Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
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# Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks

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24 Mar 2012, 01:57
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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks "Dizzy" played many other musical instruments, including the piano.
A. Like
B. As have
C. Just as with
D. Just like
E. As did

I was able to eliminate B,C, and D. But what's wrong with E?

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24 Mar 2012, 03:10
'As did' - distorts the meaning of the sentence.

When we use 'as did' the sentence wrongly conveys the meaning that John Birks played many other instruments in the same way it was played by other jazz players.
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24 Mar 2012, 03:41
Like..Option A is the right answer in my opinion
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Re: Veritas SC 1 Q#26 [#permalink]

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24 Mar 2012, 05:58
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you are not comparing the actions or the types of instruments that the new guys is playing, rather you are just saying X is like Y in the way he plays several instruments. But the core of the structure is to show similarity in people, what follows is secondary. This rules out B, C and E.

In D, Just like is longer than Like and doesn't significantly add or remove any more meaning than "Like", so redundancy.

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