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As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a [#permalink]
06 Feb 2006, 19:39
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134. 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
the rate ... the more.. is the correct idiom
"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."
Only E has the grammatical correct form. We can't compare compare a sentence ( The rarer something becomes) with a noun ( the example in this cas) using like. With "Like" we can compare nouns but not sentences and nouns.