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In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of Henry Miller’s obsessive narratives and Toni Morrison’s mythic languages than James Joyce’s internal explorations.
(A) In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of
(B) Leon Forrest writes more like
(C) Leon Forrest’s work is more reminiscent of
(D) Leon Forrest reminds one more of
(E) Leon Forrest’s work more resembles that of

Is 'reminiscent of' an idiom.

Plz explain the answer

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04 Jun 2004, 00:05
If something is reminiscent of sb/sth, it makes you remember a particular person, event or thing.
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04 Jun 2004, 00:48
singh_satya wrote:
In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of Henry Millerâ€™s obsessive narratives and Toni Morrisonâ€™s mythic languages than James Joyceâ€™s internal explorations.
(A) In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of
(B) Leon Forrest writes more like
(C) Leon Forrestâ€™s work is more reminiscent of
(D) Leon Forrest reminds one more of
(E) Leon Forrestâ€™s work more resembles that of

Is 'reminiscent of' an idiom.

Plz explain the answer

Thanks
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'Reminiscent of' is an adj which means 'reminding of' or 'bringing to mind something else' It should follow a noun as in the sentence: "Your experience reminds me of one [experience] I had a year ago".

Therefore, in answering this question we can rule out all answers (A,B,D) which refer to Leon Forrest, not his work. E is out because 'resembles', although similar to 'reminds' does't mean the same thing.

So, I think that the correct answer is C, because it refers to Leon Forrest's work and uses 'reminiscent of' correctly.
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05 Jun 2004, 09:07
I eliminated E because "resembles" compared "work" with "narratives", "languages" and "explorations" which, in my opinion, can not be compared.
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05 Jun 2004, 09:44
C it is ...its more of a apple/orange question than an idiom question.

Satya..it you would be great if you could underline the incosistent part in the question.

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18 Dec 2009, 09:43
Hi all,
I saw the same SC albeit with different names on 800score test.

BUT, according to its explanation:
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'reminiscent' is not generally used in literary comparisons.
Choice E maintains parallelism and used the word 'resembles' which is preferrable to 'reminiscent', and is therefore the best choice

Can someone share some insight here ?

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24 Feb 2010, 18:19
hamza wrote:
Hi all,
I saw the same SC albeit with different names on 800score test.

BUT, according to its explanation:
Quote:
'reminiscent' is not generally used in literary comparisons.
Choice E maintains parallelism and used the word 'resembles' which is preferrable to 'reminiscent', and is therefore the best choice

Can someone share some insight here ?

Regards,

Interesting input. I was going to go for C but your note made me think about it. Does anyone have the OA?
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Hey All,

There seems to be a lingering question on this, so I thought I'd weigh in. Even if "resembles" were better than "reminiscent of" (a distinction I fail to make), answer choice E still has problems here. You can't "more resemble" something. In fact, the correct comparative idiom for the verb "to resemble" is "more closely resemble". I don't know why that is, except that it's an idiom.

Also, "reminiscent of" is very often used in literary comparisons. Who are these 800score people, and why are they ripping off questions and then explaining them incorrectly? I call for a boycott! : )

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01 Mar 2010, 11:35
I believed the same....
A relief after getting some expert opinion on this.

Thanks Wallace.
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02 Mar 2010, 21:39
TommyWallach wrote:
Hey All,

There seems to be a lingering question on this, so I thought I'd weigh in. Even if "resembles" were better than "reminiscent of" (a distinction I fail to make), answer choice E still has problems here. You can't "more resemble" something. In fact, the correct comparative idiom for the verb "to resemble" is "more closely resemble". I don't know why that is, except that it's an idiom.

Also, "reminiscent of" is very often used in literary comparisons. Who are these 800score people, and why are they ripping off questions and then explaining them incorrectly? I call for a boycott! : )

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thanks for the input. My major in uni was English literature and I did come across "reminiscent of" quite a lot. I checked a few dictionaries and although they don't specify if used in a literary context or not in the definition, most of the examples are taken from literaty contexts.
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03 Mar 2010, 02:15
I was bit concerned abt E
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24 Jun 2010, 05:54
C for me.

I dropped E because of "that of"....dont know what "that of" refers to.
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24 Jun 2010, 23:45
Thanks tommy you saved me. When I saw this question on 800score I marked the correct answer but got it wrong! I think software is to be taken with pinch of salt.

TommyWallach wrote:
Hey All,

There seems to be a lingering question on this, so I thought I'd weigh in. Even if "resembles" were better than "reminiscent of" (a distinction I fail to make), answer choice E still has problems here. You can't "more resemble" something. In fact, the correct comparative idiom for the verb "to resemble" is "more closely resemble". I don't know why that is, except that it's an idiom.

Also, "reminiscent of" is very often used in literary comparisons. Who are these 800score people, and why are they ripping off questions and then explaining them incorrectly? I call for a boycott! : )

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31 Dec 2010, 05:06
i went with B. wats wrong with B?
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15 Jul 2011, 10:32
So what is the correct answer finally?
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10 Mar 2012, 11:37
C.

Between C and E, E ends with "resembles that of", which requires a noun. The non underlined portion of the sentence referes to James Joice's, which makes it wrong.

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23 Mar 2012, 11:29
Good question.
Had me going there for a bit.
My vote goes to C.
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23 Mar 2012, 11:41
n his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of Henry Miller’s obsessive narratives and Toni Morrison’s mythic languages than James Joyce’s internal explorations.
(A) In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of Incorrect comparision
(B) Leon Forrest writes more like Incorrect comparision
(C) Leon Forrest’s work is more reminiscent of
(D) Leon Forrest reminds one more of Incorrect comparision
(E) Leon Forrest’s work more resembles that of [what is that parallel to?]
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30 Jul 2015, 03:47
singh_satya wrote:
In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of Henry Miller’s obsessive narratives and Toni Morrison’s mythic languages than James Joyce’s internal explorations.
(A) In his work, Leon Forrest is more reminiscent of
(B) Leon Forrest writes more like
(C) Leon Forrest’s work is more reminiscent of
(D) Leon Forrest reminds one more of
(E) Leon Forrest’s work more resembles that of

Is 'reminiscent of' an idiom.

Plz explain the answer

Thanks
Satya

C is correct.

A, B and D compares Leon Forrest to Henry Miller’s obsessive narratives, Toni Morrision’s mythic languages and James Joyce’s internal explorations.

E is incorrect. You cannot say “Leon Forrest’s work more resembles that of Henry Miller’s obsessive narratives”. It is same as saying “Leon Forrest’s work more resembles WORK of Henry Miller’s obsessive narratives”.
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