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A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marx’s Das Kapital is to socialism.

A. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what
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Picking E here. Adam Smith need to be subject not possesive.
I am not very clear of difference between "similar to" and "what" here but I chose "what" because it show degree of importance.

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possessive modifier, options a, b and c go off.
In D similar is redundant.
So e
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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 01:11
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A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marx’s Das Kapital is to socialism.

A. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what


His books are not a leading figure, so A/B/C gone. "similar to" is wrong idiomatically, in this context. "two books... that are to... what [this other book].. is to" is correct parallelism, so E is correct.
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A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marx’s Das Kapital is to socialism.

A. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what



Rules tested- Modifier and idiomatic expression.

A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marx’s Das Kapital is to socialism.

"A leading ... enlightenment" incorrectly modifies the "books". Use of apostrophe is deceptive.

A, B and C can be eliminated on this.

A. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
"A is to B like X is to Y" is Unidiomatic

C. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
"A is to B just as X is to Y" is Unidiomatic

In Option D and E, "Adam smith" is correctly modified however D is unidiomatic.

D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
"A is to B similar to X is to Y" is unidiomatic

E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what

Correct idiomatic expression is "A is to B what X is to Y"

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A leading figure in the Scottish Enlightenment describes Adam Smith, not his two books, so the name of Adam Smith must immediately follow the opening phrase. The comparison between Smith's books and Marx's book is expressed as a ratio, so the correct idiomatic expression is x is to y what a is to b.
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A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2014, 23:35
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E is right because "Correct idiomatic expression is "A is to B what X is to Y"", thanks to USAteam and CrackverbalGMAT
Could you guys explain what does the idiom mean? Example? Is the idiom the same as " A is about B, as X is about Y" ?
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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2014, 02:02
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E is right because "Correct idiomatic expression is "A is to B what X is to Y"", thanks to USAteam and CrackverbalGMAT
Could you guys explain what does the idiom mean? Example? Is the idiom the same as " A is about B, as X is about Y" ?


This idiom is used to draw an analogy or parallel.
For instance, Lebanon is similar to Switzerland in terms of financial power, diversity, mountainous terrain and the popularity of skiing, So one could say:
Lebanon is to the Middle East what Switzerland is to Europe.

Hope this makes things clear.

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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2014, 12:14
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E is right because "Correct idiomatic expression is "A is to B what X is to Y"", thanks to USAteam and CrackverbalGMAT
Could you guys explain what does the idiom mean? Example? Is the idiom the same as " A is about B, as X is about Y" ?


This idiom is used to draw an analogy or parallel.
For instance, Lebanon is similar to Switzerland in terms of financial power, diversity, mountainous terrain and the popularity of skiing, So one could say:
Lebanon is to the Middle East what Switzerland is to Europe.

Hope this makes things clear.

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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2014, 23:30
A. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism what - not clear if he wrote them
B. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism like - use of like - not for examples
C. Adam Smith’s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as - wrong usage - awkward
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to- awkwards- changes meaning
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what - clear,concise,correct
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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2015, 04:17
E is the best answer. Subject must be Adam Smith.
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