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A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2007, 00:28
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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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 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2007, 06:01
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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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 10:50
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possessive modifier, options a, b and c go off.
In D similar is redundant.
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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 01:11
solidcolor wrote:
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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Re: A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smiths [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2014, 22:33
solidcolor wrote:
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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