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As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 14:07
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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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D & E are the only choices that use the correct structure--"The more x, the more y." Note that "rarer" is the same as "more rare." Thus we can say or "The more I learn about this issue, the more upset I become" or "The darker it gets, the more afraid I become."

D is incorrect because "like" is not used to introduce examples. We can only use "like" to say that one noun is like another noun. Therefore we are left with E.
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Re: Sc: As rare as something becomes [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 14:51
Seems E to me as well..

The rarer.....the more

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Re: As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2013, 05:39
bdumpala wrote:

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



"like" should not be used to enumerate. Eliminate C and D.
"whether it is" is correct. Eliminate A.
"the rarer something becomes" is correct as it shows movement of becoming more rare "rarer" which is the intended meaning of the sentence: the rarer, the more avidly it is sought...

Answer: E
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