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It is as preposterous to believe that all entertainment is

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It is as preposterous to believe that all entertainment is [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2003, 09:59
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It is as preposterous to believe that all entertainment is hypodermic, to directly inject bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, as it is to pretend that all behavior is mimetic and that our only models are Eliot Ness or Dirty Harry.

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(A) to directly inject bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, as it is to pretend that
(B) to inject directly bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, so it is to pretend that
(C) directly injecting bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, so it is to pretend that
(D) directly injecting bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, as it is to pretend that
(E) directly injecting bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, as to pretend that
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2003, 10:17
My answer would be E

It is clearly between A,D and E because of the structure: "as .. as .."
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Re: SC: ENTERTAINMENT [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2003, 07:03
[quote="stolyar"]It is as preposterous to believe that all entertainment is hypodermic, to directly inject bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, as it is to pretend that all behavior is mimetic and that our only models are Eliot Ness or Dirty Harry.

(A) to directly inject bad ideas into
the innocent bloodstream of the passive
masses, as it is to pretend that
(B) to inject directly bad ideas into
the innocent bloodstream of the passive
masses, so it is to pretend that
(C) directly injecting bad ideas into
the innocent bloodstream of the passive
masses, so it is to pretend that
(D) directly injecting bad ideas into
the innocent bloodstream of the passive
masses, as it is to pretend that
(E) directly injecting bad ideas into
the innocent bloodstream of the passive
masses, as to pretend that[/quote

Good one indeed!

D or E?

E....as to means " with regard to " or "according to"

hmm...does fit too well with the context..

Have to go with D.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2003, 21:04
D is correct; it is the most parallel:

It is as preposterous to believe that all entertainment is hypodermic, directly injecting bad ideas into the innocent bloodstream of the passive masses, as it is to pretend that all behavior is mimetic and that our only models are Eliot Ness or Dirty Harry.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2006, 05:53
Good split as....as.... comparison.

Bagging (D) here.
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