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# Known to its considerable opposition as "Seward's Folly", the purchase

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Known to its considerable opposition as "Seward's Folly", the purchase of Alaska was not unlike that of the Louisiana territory, which provided the United States with new land, a strategic military position, and control of the entire Mississippi River valley.

(A) not unlike that of the Louisiana territory, which provided
(B) not unlike the Louisiana territory, which provided
(C) like the Louisiana territory, which provided
(D) like that of the Louisiana territory for providing
(E) as that of the Louisiana territory for providing

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Here we are comparing the purchase of Alaska to the purchase of Louisiana (as that of Louisiana). Eliminated B, C since the comparisons are not parallel.

Hung up between A, D and E. All of them seem to be correct to me. Help please
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As we are comparing purchase of Alaska with the purchase of Louisiana, we need "that of". So B and C are out.

Then look at "which provided" VS "for providing". "For providing" is general and it's impossible to identify to what it refers to. while "while provides" is specific, so we know it refers to the purchase of Louisiana.

So A should be the correct answer.
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09 Jan 2017, 23:12
[quote="mniyer"]Known to its considerable opposition as "Seward's Folly", the purchase of Alaska was not unlike that of the Louisiana territory, which provided the United States with new land, a strategic military position, and control of the entire Mississippi River valley.

(A) not unlike that of the Louisiana territory, which provided
(B) not unlike the Louisiana territory, which provided
(C) like the Louisiana territory, which provided
(D) like that of the Louisiana territory for providing
(E) as that of the Louisiana territory for providing

(A)Correct not unlike that of the Louisiana territory, which provided. Here comparison is 100% correct that of ...... In that " that is referring to purchase.
(B)Incorrect not unlike the Louisiana territory, which provided. here purchase is compared with Louisiana territory and is wrong
(C) Incorrect like the Louisiana territory, which provided. here purchase is compared with Louisiana territory and is wrong. we need to compare purchase with another purchase.
(D)Incorrect like that of the Louisiana territory for providing. for providing. because purchase was not made for providing.....
(E Incorrect as that of the Louisiana territory for providing. as is wrong and for providing is wrong for the reason stated in option D.
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10 Jan 2017, 03:13
Does "not unlike" create redundancy?? any help?

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10 Jan 2017, 03:19
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Does "not unlike" create redundancy?? any help?

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Not redundancy, it is double negative, which is alright. Redundancy refers to unrequired word or phrase - here if one of the negatives ("not" or "un") is not used, then the meaning is changed. Hence this is not a case of redundancy.
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