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Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great [#permalink] New post 16 May 2012, 20:13
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Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great Depression, was as present as the weather, and as much discussed
A. same as the original one
B. present like the weather was, and it was also discussed as much
C. as present and was discussed as the weather was
D. so present as to be discussed like the weaher
E. presend and dicussed as often as the weather was
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The right option as given in Prinston is option A.

I have confusion between A and E options here & I kinda like the E option better. Please tell me why I should not prefer E over A?
A. -> "a sport as present as weather" -- I'm not sure if presence of wheather and game can be compared like this
B. -> Wrong | "like the weather was" - "as" sounds more appropriate instead of "like" here
C. -> Wrong | "was" i unnecessary before discussed
D. -> Wrong | "as to be" - wrong
E. -> this sound most appropriate of the options above. it says that the sport was present and it was discussed as often as the weather was

Please explain why one should choose option A over option E.
Thank you!

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Re: as present as [#permalink] New post 16 May 2012, 22:04
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----------------- Problem -----------------------------------------------
Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great Depression, was as present as the weather, and as much discussed
A. same as the original one
B. present like the weather was, and it was also discussed as much
C. as present and was discussed as the weather was
D. so present as to be discussed like the weaher
E. presend and dicussed as often as the weather was
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
The right option as given in Prinston is option A.

I have confusion between A and E options here & I kinda like the E option better. Please tell me why I should not prefer E over A?
A. -> "a sport as present as weather" -- I'm not sure if presence of wheather and game can be compared like this
B. -> Wrong | "like the weather was" - "as" sounds more appropriate instead of "like" here
C. -> Wrong | "was" i unnecessary before discussed
D. -> Wrong | "as to be" - wrong
E. -> this sound most appropriate of the options above. it says that the sport was present and it was discussed as often as the weather was

Please explain why one should choose option A over option E.
Thank you!

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the comparison about the presence of weather and baseball is missing in E, while the original sentence carries it.

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Re: as present as [#permalink] New post 16 May 2012, 22:06
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narangvaibhav wrote:
divineacclivity wrote:
----------------- Problem -----------------------------------------------
Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great Depression, was as present as the weather, and as much discussed
A. same as the original one
B. present like the weather was, and it was also discussed as much
C. as present and was discussed as the weather was
D. so present as to be discussed like the weaher
E. presend and dicussed as often as the weather was
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
The right option as given in Prinston is option A.

I have confusion between A and E options here & I kinda like the E option better. Please tell me why I should not prefer E over A?
A. -> "a sport as present as weather" -- I'm not sure if presence of wheather and game can be compared like this
B. -> Wrong | "like the weather was" - "as" sounds more appropriate instead of "like" here
C. -> Wrong | "was" i unnecessary before discussed
D. -> Wrong | "as to be" - wrong
E. -> this sound most appropriate of the options above. it says that the sport was present and it was discussed as often as the weather was

Please explain why one should choose option A over option E.
Thank you!

~ DA



the comparison about the presence of weather and baseball is missing in E, while the original sentence carries it.

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Forgot to add details:

The reason y E is wrong is :
it says "present and discussed as often as the weather was"

Break the sentence and you'll get:
"baseball was discussed as often as the weather was"
which is correct.
"baseball was present as often as the weather was"
which is incorrect.

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Re: as present as [#permalink] New post 17 May 2012, 01:27
E has not comparing anything!!!!!
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Re: as present as [#permalink] New post 17 May 2012, 09:02
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The clue for the difference between A and E lie in the words much and often, The original says much which implies that the discussion was deep, a non–countable quantum, but E changes it saying that the discussion was often meaning frequently or many times, implying a countable number of times. So E doesn’t stick to the original in spirit and letter.
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Re: Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 05:31
The problem with E is that present and discussed can not be parallel, present is a noun, not an adjective, while discussed is a participle.
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Re: Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 06:06
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Re: as present as [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2013, 11:02
daagh wrote:
The clue for the difference between A and E lie in the words much and often, The original says much which implies that the discussion was deep, a non–countable quantum, but E changes it saying that the discussion was often meaning frequently or many times, implying a countable number of times. So E doesn’t stick to the original in spirit and letter.



Hello Daagh

Assuming that choice E read the following: as present and as discussed as often as the weather was.
Wouldn't this be an acceptable sentence correction? or would this count as redundant use of "as"?
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Re: Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2013, 02:21
I don't know...this feels weird. So we have an "and", thus we got two items in our list, therefore we could just drop one of them and keep the other:
Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great Depression, was as present as the weather.
Or
Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great Depression, as much discussed.

I think the "weather" is misplaced.

Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great Depression, was as present and as much discussed as the weather.
Re: Baseball, the only major professioal sport during the Great   [#permalink] 25 Oct 2013, 02:21
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