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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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20 Jul 2010, 02:54
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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 to organize
(D) Japanese unions, unlike the United States, appear reluctant to organize
(E) Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant about organizing

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Re: Unlike the United States [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2010, 04:29
Ground rule: Compare like with like. So we need to compare either Japan and United States or Japanese Unions and US unions. So only choice B and C are our likely choices. However, C has an error. It does not have the parallel word "In". It would be correct if it was "In Japan, unlike in the United States".

B does not have an error. Correct parallelism and correct comparison. Therefore, B.
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20 Jul 2010, 05:22
IMO B

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

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

(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant to organize
misses the "in" to compare similar things

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

(E) Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant about organizing
Illogical comparison
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Re: Unlike the United States [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2010, 09:33
If option "B" was written in this way, this would have been more clear

B. Unlike those in the United States, unions in Japan appear reluctant to organize

Any how, I thought option B is wrongly modified so I chose E. But yes "B" is okk, btw what is worng in E. The comparison is ok in mhy opinion. Is reluctant about the only issue in E?
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Re: Unlike the United States [#permalink]

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20 Jul 2010, 09:52
@Hussain......i also think that comparison is ok in E.....only problem was use of "reluctant about" in E so i choose B....i think "reluctant to" is the correct idiom

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