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Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States is chosen in an election separate from that which determines the majority party in the legislative branch.

A. Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
B. Unlike the United Kingdom party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament and chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
C. Unlike that of the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the United States has a chief executive that
D. In comparison with the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
E. In the United Kingdom, the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, but in the United States the chief executive

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got it wrong myself.
selected D.
how come D is wrong?
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Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States is chosen in an election separate from that which determines the majority party in the legislative branch.

A. Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
B. Unlike the United Kingdom party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament and chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
C. Unlike that of the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the United States has a chief executive that
D. In comparison with the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
E. In the United Kingdom, the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, but in the United States the chief executive

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A - wrong comparision between UK and chief ....
B - wrong comparision between UK and chief ....
C - wrong comparision between chief and US ....
D - wrong comparision between UK and chief ....
E - ok, no comparision marker, independant clauses connected by BUT
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It tool me 1 min 14 sec to choose the correct answer.
Initially thought answer E not correct as we've both active and passive voice in the same sentence. However, when used POE all other seemed wrong because of wrong comparisons. Hence, chosen E.

My Learning : In a sentence, we can have both active and passive voice, but they must be in different clauses.


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Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States is chosen in an election separate from that which determines the majority party in the legislative branch.

A. Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
B. Unlike the United Kingdom party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament and chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
C. Unlike that of the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the United States has a chief executive that
D. In comparison with the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
E. In the United Kingdom, the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, but in the United States the chief executive

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New post 02 Sep 2012, 00:27
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got it wrong myself.
selected D.
how come D is wrong?


D is wrong be it is comparing "the United Kingdom" with "the chief executive".

Correct comparison will follow this structure: In comparison with the United Kingdom, ..................., the United States..................

D. In comparison with the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
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Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States is chosen in an election separate from that which determines the majority party in the legislative branch.

A. Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
- Incorrect. Comparison between [the UK] and [the chief executive in the US]

B. Unlike the United Kingdom party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament and chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
- Incorrect. Comparison between [the UK party] and [the chief executive in the US]

C. Unlike that of the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the United States has a chief executive that
- Incorrect. Comparison between [THAT OF the UK party] and [the US]

D. In comparison with the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, the chief executive in the United States
- Incorrect. Comparison between [the UK] and [the chief executive in the US]

E. In the United Kingdom, the party that wins a majority of seats in Parliament chooses the head of the government, but in the United States the chief executive
- Correct

Key here is to understand what is being compared. In the correct A/C (E), the UK is logically & correctly being compared to the US.

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