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Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

(A) Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
(B) Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in mammals in parallel lines, birds have tubes that
(C) Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes for conveying nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds’ tubes
(D) Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds
(E) Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
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(A) Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes (Correct comparison between mammals and birds)
(B) Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in mammals in parallel lines, birds have tubes that (tiny tubes is compared with birds, eliminate)
(C) Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes for conveying nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds’ tubes (mammals are compared with birds’ tubes, eliminate)
(D) Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds (same as above)
(E) Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes (wordy and awkward construction)

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A is the only one that compares species (mammals) with species (birds).
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04 Nov 2016, 16:33
av2012 wrote:
Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

(A) Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
(B) Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in mammals in parallel lines, birds have tubes that
(C) Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes for conveying nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds’ tubes
(D) Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds
(E) Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes

Hi GMATClub Expert,
I need to compare apple to apple or orange to orange, not apple to orange or orange to apple, as far i know. So, in E, 'tiny tubes' is compared with 'bird's tiny tubes'. Most of us think that the first 'tiny tubes' may be ALL 'tiny tubes' in this world, and the 2nd 'tiny tubes' is only IN birds. So, 'tiny tubes' in ALL and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing; the comparison is NOT so sweet. So, if this the case, then in A, I think that 'tiny tubes' in MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing at all! So, we can cross out choice A, too. . Do you think these two 'tiny tubes' are the SAME things, expert?

Actually, what SHOULD we compare here? Should we compare just 'MAMMALS' with 'BIRDS' or 'tiny tubes' with 'tiny tubes'?
In apparently, it seems that we're comparing JUST 'apple' with 'apple', we're NOT comparing ONLY 'apple' with 'apple'; we're comparing the first 'apple', which comes from 'apple tree' and the 2nd 'apple', which MUST come from 'apple tree' too. If the 2nd 'apple' comes from 'orange tree', then it is NOT pure comparison ,too. If THIS is true, then 'tiny tubes' IN MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' IN BIRDS does not make pure comparison at all.
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iMyself wrote:
av2012 wrote:
Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

(A) Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
(B) Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in mammals in parallel lines, birds have tubes that
(C) Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes for conveying nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds’ tubes
(D) Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds
(E) Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes

Hi GMATClub Expert,
I need to compare apple to apple or orange to orange, not apple to orange or orange to apple, as far i know. So, in E, 'tiny tubes' is compared with 'bird's tiny tubes'. Most of us think that the first 'tiny tubes' may be ALL 'tiny tubes' in this world, and the 2nd 'tiny tubes' is only IN birds. So, 'tiny tubes' in ALL and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing; the comparison is NOT so sweet. So, if this the case, then in A, I think that 'tiny tubes' in MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing at all! So, we can cross out choice A, too. . Do you think these two 'tiny tubes' are the SAME things, expert?

Actually, what SHOULD we compare here? Should we compare just 'MAMMALS' with 'BIRDS' or 'tiny tubes' with 'tiny tubes'?
In apparently, it seems that we're comparing JUST 'apple' with 'apple', we're NOT comparing ONLY 'apple' with 'apple'; we're comparing the first 'apple', which comes from 'apple tree' and the 2nd 'apple', which MUST come from 'apple tree' too. If the 2nd 'apple' comes from 'orange tree', then it is NOT pure comparison ,too. If THIS is true, then 'tiny tubes' IN MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' IN BIRDS does not make pure comparison at all.
Thank you all GMAT club members.

Price of an apple is more than price of an orange... do you think there is a problem with this statement? If my understanding is correct, you are suggesting that this comparison is mistaken as well - is it?

We could also say,
Weight of this apple is less than weight of that orange-shaped alien-ship.. even then I do not see any problem. What do you think?

The problem with option E is as follows:
The seeds of fruits are sweeter than the seeds of apples.
The above comparison is not "sweet" because seeds of fruits already include the seeds of apple. Something can be as sweet as itself, not sweeter than itself.

BUT, I do not see any issue with:
The seeds of the apples are sweeter than the seeds of the oranges grown inside that orange-shaped alien-ship.
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06 Nov 2016, 11:03
Slightly digressing from the comparison issue, but notice the other big problem with E. It says that bone cells in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines; the original sentence says that tiny tubes are arrayed in parallel lines.

That's a total change in meaning.
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Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

(A) Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
(B) Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in mammals in parallel lines, birds have tubes that
(C) Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes for conveying nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds’ tubes
(D) Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds
(E) Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes

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Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

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iMyself wrote:
av2012 wrote:
Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes form a random pattern.

(A) Whereas in mammals the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes
(B) Whereas the tiny tubes for the conveying of nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in mammals in parallel lines, birds have tubes that
(C) Unlike mammals, where the tiny tubes for conveying nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, birds??? tubes
(D) Unlike mammals, in whom the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells are arrayed in parallel lines, the tubes in birds
(E) Unlike the tiny tubes that convey nutrients to bone cells, which in mammals are arrayed in parallel lines, in birds the tubes

Hi GMATClub Expert,
I need to compare apple to apple or orange to orange, not apple to orange or orange to apple, as far i know. So, in E, 'tiny tubes' is compared with 'bird's tiny tubes'. Most of us think that the first 'tiny tubes' may be ALL 'tiny tubes' in this world, and the 2nd 'tiny tubes' is only IN birds. So, 'tiny tubes' in ALL and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing; the comparison is NOT so sweet. So, if this the case, then in A, I think that 'tiny tubes' in MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing at all! So, we can cross out choice A, too. . Do you think these two 'tiny tubes' are the SAME things, expert?

