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# Unlike the United Kingdom, where the party that wins a

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01 Sep 2012, 12:22
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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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01 Sep 2012, 16:49
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got it wrong myself.
selected D.
how come D is wrong?
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01 Sep 2012, 23:04
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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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02 Sep 2012, 00:20
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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.

qweert wrote:
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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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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Updated on: 02 Feb 2019, 10:18
qweert wrote:
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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Since the underlined portion of the sentence contains the comparison word unlike, check whether the items compared are alike. In this case, United Kingdom is incorrectly compared to chief executive. This is a comparison error, so eliminate choice A and look for any obvious repeaters. Choice D is an obvious repeater because it also compares United Kingdom and chief executive, so eliminate choice D. Now evaluate the remaining answer choices individually, looking for reasons to eliminate each.

Choice B incorrectly compares United Kingdom party with chief executive, so eliminate choice B. Choice C incorrectly compares that of the United Kingdom with the United States, and it is unclear what the pronoun that refers to, so eliminate choice C. Choice E eliminates the comparison error in the original sentence by rewriting the sentence to parallel in the United Kingdom to in the United States, and introduces no new errors, so keep choice E.

Choice A: No. United Kingdom is incorrectly compared to chief executive. Comparison.

Choice B: No. United Kingdom Party is incorrectly compared to chief executive. Comparison.

Choice C: No. That of the United Kingdom is incorrectly compared to United States. Comparison.

Choice D: No. United Kingdom is incorrectly compared to chief executive. Comparison.

Choice E: Correct
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02 Feb 2019, 10:08
qweert wrote:
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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The sentence is comparing 2 things:
2 countries, the UK and the US
how member is chosen as a head of the government

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
UK compared to Chief executive -> Illogical comparison

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
UK party compared to Chief executive -> Illogical comparison

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
What is that here referring to ?? -> Illogical comparison

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
What is been compared here ?? Illogical comparison

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
UK compared to US -> Correct comparison
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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.

1. Unlike X, Y ... other comparisons
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
Wrong comparison of "United Kingdom" to "chief executive"
Also, I think that preposition "in" should be "of 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
Wrong comparison again

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
"that" assumed to be chief executive is being compared with "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
Again, wrong comparison of "chief executive" to the "United Kingdom"

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
Fixes the issue by removing the comparison and using subordinate conjunction "but." Also uses the preposition "in" correctly.
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