallelism.

Let's understand the meaning first:
Southern US is different from Northern US.
in Southern US, golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round
in Northern US, the snow limits golf generally to the non-winter months.

Ok, so we need to compare either S to N, or weather in S with weather in N.

A Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States
this one compares S with the weather in N. incorrect.

B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
this one compares weather in S with weather in N - looks good.

C Unlike the southern United States, where golfers can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the northern United States’ snow
this one compares S with snow in N. incorrect.

D Unlike the fair weather’s golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
fair weather's golfers - oh my god, what is this? B looks much better than this one.

E Unlike the golfers in the southern United States that can usually enjoy fair weather year round, the snow in the northern United States
compares golfers with the snow. moreover, pronoun that is used to modify golfers. it is incorrect. to modify people, we need who/whom/whose. thus, incorrect.

B so far is the best answer.
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17 Dec 2015, 09:44
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B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.

The problem with improper punctuation renders the meaning way off in choice B. There has to be a comma after weather, to make the following clause a modifier. Otherwise, it may be misconstrued as ‘fair weather golfers’ vs ‘snow’.
The correct version would be < B Unlike the fair weather, golfers can usually enjoy year-round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.>

Mate, I disagree here with you. if we put comma, then the comparison is between fair weather and golfers.
more appropriate would be a pronoun modifier. Nevertheless, without it, it is still correct.
the weather golfers enjoy -> golfers enjoy serves as a modifier that describes weather. so it is perfectly fine.
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02 Jun 2016, 06:33
B is the right answer as it compares fair weather in Southern US with Snow in Northern US.
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25 Apr 2017, 22:28
daagh wrote:
B Unlike the fair weather golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.

The problem with improper punctuation renders the meaning way off in choice B. There has to be a comma after weather, to make the following clause a modifier. Otherwise, it may be misconstrued as ‘fair weather golfers’ vs ‘snow’.
The correct version would be < B Unlike the fair weather, golfers can usually enjoy year-round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.>

Hello daagh sir,

I mirror that thought.

Will 'that' suffice?

Unlike the fair weather that golfers can usually enjoy year round in the southern United States, the snow in the northern U.S.
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