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Unlike the widespread recognition Charles Darwin has received for his theory of evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace, who independently discovered the theory, is mostly unknown among the populace.

A. Unlike the widespread recognition Charles Darwin has received for his theory of evolution,
B. Unlike Charles Darwin, who has received widespread recognition for his theory of evolution,
C. Unlike the widespread recognition achieved by Charles Darwin for this theory of evolution,
D. Unlike Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, which received widespread recognition,
E. Unlike Charles Darwin’s widespread theory of evolution, for which he received recognition,
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Unlike the widespread recognition Charles Darwin has received for his theory of evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace, who independently discovered the theory, is mostly unknown among the populace.

A. Unlike the widespread recognition Charles Darwin has received for his theory of evolution,
B. Unlike Charles Darwin, who has received widespread recognition for his theory of evolution,
C. Unlike the widespread recognition achieved by Charles Darwin for this theory of evolution,
D. Unlike Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, which received widespread recognition,
E. Unlike Charles Darwin’s widespread theory of evolution, for which he received recognition,

Dear SajjadAhmad,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

First of all, notice that there is some discrepancy between what's underlined in the prompt and what is contained in the answer choices. I suspect that the underlining needs to be different in the prompt.

Basically, we have "unlike X, Alfred Russel Wallace." X has to be another person, so that we are comparing like to like. It took me less than 5 seconds to scan down the answer choices to see that only (B) works. This is way too easy.

This question would appropriate for a non-native speaker or other beginner simply was not ready for the challenge of the official questions. As low level practice, I could see that this question might have value. As something that would prepare you for the GMAT itself, this question is worthless.

I will say that it is true that Charles Darwin gets a LOT of credit, and Alfred Russel Wallace gets far less than he deserves.

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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