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In Greece, as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in top management and light industry.

A. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
B. as with much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
C. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
D. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
E. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in
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06 Apr 2005, 13:04
with proportion we need a third singular person
so works
A C and E are out
b/w B and D
B uses correctly "as" to compare actions instead of "like", and "many in" is better than "many are top management.."

B (still have doubts on "as with" in B)
if with proportion we could use third plural person then I would pick C
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06 Apr 2005, 14:56
B.

Though, an overwhelming proportion of women works sounds funny to me.
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06 Apr 2005, 15:46
banerjeea_98 wrote:
In Greece, as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in top management and light industry.

A. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
B. as with much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
C. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
D. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
E. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

Proportion looks countable so it looks to be plural(Guess)
I would go with C
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06 Apr 2005, 16:55
Will go with 'C'.
A - 'many of which' is wrong
B - 'In Greece, as with' - not parallel
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06 Apr 2005, 17:36
C. need SV agreement and pharse to complete the sentence. C does so.

an overwhelming proportion of women work - correct SV agreement.
many of them in ......, correct phrase.
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06 Apr 2005, 17:43
as vs. like, we need 'as' here for the sentence.
as in, is correct. B is out.
'which' should not modify women. A is out.

C it is.
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07 Apr 2005, 18:46
"as" is correct here for the comparision,

"which" in "A" is not correct.
therefore "C"
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07 Apr 2005, 18:49
(C): correct use of Absolute Phrase (many of them..). However, I have a doubt at the use of "as"
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08 Apr 2005, 12:57
"as" used to compare actions and "like" to compare nouns. Shudn't we be using "like" here as we are saying "in Greece, like in most of the europe". Plz explain why "as" is correct here ? Thx !
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08 Apr 2005, 14:00
banerjeea_98 wrote:
In Greece, as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in top management and light industry.

A. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
B. as with much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
C. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
D. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
E. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

Noun1: Greece.
Noun2: Western Europe

What are we comparing between these 2 nouns. The verb "work" not the noun "women". When the verb is compared between 2 nouns one should use "as".

Is the OA C
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08 Apr 2005, 16:10
banerjeea_98 wrote:
"as" used to compare actions and "like" to compare nouns. Shudn't we be using "like" here as we are saying "in Greece, like in most of the europe". Plz explain why "as" is correct here ? Thx !

In (D) and (E), problem is in comparison. They are missing Preposition "in".
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08 Apr 2005, 16:27
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banerjeea_98 wrote:
"as" used to compare actions and "like" to compare nouns. Shudn't we be using "like" here as we are saying "in Greece, like in most of the europe". Plz explain why "as" is correct here ? Thx !

In (D) and (E), problem is in comparison. They are missing Preposition "in".

r u saying that if the choice had in i.e..."like in much of europe" , like wud be better than "as" ?
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08 Apr 2005, 17:15
banerjeea_98 wrote:
r u saying that if the choice had in i.e..."like in much of europe" , like wud be better than "as" ?

Yes, In my opinion. That is what I wanted to say in my 1st post.

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(C): correct use of Absolute Phrase (many of them..). However, I have a doubt at the use of "as"

Probably, Others can confirm..
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14 Apr 2005, 23:06
banerjeea_98 wrote:
In Greece, as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in top management and light industry.

A. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
B. as with much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
C. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
D. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
E. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

Ban,
Here is why C is correct:

Remember "like" HAS to always introduce a prepositional phrase.

and "as" is a conjuction and therefore introduces a clause.

In this case:

"as" is followed by "In much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in ----> This is a clause.....Therefore you need "as".

All other explanations tend to have "exceptions" to rule [like=noun/noun comparions, as=noun/verb comparison, etc, etc] for when to use "as" and when to use "like". Use the aforementioned rule and you'll never have any problems.

In AC "E", "like" is followed by a clause...It should ONLY be followed by a PHRASE and NOT a CLAUSE.
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15 Apr 2005, 05:53
I am confused enough, what is the OA pls?
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15 Apr 2005, 06:13
OA is "C", no OE, sorry !
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15 Apr 2005, 06:34
By elimination C is the most suitable choice, because

Choice A uses the word 'which' - should not be used when refering to men, women etc.

Choice B & D wrongly use the plural verb 'works' which should be singular because 'overwhelming proportion of women' is one single entity.

Choice E 'many are in' - who,what? modifier is missing

Choice C ' many of them in' -
Quote:
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rightly refers to women.
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15 Apr 2005, 23:09
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banerjeea_98 wrote:
In Greece, as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in top management and light industry.

A. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
B. as with much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
C. as in much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
D. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
E. like much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

Ban,
Here is why C is correct:

Remember "like" HAS to always introduce a prepositional phrase.

and "as" is a conjuction and therefore introduces a clause.

In this case:

"as" is followed by "In much of Western Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in ----> This is a clause.....Therefore you need "as".

All other explanations tend to have "exceptions" to rule [like=noun/noun comparions, as=noun/verb comparison, etc, etc] for when to use "as" and when to use "like". Use the aforementioned rule and you'll never have any problems.

In AC "E", "like" is followed by a clause...It should ONLY be followed by a PHRASE and NOT a CLAUSE.

Nice explanation!
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16 Apr 2005, 05:58
C it is, more things you need to be aware of ...

Sentence follows structure Absolute phrase ( also prepositional phrase in this case), modifier, IC,DC

Which is generally used to introduce non restrictive clause.

Like is geneally used to compare nouns ( like == Similarly)
As is generally used to compare two actions

As can be used in following ways.
conj.
To the same degree or quantity that. Often used as a correlative after so or as: You are as sweet as sugar. The situation is not so bad as you suggest.
In the same manner or way that: Think as I think.
At the same time that; while: slipped on the ice as I ran home.
For the reason that; because: went to bed early, as I was exhausted.
With the result that: He was so foolish as to lie.
Though: Great as the author was, he proved a bad model. Ridiculous as it seems, the tale is true.
In accordance with which or with the way in which: The hotel is quite comfortable as such establishments go. The sun is hot, as everyone knows.
Informal. That: I don't know as I can answer your question.
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