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# Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay

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Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

(A) Unlike water, which is complimentary
(B) Besides water, which is offered free of charge
(C) Unless the drink is water, which is complimentary
(D) Not like water, which is offered free of charge
(E) With water being the only exception
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08 Sep 2015, 12:35
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arhumsid wrote:
svijayaug12 wrote:
Hi All,

I was able to clearly eliminate option choice (A), (B), (D).

Can you plz share, How did you eliminate B ?
I eliminated E because it was awkwardly worded with a wrong usage of 'Being'.

arhumsid

First understand the meaning. here the intention is to present something contrasting. what is the contrast?

Although water is free, other beverages are not and passengers have to pay or those.

B says:

Besides water, which is offered free of charge, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

Now besides means "in addition to". So this sentece means that in addition to water, passengers will need to pay for beverages. So in essence this sentence means that passengers will need to pay for both water and other beverages. But we area also given that water is complimentary. So using besides will contradict the meaning of the sentence.

Hope it helps.
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08 Sep 2015, 09:36
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Good Question...

Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

(A) Unlike water, which is complimentary : Comparing water to Passengers (Wrong comparison)
(B) Besides water, which is offered free of charge : Besides water is modifying All passengers (wrong )
(C) Unless the drink is water, which is complimentary : here we have a Dependent clause and then an IC (Correct)
(D) Not like water, which is offered free of charge : Comparing water to Passengers (Wrong comparison)
(E) With water being the only exception : Modifying All passengers (Wrong)
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08 Sep 2015, 08:24
Hi All,

I was able to clearly eliminate option choice (A), (B), (D).

But I am stuck between answer choice (C) and (E).

Can anybody help explain the OA?

svijayaug12 wrote:
Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

(A) Unlike water, which is complimentary
(B) Besides water, which is offered free of charge
(C) Unless the drink is water, which is complimentary
(D) Not like water, which is offered free of charge
(E) With water being the only exception
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08 Sep 2015, 09:01
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svijayaug12 wrote:
Hi All,

I was able to clearly eliminate option choice (A), (B), (D).

But I am stuck between answer choice (C) and (E).

Can anybody help explain the OA?

svijayaug12 wrote:
Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

(A) Unlike water, which is complimentary
(B) Besides water, which is offered free of charge
(C) Unless the drink is water, which is complimentary
(D) Not like water, which is offered free of charge
(E) With water being the only exception

I picked E also.

I guess the reason that E is incorrect is because E changes the meaning? It omits the part about water being complimentary, although one could argue that it is implied by the main clause.

Also in E, "exception" is too far from "beverages". I think E would be correct if it went like "With water being the only exception, beverages require [...]"
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08 Sep 2015, 09:10
svijayaug12 wrote:
Hi All,

I was able to clearly eliminate option choice (A), (B), (D).

Can you plz share, How did you eliminate B ?
I eliminated E because it was awkwardly worded with a wrong usage of 'Being'.
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24 Nov 2015, 04:36
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svijayaug12 wrote:
Hi All,

I was able to clearly eliminate option choice (A), (B), (D).

But I am stuck between answer choice (C) and (E).

Can anybody help explain the OA?

svijayaug12 wrote:
Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

(A) Unlike water, which is complimentary
(B) Besides water, which is offered free of charge
(C) Unless the drink is water, which is complimentary
(D) Not like water, which is offered free of charge
(E) With water being the only exception

The imp. point in comparison questions is that the comparison must be logical and unambiguous. Between, C and E, E has some ambiguity. It seems that E says, that Water did not need to pay money, all other needed to pay. So, water = people? Therefore, ANS = C.
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02 Apr 2018, 00:19
svijayaug12 wrote:
Unlike water, which is complimentary, all passengers will need to pay cash for beverages during the transoceanic flight.

(A) Unlike water, which is complimentary
(B) Besides water, which is offered free of charge
(C) Unless the drink is water, which is complimentary
(D) Not like water, which is offered free of charge
(E) With water being the only exception

Imo C

This is a very good question so let just get on with the analysis .

A is wrong as this choice is comparing Water to passengers which is not the idea that the sentence wants to convey.
B Again B is wrong as Besides water, which is offered free of charge there will be something else that has come in the sentence .
C Correct
D Again something should come in the sentence to have correct parallelism with Not like water .
E This choice is wrong for using being also contrast is not correct .
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27 Feb 2019, 00:34
B is wrong because it alters the meaning of the sentence. ‘Besides’ implies ‘in addition to’. A and D compare ‘water’ to ‘passengers’. Option E is modifying ‘the passengers’, which is incorrect.
C is the right answer.
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