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01 Mar 2004, 09:17
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As King Pyrrhus of Epirus , who scored a victory over the Romans so costly as to be a defeat, Winston Churchill led a free but much weaker United Kingdom to the end of the Second World War.

A As King Pyrrhus of Epirus
B As did King Pyrrhus of Epirus
C Not unlike King Pyrrhus of Epirus
D As with King Pyrrhus of Epirus
E Not just as King Pyrrhus of Epirus

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01 Mar 2004, 09:58
I will go with C on this one.
This sentence deals with comparing two persons. So it is necessary to use "like" compare the nouns.
"not unlike" is accepted usage and is same as "like"

I hope I am right.

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01 Mar 2004, 14:50
Another Vote for C. Negation is needed on this. Winston did not do what king did.
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01 Mar 2004, 18:57
I go with C as well . This is comparing two like subjects, so therefore like must be used.
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01 Mar 2004, 19:20
What King Pyrrhus did was similar to Winston Churchill but not exactly same. Therefore, "not unlike" is better to convey the analogy between the similar leaderships of King Pyrrhus and Winston Churchill. "as did" would be used to convey exact same actions.
Ex: Not unlike Paul, who ate some strange fruit, Peter ate a mango
This implies an analogy; Paul ate some kind of fruit similar to Peter's mango
Ex: As did Paul, Peter ate a mango
This means that Peter AND Paul both ate a mango
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02 Mar 2004, 09:17
C is the correct answer. This is a Comparison question. Since we will be comparing Winston Churchill, a person, in the first part of the sentence we also need a person. Like is better than As when we compare people, and therefore we can eliminate A, B, D, and E. The only possible correct answer is C, with compares the two people appropriately: Not unlike King Pyrrhus.....Winston Churchill

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