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I would have picked "As" also. I understand that "like" is used for nouns and "As" is used for phrases, but what about the difference in meaning between these two sentences:
I play sports like Football, Basketball, and Golf VS. I play sports such as Football, Basketball, and Golf
One is describing a similarity (like) vs the other is giving specific examples (as). It's because of this reasoning why I chose E.
"Like" and "as" are used for comparison while "such as" is used to present examples.
I play sports like football, basketball, and golf.
I'm afraid this senetnce is not correct because here "like" has been used to present the kinds of sports "I" play. To present the examples of sports, we must use "such as". Hence, the second sentence with "such as" is perfect. Also note that the first sentence cannot present comparison because that comparison does not convey logical meaning. Comparing "sports" with "football, golf, and basketball" is not logical. The fisrt senetnce means that "I" play sports in the same way "I" play "football, basketball, and golf". Comparison must always be logical. Click on the link below to understand the correct usage of "like", "as", and "such as" in detail. as-vs-like-correct-and-incorrect-usages-133950.html#p1092922
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(D) As with Ernest Hemingway's prose, Cormac McCarthy's: Incorrect. In this choice, role of "with" is unclear. What is it "with" EH's prose. This question is not answered.
(E) As that of Ernest Hemingway, the prose of Cormac McCarthy: Incorrect. When "as" is used for comparison, it is followed by either "a clause" or "a prepositional phrase". Here "as" is followed by a noun phrase.
Straight C. The question tests parallelism: Hemingway's prose versus McCarthy's. Apples should be compared with apples, not oranges-- one can't compare Hemingway/McCarthy to a prose, as seen in the wrong answer choices.
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