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# Unlike the United States, where farmers can usually depend

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16 Apr 2017, 23:22
Thanks a lot GMATNinjaTwo.

Sorry to modify the original choice, but I did so to clear my doubt. If choice C is as below, would it be correct?

Unlike those of the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, Sri Lanka's rains

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17 Apr 2017, 07:32
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If choice C is as below, would it be correct?
Unlike those of the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, Sri Lanka's rains

AR15J, yes, that would be okay because it compares Sri Lanka's rains to those of the United States. Thanks for catching the mistake with the original post!

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13 May 2017, 14:00
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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06 Jun 2017, 17:07
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Unlike the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long , the rains in most parts of Sri Lanka are concentrated in the monsoon months, June to September, and the skies are generally clear for the rest of the year.
(A) Unlike the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, the rains in
most parts of Sri Lanka
(B) Unlike the United States farmers who can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, the rains in
most parts of Sri Lanka
(C) Unlike those of the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long,
most parts of Sri Lanka's rains
(D) In comparison with the United States, whose farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long,
the rains in most parts of Sri Lanka
(E) In the United States, farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, but in most parts of Sri
Lanka the rains

(A) Unlike the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, the rains in
most parts of Sri Lanka
(B) Unlike the United States farmers who can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, the rains in
most parts of Sri Lanka
(C) Unlike those of the United States, where farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long,
most parts of Sri Lanka's rains
(D) In comparison with the United States, whose farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long,
the rains in most parts of Sri Lanka
(E) In the United States, farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, but in most parts of Sri
Lanka the rains
Correct. Hence, Ans is E.
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07 Jun 2017, 09:16
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When one knows that something is a comparison question with the spotting of the comparison marker word, the reflex action should be to verify whether the word that lies next to the comparator is both logically and structurally parallel to the compared thing in the other arm. By this single test, one may dislodge choice A through D in this topic. Although this question per se looks somewhat tricky, one can now make bold to mark the remaining choice as correct, provided of course he or she has acquired a good level of confidence about comparisons through deep practice.
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08 Jun 2017, 01:17
Imo E
Correctly establish comparison
All other choices compares farmers with rains or united states states with rains

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23 Aug 2017, 03:04
E is Correct - The sentence uses two independent clauses to make the comparison. The first clause describes conditions in the United States, and the second clause describes conditions in Sri Lanka. The comparison is clear and logical.
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24 Sep 2017, 02:30
(D) In comparison with the United States, whose farmers can usually depend on rain or snow all year long, the rains in most parts of Sri Lanka

Apart from the comparison error (US is compared to Rains), do we also have Pronoun Error?

Whose is used for people. Here it refers to United States?

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