Actually, what SHOULD we compare here? Should we compare just 'MAMMALS' with 'BIRDS' or 'tiny tubes' with 'tiny tubes'?
In apparently, it seems that we're comparing JUST 'apple' with 'apple', we're NOT comparing ONLY 'apple' with 'apple'; we're comparing the first 'apple', which comes from 'apple tree' and the 2nd 'apple', which MUST come from 'apple tree' too. If the 2nd 'apple' comes from 'orange tree', then it is NOT pure comparison ,too. If THIS is true, then 'tiny tubes' IN MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' IN BIRDS does not make pure comparison at all.
Thank you all GMAT club members.

Price of an apple is more than price of an orange... do you think there is a problem with this statement? If my understanding is correct, you are suggesting that this comparison is mistaken as well - is it?

We could also say,
Weight of this apple is less than weight of that orange-shaped alien-ship.. even then I do not see any problem. What do you think?

The problem with option E is as follows:
The seeds of fruits are sweeter than the seeds of apples.
The above comparison is not "sweet" because seeds of fruits already include the seeds of apple. Something can be as sweet as itself, not sweeter than itself.

BUT, I do not see any issue with:
The seeds of the apples are sweeter than the seeds of the oranges grown inside that orange-shaped alien-ship.

Quote:
Price of an apple is more than price of an orange... do you think there is a problem with this statement? If my understanding is correct, you are suggesting that this comparison is mistaken as well - is it?

if this is the perfect parallelism that "the first apple come from apple tree and the second apple come from orange tree", then I'll not suggest anything, here. I accept your explanation.

Quote:
The problem with option E is as follows:
The seeds of fruits are sweeter than the seeds of apples.
The above comparison is not "sweet" because seeds of fruits already include the seeds of apple. Something can be as sweet as itself, not sweeter than itself.

if i say:
The child of Robert is longer than the child of Jain.
Do you want to say that this comparison is not SWEET because 'child' of Robert already include the 'child' of Jain?
Thank you sayantanc2k...
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iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:

Hi GMATClub Expert,
I need to compare apple to apple or orange to orange, not apple to orange or orange to apple, as far i know. So, in E, 'tiny tubes' is compared with 'bird's tiny tubes'. Most of us think that the first 'tiny tubes' may be ALL 'tiny tubes' in this world, and the 2nd 'tiny tubes' is only IN birds. So, 'tiny tubes' in ALL and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing; the comparison is NOT so sweet. So, if this the case, then in A, I think that 'tiny tubes' in MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' in BIRDS are not the SAME thing at all! So, we can cross out choice A, too. . Do you think these two 'tiny tubes' are the SAME things, expert?

Actually, what SHOULD we compare here? Should we compare just 'MAMMALS' with 'BIRDS' or 'tiny tubes' with 'tiny tubes'?
In apparently, it seems that we're comparing JUST 'apple' with 'apple', we're NOT comparing ONLY 'apple' with 'apple'; we're comparing the first 'apple', which comes from 'apple tree' and the 2nd 'apple', which MUST come from 'apple tree' too. If the 2nd 'apple' comes from 'orange tree', then it is NOT pure comparison ,too. If THIS is true, then 'tiny tubes' IN MAMMALS and 'tiny tubes' IN BIRDS does not make pure comparison at all.
Thank you all GMAT club members.

Price of an apple is more than price of an orange... do you think there is a problem with this statement? If my understanding is correct, you are suggesting that this comparison is mistaken as well - is it?

We could also say,
Weight of this apple is less than weight of that orange-shaped alien-ship.. even then I do not see any problem. What do you think?

The problem with option E is as follows:
The seeds of fruits are sweeter than the seeds of apples.
The above comparison is not "sweet" because seeds of fruits already include the seeds of apple. Something can be as sweet as itself, not sweeter than itself.

BUT, I do not see any issue with:
The seeds of the apples are sweeter than the seeds of the oranges grown inside that orange-shaped alien-ship.

Quote:
Price of an apple is more than price of an orange... do you think there is a problem with this statement? If my understanding is correct, you are suggesting that this comparison is mistaken as well - is it?

if this is the perfect parallelism that "the first apple come from apple tree and the second apple come from orange tree", then I'll not suggest anything, here. I accept your explanation.

Quote:
The problem with option E is as follows:
The seeds of fruits are sweeter than the seeds of apples.
The above comparison is not "sweet" because seeds of fruits already include the seeds of apple. Something can be as sweet as itself, not sweeter than itself.

if i say:
The child of Robert is longer than the child of Jain.
Do you want to say that this comparison is not SWEET because 'child' of Robert already include the 'child' of Jain?
Thank you sayantanc2k...

I really could not understand what you mean. An elelphant can be heavier than a pen. For comparing an elephant with a pen, they do not require to have some common trait (such as, come from the same tree).

Apple is a type of fruit, but Jain is not a type of Robert.
"The seeds of fruits are sweeter than the seeds of apples." is thus incorrect, but "The child of Robert is longer taller than the child of Jain" is alright. I hope that you can see my point now.
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