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New post 07 Jan 2012, 20:56
Was confused between A and E,

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio (Incorrect use of 'like', comparing two clauses)
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio (Incorrect Comparison between Polio Vaccines and the 2nd clause)
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually
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New post 21 Dec 2012, 06:41
A seems to be the best fit because of clear meaning.

I think in the idiom "Just as X, so Y" so is optional. It is similar to "If X, then Y", where then is optional.

BTW B seems grammatically correct. Only the meaning is nonsensical.
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New post 21 Dec 2012, 09:36
Yes,B is ok wrt the use of' like' but the meaning is incorrect---- like polio vaccine , dietary changes also protect people who might contract polio

b/w A and E its the structure in E ( similar to the giving of ---) , mass dietary change, the giving is compared to change and the word 'actually' should be placed as close to the word it modifies 'actually contract polio' is preferred

but in A the comparison is direct and just as X, Y construction is maintained

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New post 18 Sep 2015, 11:24
I'll share my opinion on this question.
Mass dietary change cannot be compared to polio vaccine but rather the action of giving polio vaccine.
So rather than bringing Like, As or Just into question first look at the meaning.

Now go ahead and give this question another shot :P .
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New post 03 Oct 2015, 05:56
Every other option apart from A is a good example of violating the rule of parallelism.

Just as A is blah blah blah, B is blah blah blah

Here the parallelism is set around "is", which acts as a linking verb.
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New post 24 Nov 2015, 04:20
Here is why ANS = A. The second part talks about an action, not a noun.
B - Like polio vac. - Noun compared to action - Wrong.
C - similar to polio vac. - Noun compared to action - Wrong.
D - while - We need similarity, not contradiction. - Wrong.
E - Similar to giving - Nope. Although this is also an action, the 2nd part starts with a noun. If it were like, 'changing mass dietary...' then E would be close.
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