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16 Sep 2014, 02:01
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Forgetting is an act of willful repression, like amnesia, in which one is unaware of having forgotten,

A. like
B. whereas
C. similar to
D. unlike
E. apart from

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Forgetting is an act of willful repression, like amnesia, in which one is unaware of having forgotten,

A. like
B. whereas
C. similar to
D. unlike
E. apart from

This sentence contrasts an act of willful repression with a condition in which one is unaware of having forgotten. The contrast should be clear in the middle of the sentence, where amnesia is mentioned as an example of the second condition. Unlike correctly expresses this contrast.
1. Like does not suggest a contrast; its comparison of the two conditions is illogical here.
2. Whereas expresses contrast, but inserted into the underlined portion, it makes the sentence incomplete.
3. Similar to does not suggest needed contrast.
4. Unlike is correct in this sentence because it emphasizes the contrast between willful repression and amnesia.
5. Apart from does not make sense in this sentence.

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10 Oct 2015, 10:50
To the best of my understanding, template of unlike is: "Unlike Noun, Noun". Can we say Noun phrase (being unable to remember) can be used as Noun over here?
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13 Sep 2017, 18:48
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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. The sentence ends with a comma.
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09 Jan 2018, 13:01
The comma at the end makes whereas a viable option. Please correct this.
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09 Feb 2018, 00:47
I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. sentence is incomplete.
Option B can also be right option considering what comes after comma... GMAT never gives incomplete sentences -> i can bet .
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