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# Like Arnold Toynbee did , who saw cycles and patterns as

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Like Arnold Toynbee did , who saw cycles and patterns as intrinsically woven into the skein of history, Fernand Braudel perceives a 'deep structure' lurking under the surface of modern European history.

A Like Arnold Toynbee did
B Like Arnold Toynbee
C As did Arnold Toynbee
D As Arnold Toynbee
E Not unlike Arnold Toynbee did

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27 Feb 2004, 14:48
is B the answer....LIKE should NOt be used as a conjunction or to introduce a clause...
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27 Feb 2004, 16:33
vivek_dj wrote:
Like Arnold Toynbee did , who saw cycles and patterns as intrinsically woven into the skein of history, Fernand Braudel perceives a 'deep structure' lurking under the surface of modern European history.

A Like Arnold Toynbee did
B Like Arnold Toynbee
C As did Arnold Toynbee
D As Arnold Toynbee
E Not unlike Arnold Toynbee did

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here we are comparing two individuals. we use " like" here .
simplifying, Like A, B perceives a deep structure ....

IMO, B is best.

A is flawed...if "did" is used, explaining his work is not correct.
C , D ..."As" is incorrect here
E Redundant usage
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01 Mar 2004, 00:08
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(looking at avatar) batliwala, why don't you go and have some sleep?
definitely, it is (b)
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01 Mar 2004, 09:08
This is a Comparison problem. We know it is because of the word like and as. Since we are comparing someone/something with Fernand Braudel, it will be most likely a person (i.e. Arnold Toynbee), and so we will use the word like rather than as. The did in A is superfluous, so the correct answer is B

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