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# Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant

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Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant [#permalink]

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03 Feb 2007, 09:03
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Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to organize lower-paid workers.

(A) Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to
organize

(B) Unlike those in the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to
organize

(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant about
organizing

(D) Japanese unions, unlike the United States, appear reluctant to
organize

(E) Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant

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Re: SC - Japanese Unions [#permalink]

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03 Feb 2007, 09:08
oraluzal@yahoo.com wrote:
Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to organize lower-paid workers.

(A) Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to
organize

(B) Unlike those in the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to
organize

(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant about
organizing

(D) Japanese unions, unlike the United States, appear reluctant to
organize

(E) Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant

B --> Unlike those required, since we are talking abt Unions not US in general. Reluctant to is idiomatic. The subject is Japanese Unions.

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Re: SC - Japanese Unions [#permalink]

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03 Feb 2007, 09:11
oraluzal@yahoo.com wrote:
Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to organize lower-paid workers.

(A) Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to
organize

(B) Unlike those in the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to
organize

(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant about
organizing

(D) Japanese unions, unlike the United States, appear reluctant to
organize

(E) Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant

Reluctant to 'X' is the correct idiom. AMong A, B and D, B performs the comparison correctly.

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04 Feb 2007, 00:08
B and E are close. But B appears more appropiate because of idiomatic use and conciseness!

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04 Feb 2007, 00:23
reluctant to organize better than reluctant about organizing - rules out C,E

A,D make improper comparisons

B

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07 Feb 2007, 05:41
Effectively, OG-11 gives the answer B.
A, C, D, E rule out because of comparison and use of idiom "reluctant to".
But I have one question :
In B, when we say : "Unlike those in the United States, Japanese unions...", doesn't it sound as if "Unlike the Japanese Unions in the United States, Japanese Unions..." ???

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07 Feb 2007, 07:55
I am a non-native speaker and for me answer choice B sounds very good, better, than other answer choices. In both parts Unions are compared, not countries.
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08 Feb 2007, 09:42
eokhonko wrote:
I am a non-native speaker and for me answer choice B sounds very good, better, than other answer choices. In both parts Unions are compared, not countries.

Yes, eokhonko, I agree 100% that other alternatives (A, C, D, E) contain error of comparison of idiom. But there is not a strange meaning as I mentioned above ?

Really I need help from a native speaker

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10 Feb 2007, 15:49
B for me too!

Was between B and E; however E uses the unidiomatic term, it should use "to organize..."

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13 Feb 2007, 05:53
prude_sb wrote:
reluctant to organize better than reluctant about organizing

Also for B

But why is reluctant to organize better than reluctant about organizing

I'm non-native speaker

Thanks

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Re: SC - Japanese Unions [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2007, 09:05
oraluzal@yahoo.com wrote:
Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to organize lower-paid workers.

(A) Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear, reluctant to
organize

(B) Unlike those in the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to
organize

(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant about
organizing

(D) Japanese unions, unlike the United States, appear reluctant to
organize

(E) Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant

I concur.

Unlike those (unions) in the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organize....

where "reluctant to" is the idiom, not reluctant about.

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Re: SC - Japanese Unions [#permalink]

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22 Jun 2007, 09:55
Will go with B.
Proper comparison. Proper Idiom Reluctant to.

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Re: SC - Japanese Unions   [#permalink] 22 Jun 2007, 09:55
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