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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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E seems correct

Logically its structured better than A. All other answers are definitely structured poorly.

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A. Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken [Correct Parallel usage – hold it]
B. Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken [Spices and in using spices are compared – eliminate it]

C. Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done [Enticing – Cooking vs taking spices compared – not parallel – eliminate it]

D. In cooking, small quantities spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken [ unlike is preferred over whereas for concise reasons – eliminate it]

E. In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities, whereas in medicinal usage they are taken [ unlike is preferred over whereas for concise reasons – eliminate it]

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E seems wrong because "usage of spices" is compared with "spices are taken" violating parallelism.
A also seems to have incorrect parallel usage.

I would go for C.

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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 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


D [for me]

B and C sound awkward, but I don know how to discribe that bad! :lol:
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D works best (ps. I got this one wrong first time from SC1000).
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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 <-- spices are being compared to medicinal usage incorrectly.

B. Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken <-- Spices is compared with using incorrectly

C. Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done <-- like/unlike is used to compare nouns not verbs. As should be used here.

D. In cooking, small quantities 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 <-- extremely awkward + passive voice, with an ambiguous "they".

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"Small quantities spices"
Where is the preposition ?

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"Small quantities spices"
Where is the preposition ?


I have the same question. Can someone explain why "Small quantities spices" is correct?

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It is indeed typo.

It should be "In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken". Sorry.

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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.

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D.

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C. Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done <-- like/unlike is used to compare nouns not verbs. As should be used here.


C is simply making a wrong comparison. You can use like or unlike to compare gerunds.

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A. Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken // Unlike X, Y-both X and Y should be parallel. “using spices” is not parallel to in medicinal usage.

B. Unlike spices that are used in cooking, in using spices for medicine, they are taken // Same problem as in A. spices is not parallel to prep phrase using spices.

C. Unlike cooking with spices, taking spices for medicinal use is done// cooking and taking don’t need to be made parallel – we need to make cooking and medicinal usage parallel.

D. In cooking, small quantities of spices are used, whereas in medicinal usage spices are taken // In X , whereas in Y : both X and Y should be parallel. prep phrases “in cooking” and “in medicinal usage” are parallel Correct Answer.

E. In cooking, the usage of spices is in small quantities, whereas in medicinal usage they are taken.// This is a contender – standard usage is noun followed by a verb. In this case:
usage of spices is in small quantities is incorrect; “they” lacks a clear referent.


FYI this is a GMAT Prep question and the correct answer indeed is D

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FYI this is a GMAT Prep question OA is D

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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treast 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:
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In D, how could "small quantities" and "spices" be parallel?

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I think it's like this :

in cooking, small quantities of spices is used (passive voice construction); in medicinal usage, spices are taken (passive voice construction).
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D -- the idiom is -- IN [X]...Whereas..IN [Y]

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I think it's like this :

in cooking, small quantities of spices is used (passive voice construction); in medicinal usage, spices are taken (passive voice construction).


Yes, that was the answer of Ron Purewal. However, I don't find it convincing. All the GMAT books say that the nature of both elements must be the same. But in this case, quantities and spices are not the same.

I hate this kind of excepctions in the GMAT :x
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I see, could you please let me know where has Ron said so ? Do you have the full explanation ?
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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treast 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:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
In D, how could "small quantities" and "spices" be parallel?


I was down to C and D. Other options use a misleading "they" ...
Well I chose D, because I didnt like the bolded part in C.

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Unlike using spices for cooking, in medicinal usage they are taken in large quantities in order to treast 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:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
In D, how could "small quantities" and "spices" be parallel?


Hi Metallicafan,
I can understand your frustration, I have also undergone this:) Infact GMAT is 99% robust on rules/grammar, but YES there are exceptions..ex :usage of 'verb' do.

A, B and C are wrong : usage of unlike ; the comparison is wrong in each of the three.
E : changes the intended meaning .
D . yes not a perfect sentence , but there are glaring errors in the rest 4. In cooking "comma" ... XXXX "comma" "whereas" correctly used..... in medical usage.. XXXXX
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