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# As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a

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14. As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors .

(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is
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10 Mar 2005, 10:46
E it is

A,B & C are out because here we are trying to compare and infer in this sentence

D is out because of the usage of like

E conveys the meaning in the best way
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10 Mar 2005, 14:13
praveen_rao7 wrote:
E it is

A,B & C are out because here we are trying to compare and infer in this sentence

D is out because of the usage of like

E conveys the meaning in the best way

What if "D" was like this "D) The rarer something becomes, such as"....why "like" is not valid here ?
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10 Mar 2005, 14:46
I think it is E also
D is wrong even if like was there as a replacement because it poses itself as providing examples
but whether provides the either this or that analysis

to use like we would have

the rarer things like baseball cards.... become
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10 Mar 2005, 15:58
I think it is A.

whether a or 'not' should the standard usage according to my understanding.

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10 Mar 2005, 17:14
banerjeea_98 wrote:
praveen_rao7 wrote:
E it is

A,B & C are out because here we are trying to compare and infer in this sentence

D is out because of the usage of like

E conveys the meaning in the best way

What if "D" was like this "D) The rarer something becomes, such as"....why "like" is not valid here ?

still I would have prefered (E). I think the paranthetical element should represent something in whole. The sentence is not illustrating any example (such as) or similarity.
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10 Mar 2005, 17:23
E.

Reasoning: THe idea to be conveyed is " Whatever be the commodity, if its rare....".

'LIKE' or "SUCH AS" suggest that the baseball card is definitely a rare thing, where as the intended meaning is "anything that becomes rare"

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10 Mar 2005, 17:34
banerjeea_98 wrote:
14. As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors .

(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is

E it is.

I initially mistake for 'become like....'

I think we need use 'such as' to take an example. That is, some rare thing such as a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp.
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