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# Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great

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Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great Depression, was as present as the weather, and as much discussed.

(A) as present as the weather, and as much discussed.
(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 weather
(E) present and discussed as often as the weather was
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02 Jul 2003, 20:23
I vote for "B".

Because it uses "like" to compare nouns ("present") and "as" to compare actions ("discussed").
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13 Dec 2003, 14:33
Can someone explain why A is right and how the other coices are wrong.

Thanks for the time.

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15 Dec 2003, 15:53
I have no idea why I said earlyer that the answer is B (this one sucks, it uses "like" to compare actions). I think is E now.

IMO A makes a wrong comparison, there should be a "was" after "weather".
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17 Dec 2003, 15:59
I understand that stolyar has given the official answer of A. However, I would like to understand why D is wrong.

D fits into one of the idioms given in KAPLAN. So (adjective) as to be (sdjective) The example sentence given in KAPLAN is

My new computer game is so entertaining as to be genuinely additive

I think in the given question, the words "present" and "discussed" act like adjectives.
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10 Feb 2004, 15:36
E means that the weather was often present and often discussed. But how can the weather be often present? It is nonsense since the weather is ALWAYS present
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