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# Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organize

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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

Originally posted by swath20 on 17 Apr 2005, 09:03.
Last edited by Bunuel on 16 Sep 2018, 02:07, edited 1 time in total.
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17 Apr 2005, 10:04
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it is between B and E (apples to apples)

E is out because appear should be followed by an infinitive.

B should be it
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17 Apr 2005, 16:18
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A,C,D are out.
B and E, both, use the proper form of comparision but in E the idiom, reluctant about, is not correct. it should be reluctant to as in B. So go with B.
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17 Apr 2005, 16:28
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B) as well...compares japanese unions to those (unions) in the states and the idiom is "reluctant to"
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17 Apr 2005, 22:46
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(A) Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organize
- bad comparision. Compares country to union.

(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

Between (B) and (C), i prefer (B).

In (B),
Unlike those (unions) in U.S, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organize lower-paid workers

In (C)
In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant to organize
The last part 'unions appear reluctant to organize' should stick close to Japan.

B it is.
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18 Apr 2005, 08:43
"B" but wud have gone with "C" if it were something like "
In Japan, unlike in the United States, unions appear reluctant to organize
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18 Oct 2013, 05:44
ywilfred wrote:
(A) Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organize
- bad comparision. Compares country to union.

(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

Between (B) and (C), i prefer (B).

In (B),
Unlike those (unions) in U.S, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organize lower-paid workers

In (C)
In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant to organize
The last part 'unions appear reluctant to organize' should stick close to Japan.

B it is.

Hi there @Wilfred,
But how do we knoe that "those" in answer choice C does not refer to Japanese unions all together instead of just unions?
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04 Jan 2015, 03:17
Hi there,
But how do we knoe that "those" in answer choice C does not refer to Japanese unions all together instead of just unions?

I thought those is referring to Japanese Unions since that is the subject.. Looks like the questions is not reliable...??? Any comments from the experts will be helpful....

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18 Feb 2016, 23:41
For parallelism, I discovered a pretty nice hack. Just remove one part and try the other.

Since there is so much doubt about (C), lets look at it this way:

blah blah... United States, the Union... blah blah blah (This looks definitely wrong)

blah blah.... In United States, the union... blah blah (Yup)

So C needed an in.
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18 Feb 2016, 23:56
actually the comparison is between unions of two countries who either reluctant or not to organize low paid workers.
C is wrong because the comparison is between two countries while the non-underline part says something about unions who organize low paid workers...so it must be United states Union.
B is perfect-->its more about clear meaning
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03 Jul 2016, 04:36
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(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant to organize

if you remove comma,
In Japan, unions appear reluctant to organize lower-paid workers.

What am I missing?
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paidlukkha wrote:
ywilfred

(C) In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant to organize

if you remove comma,
In Japan, unions appear reluctant to organize lower-paid workers.

What am I missing?

Whats is your query exactly? Are you trying to find the problem in option C? If that is the case then following is my response:

"In Japan" should be parallel to "in Unted States", not just "United States". Therefore C is wrong. Moreover in that case like/ unlike would not be appropriate; connectors such as "as/in contrary" would be required.
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16 Sep 2018, 01:10
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