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We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy,

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We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and they
were uninterested to make new friends.









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We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and untinterested to make new friends




My question is, why not:

We were dismayed to learn that out neighbors were untidy and disagreeable, and that they were uninterested to make new friends.

i feel untidy /disagreeable fit better as one component, and "uninterested to make new friends" another component, instead of breaking them up into 3 components.
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New post 24 Oct 2011, 21:26
pinchharmonic wrote:
My question is, why not:

We were dismayed to learn that out neighbors were untidy and disagreeable, and that they were uninterested to make new friends.

i feel untidy /disagreeable fit better as one component, and "uninterested to make new friends" another component, instead of breaking them up into 3 components.


There is nothing wrong with your version as well.

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crick20002002 wrote:
pinchharmonic wrote:
My question is, why not:

We were dismayed to learn that out neighbors were untidy and disagreeable, and that they were uninterested to make new friends.

i feel untidy /disagreeable fit better as one component, and "uninterested to make new friends" another component, instead of breaking them up into 3 components.


There is nothing wrong with your version as well.

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But just that its not as concise as the other option.
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pinchharmonic wrote:
We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and they
were uninterested to make new friends.









Answer:

We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and untinterested to make new friends




My question is, why not:

We were dismayed to learn that out neighbors were untidy and disagreeable, and that they were uninterested to make new friends.

i feel untidy /disagreeable fit better as one component, and "uninterested to make new friends" another component, instead of breaking them up into 3 components.


IMO both are correct, but the former is more concise.
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Re: We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, [#permalink]

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New post 31 Oct 2011, 22:34
untidy, disagreeable, and
uninterested is what we are interested in this sentence
1. A typical X,Y,and Z structure.
2. Tested for principles of parallelism and concision.
3. while ur answer choice may be correct with the former principle of point 2, however, it will be negated by the latter principle and will be called WORDY i suppose.
4. hope it helps. :)
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In making is correct but is there anything wrong with using to make as in the following sentence:

We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and uninterested [to make]/[in making] new friends
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New post 26 Feb 2017, 10:43
This is a Manhattan guide question and the OA is
We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and uninterested in making new friends.

Why is to make replaced by in making here ?

Is there anything wrong in this sentence which rectifies parallelism error ?
We were dismayed to learn that our neighbors were untidy, disagreeable, and untinterested to make new friends.
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This is just an issue of idiom. We never say "interested to do something." We only say "interested in doing something." Typically, we say we are interested in a thing ("I am interested in chemistry."), so if we want to show our interest in an activity, we use the same form and put the verb in "-ing" form to make it into an activity:

I would like to learn differential equations.
I am interested in learning differential equations.

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