German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers

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German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers

by komal » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:50 pm
Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an unwillingness on the part of many people to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated.
(A) Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an unwillingness on the part of many people to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated.
(B) Many people, willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be fully domesticated, are unwilling to believe the same of pit bulls.
(C) Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, pit bulls bring out an unwillingness in many people to believe that they might be fully domesticated.
(D) Many people are unwilling to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated even while they are willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be.
(E) Unlike German shepherds and Doberman pinchers, which many people are willing to believe can be fully domesticated, such belief does not extend to pit bulls.

OA B

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by money9111 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:02 pm
either I'm just really tired or your questions are getting harder... I chose C for this one... didn't even pay much attention to B although it makes sense...
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by reply2spg » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:08 pm
IS OA correct? As per B if I remove middleman then Many people are unwilling to believe the same of pit bulls. doesn't make any sense. Is C wrong because of the comparison?
komal wrote:Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an unwillingness on the part of many people to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated.
(A) Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an unwillingness on the part of many people to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated.
(B) Many people, willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be fully domesticated, are unwilling to believe the same of pit bulls.
(C) Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, pit bulls bring out an unwillingness in many people to believe that they might be fully domesticated.
(D) Many people are unwilling to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated even while they are willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be.
(E) Unlike German shepherds and Doberman pinchers, which many people are willing to believe can be fully domesticated, such belief does not extend to pit bulls.

OA B

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by money9111 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:15 pm
aaahhh so it was Unlike... i need to be more careful about these tertiary words in the sentence because they may not be so tertiary.. if you know what i'm saying
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by reply2spg » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:18 pm
I am not convinced why C is wrong.

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by money9111 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:22 pm
to my understanding C makes it seem like pitt bulls are not like the other two... when in fact they are similar in some respect
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by reply2spg » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:25 pm
FYI - German shepherds, Doberman pinchers, and pit bulls are all type of Dogs.
money9111 wrote:to my understanding C makes it seem like pitt bulls are not like the other two... when in fact they are similar in some respect

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by money9111 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:26 pm
right... that's what i was trying to convey
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by reply2spg » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:28 pm
Can't you compare apple with apple in 'Unlike' clause? I think you have to compare the same things in Unlike clause. Please correct me if I am wrong. May be I am not following you properly.
money9111 wrote:right... that's what i was trying to convey

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by kstv » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:28 pm
Is there are issue with Active and Passive voice ? Then of the two sentences in active voice B is the better option. Confused cos' in GMAT removal of the clause / phrase between commas should make some sense. In option B it does not.
But, then in GMAT sometimes Passive voice sentences are marked correct.

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by komal » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:37 pm
kstv wrote:Is there are issue with Active and Passive voice ? Then of the two sentences in active voice B is the better option. Confused cos' in GMAT removal of the clause / phrase between commas should make some sense. In option B it does not.
But, then in GMAT sometimes Passive voice sentences are marked correct.
Yes that is what the issue is about. Anyway i guess it is time to post the OE since this question seems to have opened a debate of sorts.

Here's the OE. Source is kaplan 800

The sentence sets up a comparison between Dobermans and German shepherds on one hand and pit bulls on the other. The beginnings of the choices give you a standard 3-2 split, so start with the choices beginning Unlike since there are three of them. (A) and (E) don't compare dogs to dogs so eliminate them. The remaining three choices create grammatically correct parallels, but (C) and (D) are wordier and less active than (B), so (B) is the best bet.

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by money9111 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:40 pm
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by AtifS » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:04 pm
Err! I went for D, now after going through the thread I realize "domesticated even while they are" makes it wordier. Closed it down to B & D :(

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by rahul.s » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:40 am
this problem, with some minor changes, is exactly like problem # 68 from OG 11.

https://www.beatthegmat.com/computer-and ... 28950.html

https://www.beatthegmat.com/why-while-wi ... 39759.html

komal, what's the source of this problem?

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by gmatmachoman » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:04 am
komal wrote:Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an unwillingness on the part of many people to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated.
(A) Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, there is an unwillingness on the part of many people to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated.

GS &DP should be compared with its own class....INCORRECT


(B) Many people, willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be fully domesticated, are unwilling to believe the same of pit bulls.

Proper DICTION


(C) Unlike German shepherds or Doberman pinchers, pit bulls bring out an unwillingness in many people to believe that they might be fully domesticated.


Ambiguious ref of "they"...WHat doe sthe "they refer to?? Bulls or people?? Incorrect..


(D) Many people are unwilling to believe that pit bulls might be fully domesticated even while they are willing to believe that German shepherds and Doberman pinchers might be.

SAME AS C


(E) Unlike German shepherds and Doberman pinchers, which many people are willing to believe can be fully domesticated, such belief does not extend to pit bulls.

SAME AS A
OA B
Only remaining is B..Sometimes POE is a great tool..DOnt forget that to use a knife if ur sword gets blunt...!!