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# Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in

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24 Nov 2011, 01:59
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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treast particular maladies

Unlike compares similar nouns and noun-phrases.

a) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken

using spices for cooking
should be compared with
using spices for preparing medicines

b) Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken
Unlike spices
should be compared with
another spices or spice like things.

c) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done
same as A.

d) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken
Parallel usage:
In cooking; in medicinal usage
spices are used; spices are taken
and "whereas" conveys the intended contrast properly.

Correct.

e) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities, whereas in medicinal usage they are taken
Looks like usage is in small quantities and not the spices.

My question is:
In D, how could "small quantities" and "spices" be parallel?

Even I have the same question

In D, how could "small quantities" and "spices" be parallel?
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06 Dec 2011, 21:16
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42. Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treat particular maladies.

A) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken
B) unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken
C) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done
D) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken
E) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities, whereas in medicinal usage they are taken
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06 Dec 2011, 23:19
1+ D, for maintaining the ||ism.
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07 Dec 2011, 04:50
A,b,c donot clearly bring the comparison out which D does..

E is too wordier for me
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11 Dec 2011, 21:51
Initially marked C

but now i will go with D
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12 Dec 2011, 01:03
Could you tell me the reason why C is not the right answer, what is the Grammatical explanation.
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12 Dec 2011, 07:27
D has to be the correct answer. It is the only one which maintains proper parallelism. E is wordier.
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Could you tell me the reason why C is not the right answer, what is the Grammatical explanation.

Comparison is with the quantities of spice that is used in cooking and medicine. C doesn't given any information on quantity of spices used in cooking.
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Could you tell me the reason why C is not the right answer, what is the Grammatical explanation.

the only reason is that,,in C. Cooking is compared with taking spices for medicinal use so it's incorrect comparison
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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treat particular maladies.

A) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken
B) unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken
C) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done
D) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken
E) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities, whereas in medicinal usage they are taken
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27 Dec 2013, 12:32
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OA is D.

My take:
A.- out, unlike is for comparing nouns, not clauses
B.- out, compares spices with in using spices
C.- same as A
D.- u got it
E.- the usage is in small quantities sounds very bad; also they has no antecedent.

Everybody agree?

This helps a lot. I did not know that "unlike" had the same rules as "like". (Hopefully) Never making this mistake again.
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Explanation for D over C is given here:http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/unlike-using-spices-for-cooking-in-medicinal-usage-t1062-15.html
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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treat particular maladies

a) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken

b) Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken

c) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done

d) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken

e) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities,whereas in medicinal usage they are taken

Please post the question entirely. The option D) is missing "of " in the version which is posted and that is why I rejected the option D) .

I copied the version of the question from : http://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/forum ... t1062.html
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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treat particular maladies

a) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken

b) Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken

c) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done

d) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken

e) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities, whereas in medicinal usage they are taken

My question is:
In D, how could "small quantities" and "spices" be parallel?

My 2 cents --

Like/instead of - Used to compare nouns

As - Used to compare actions.

Since above statements represent actions, Like can't be used. A,B,C Out.

D/E - Avoid pronouns where ever necessary. Usage of 'Spices' is better than pronoun 'They'. So 'D'.
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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treat particular maladies

(A) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken

(B) Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken

(C) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done

(D) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken

(E) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities,whereas in medicinal usage they are taken

choice e literally says that the usage of spices is 'in small quantities', which is not the proper message. this could mean that you don't use spices very often, but, when you do, you dump 14 kilos of allspice and 12 kilos of paprika in your pan.

the sentence needs to convey the message that the spices are the things of which quantities are small. choice d conveys this message well.

one could say that d isn't 100% parallel, but it's definitely more parallel than the other choices: in cooking, (noun) is used (passive voice construction); in medicinal usage, (noun) are taken (passive voice construction).
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Skywalker18 wrote:

one could say that d isn't 100% parallel, but it's definitely more parallel than the other choices: in cooking, (noun) is used (passive voice construction); in medicinal usage, (noun) are taken (passive voice construction).

Hello Skywalker18,

You have presented an excellent analysis of Choices D and E. Very well expressed. Keep up the good work of helping the community with such insightful posts.

The point about parallelism that you have raised in your post is quite valid.

The thing to note about the correct answer choice D is that it uses the contrast word whereas that does not strictly act as a parallel marker. Yes, it should be followed by a clause that we do see in Choice D.

Moreover, both the clauses on both sides of whereas are in passive voice. Yes, the subjects of these two clauses are not the same. But still the two clauses present the intended contrast correctly.

Hope this helps.
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quiet888 wrote:
Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treat particular maladies

(A) Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken

(B) Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken

(C) Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done

(D) In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken

(E) In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities,whereas in medicinal usage they are taken

it takes me a long time to find an error in choice C. I dont know weather I can do so in the test room

"taking is done in large quantities" is not logic .

"learning gmat is done in large quantities" is not logic.

sometime, the logic of gmat is very subtle though very basic.
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