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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

Which one is correct and why?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2004, 15:24
Agree with A. The other confusing answer could be E but E does not make sense because it implies that the weather was "often present"; how can the weather be sometimes not present?
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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

Which one is correct and why?

If we choose "A", Isn't it a problem of Apple and Orange, bcoz we are comparing presence of baseball with weather instead of weather's presence.
"D" seems more sound then "A" to me. Please clear my doubts.

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Dharmin wrote:
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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

Which one is correct and why?

If we choose "A", Isn't it a problem of Apple and Orange, bcoz we are comparing presence of baseball with weather instead of weather's presence.
"D" seems more sound then "A" to me. Please clear my doubts.

Dharmin

I'm not sure how to explain how D is not as good as A other than to say that I don't like D's construction: "Baseball... was so present..." --> It doesn't sound good to my ears. I'm sure someone can explain this better than I do
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2004, 21:33
I go with E on this. A yes is parallel, but it sounds awful. Though I may be wrong as GMAT english is usually odd when it comes to difficult q's.

I think part of the problem is that the underlined part should not included was. If it does then E is out for sure. But I think it was a mistake.

E is clear and concise.

Baseball, ....., was present and discussed as the weather was.

I dunno, I could be going down the.... :toilet on this one

I stand corrrected.. yes, check out the link below.. :sleeping:

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2004, 03:37
The answer is A.
But I still cannot undersatand why A is better than the others.
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