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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:15 pm
Contrary to popular belief, victors in the ancient

Greek Olympic Games received cash prizes in

addition to their laurel wreaths.



(A) Contrary to

(B) In contrast with

(C) Opposite of

(D) Unlike

(E) In spite of

Can we used in contrast with ...
Also, kindly let me know if so that is correct on GMAT

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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:03 pm
'contrary to' is the right idiom which shows a contrast. So A is correct


'In contrast with' is for comparing between 2 entities.

whats the OA?

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Post Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:31 pm
Usage of So...That in GMAT is absolutely correct, PROVIDED, it is used in "Cause....Effect" relation.

That is: So..CAUSE....That....EFFECT.

So...that is correct idiom.

Thus GMAT can test on usage of So...that in two scenerios:
1. Cause-effect relation
2. Idiom

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Post Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:14 am
Thanks a lot ...

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:28 pm
Why don`t E, In spite of is also well used.

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:29 pm
'In spite of' is just another way to say "despite". You can figure out if it works by substituting the single word "despite" when you see "in spite of". When you substitute it here, it doesn't make sense because it implies that the people in the past gave money as well as wreaths to winners even though they knew that people in the future were believing something different.

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This is a place I rarely visit on BTG ... just here to give a thumbs up to Danielle for the wonderful job she has been doing over here .. I wish that I had met you before I gave my GMAT Smile ..

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Post Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:08 am
Thanks Gabriel! I appreciate your kudos so much.... and nice to meet you!

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Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Option A.
This is the correct option 'contrary to popular belief' is the right idiom for this particular idiom.
All other option might look correct but they are not the best answer.

Option B.
Thia option is a conflict of idioms which totally makes it invalid.

Option C.
This definitely a wrong idiom.This option is not correct.

Option D.
'Unlike' is used to differentiate between two things o
having no resemblance. But not of historical one.

Option E.
'in spite of' which is used to express notwithstanding is not a perfect proposition for the question above.

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