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Unlike typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans, but the providers of flat-rate plans may decline to renew annual contracts if they deem monthly usage to be excessive.
(A) Unlike typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans
(B) Unlike with typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans
(C) Unlike the typical mobile phone contract, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use
(D) Unlike that of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans is not affected by the frequency of use
(E) Unlike with the monthly cost of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use
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New post 14 Jan 2011, 07:29
unlike that ( the cost) of the..., the cost... => D is correct.
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all others compare incorrectly...E is too wordy
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Because of wrong comparison eliminate A,B,C. Between options D and E, option D is more concise

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gmatpapa wrote:
Unlike typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans, but the providers of flat-rate plans may decline to renew annual contracts if they deem monthly usage to be excessive.
(A) Unlike typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans
(B) Unlike with typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans
(C) Unlike the typical mobile phone contract, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use
(D) Unlike that of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans is not affected by the frequency of use
(E) Unlike with the monthly cost of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use


Yeah D looks fine indeed.

E looked promising but that 'with' in unlike with was totally unnecessary

Damn you E

D is our best choice here guys

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gmatpapa wrote:
Unlike typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans, but the providers of flat-rate plans may decline to renew annual contracts if they deem monthly usage to be excessive.
(A) Unlike typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans
(B) Unlike with typical mobile phone contracts, the frequency of use does not affect the monthly cost of flat-rate plans
(C) Unlike the typical mobile phone contract, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use
(D) Unlike that of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans is not affected by the frequency of use
(E) Unlike with the monthly cost of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use


We want to compare the 'cost of flat-rate plans' with the 'cost of typical mobile phone'. Only D compares the cost.
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New post 13 Jul 2016, 09:57
Imo D for proper comparison.

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New post 13 Jul 2016, 10:03
Only D and E stand a chance comparison wise.

However, in E we have a problem of Subj- verb Agreement.

Unlike with the monthly cost of typical mobile phone contracts, the monthly cost of flat-rate plans are not affected by the frequency of use

SO D is correct.
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