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As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are, New York’s were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are

Answer is in the SC1000 qns.
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19 Jul 2007, 21:09
It's comparing the airport of NY with other 50 airports. So it's comparing a noun not a clause or a phrase. So the Answer should be C
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20 Jul 2007, 00:35
C it is. Comparing NY's airports with other airports.
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20 Jul 2007, 01:14
I believe this is an As vs. Like question...this is what I learned in PR class.

you should use "As" to compare Actions,

EX: He did not vote for the Republican party, as I did...

You should use "Like" to compare nouns,

EX: Like the Donkey, mule is a close relative of the horse...

so you can eliminate "As" in A & B

C is the best answer because its short and to the point compare to D & E. Also, I think D & E are both comparing cities to airport, which is incorrect...

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As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are, New York’s were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are

Answer is in the SC1000 qns.
Can anyone help me with the explanation?
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15 Mar 2008, 09:27
C, Compares airports to airports (noun to noun) so like is appropriate here.
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