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# Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #2

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04 Jun 2015, 04:54
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Each of these options features an introduction phrase concerning its modern-day status, and our pronoun check reveals that its means lobotomy’s: good. So lobotomy has a modern-day status, and it also had an initial status, and it would be legitimate, i.e. logical, to compare those two statuses (or, if we preferred, to compare a modern-day lobotomy to an early one or to some other procedure – perfectly valid to compare a procedure to a procedure). What would be illegitimate is what would be illogical: comparing lobotomy’s modern-day status to lobotomy itself – which is exactly the mistake answer choice (A) makes. Choice (D) arguably “tries” to remedy this problem by comparing status to that (where that is a pronoun representing status), but it soon runs up against another problem, as it winds up saying then that the status was hailed as a revolutionary technique – illogical in a new way, since a status could never be a revolutionary technique; it’s lobotomy that’s the technique. Choice (E) commits the same error. By employing the Despite... construction, choices (B) and (C) deftly avoid the comparison quagmire, but (B) later bombs with its improper use of a semicolon and its implication that lobotomy itself won the Nobel Prize (would make for a lame acceptance speech). (C) it is – proper semicolon usage and no comparison blunders.

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Got a problem with C. It uses a semi colon and you will notice no mention of lobotomy but only the word "procedure". We use semi colon only when both parts are completely sufficient in information. Here which procedure we are talking about is not mentioned. So how can C be correct?
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29 Feb 2016, 09:48
I agree with the OE but still not convinced regarding one aspect.
Here were comparing status of lobotomy in past and present highlighting its contrast.
If we say

Unlike/In contrast to its present status its past status was something different. This is our context right?

but if we say Despite its present status, its past status was sth different. Does it properly makes sense?
How does its present status affect its past status.
I really feel that word despite is not preferred compared to unlike/in contrast to or something else.

See definition in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Quote:
despite:
Without being affected by; in spite of:
he remains a great leader despite age and infirmity

MORE EXAMPLE SENTENCES
1Contemptuous treatment or behaviour; outrage:
the despite done by him to the holy relics

MORE EXAMPLE SENTENCES
2Contempt; disdain:
the theatre only earns my despite
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07 Jul 2017, 18:15
Despite and in contrast to are used as comparisons...but are there specific situations where either would be used? In this question, it feels like either would be right - is this correct?
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25 Jul 2017, 05:50
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Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

- "Lobotomy's modern day status" is compared to "Lobotomy" - This is an illogical comparison. You can compare "Lobotomy's modern day status" Vs. "Lobotomy's initial status" or "Lobotomy" as a process vs some other process to make this as a logical comparison. Hence, A is out

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

- This option resolves the illogical comparison issue, however, there are other two errors in this. First is incorrect usage of "semicolon" and the second part of the sentence where it says Lobotomy got the Nobel price, which again does not makes sense. Hence. B is Out.

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

- CORRECT - This option resolves the illogical comparison issue and other errors mentioned in other options.

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

- In this option, the illogical comparison problem is fixed by comparing "Lobotomy's modern day status" Vs. "Lobotomy's initial status". However, now there is another error in this, wherein the "Lobotomy's initial status" was hailed as a revolutionary technique, which does not make sense, it should be Lobotomy which was hailed as a revolutionary technique and not its status. So D is Out

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

- Same problem as D - In this option, the illogical comparison problem is fixed by comparing "Lobotomy's modern day status" Vs. "Lobotomy's initial status". However, now there is another error in this, wherein the "Lobotomy's initial status" was hailed as a revolutionary technique, which does not make sense, it should be Lobotomy which was hailed as a revolutionary technique and not its status. So E is Out

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Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was - problem : Unlike X, Y; but here Y is not comparable to X; for instance lobotomy is compared to its status not another procedure. So, wrong

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was - problem : /eGs Moniz along with lobotomy was not the issue. Garbled meaning. Wrong.

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was - CORRECT: lobotomy = ITS; semi colon (for changing the sentence) followed by Egaz Moniz's achievement whcih fits back into the sentence

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was : problem - Unlike...that of (what of?)...such that..so much awkwardness in the sentence. Not correct, obviously

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was - roblem - 'status of...change' --> how is this even possible? Comparison is wrong. So, incorrect
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02 May 2018, 01:20
In contrast to ..... As ... Wrong

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Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

I think this question is inaccurate and wouldn't ever be on the GMAT.

The OA (c) Implies illogically that the lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary technique DESPITE its modern-day status. This is only possible if you assume that time travel exists. The GMAT dosent.

Am I the only one seeing this? can somebody please shed some light on how this is, nevertheless, correct?
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