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# Like many others of his generation of Native American

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10. Like many others of his generation of Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds; born into an Iroquois community and instructed in traditional Iroquois ways, he also received an education from English-speaking teachers.
(A) Like many others of his generation of Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds;
(B) Like many others of his generation of Native American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph Brant was
(C) Like many another of his generation of Native American leaders, Joseph Brant, living in two worlds, was
(D) As with many others of his generation of Native American leaders, living in two worlds, Joseph Brant was
(E) As with many another of his generation of Native American leaders, Joseph Brant lived in two worlds;
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09 Oct 2006, 05:44
Like is incorrect, because we are talking about living, which is a verb....

So it is between D and E....

D is incorrect because it is comparing a noun and uses As

Choose E.
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09 Oct 2006, 08:00
Will go for (A). Use of 'As' is wrong since "As" is used to compare when two phrases are used.Also "many another" in (C) is wrong .(B) changes the meaning of the original sentence.The original sentence compares living in two worlds and not their "born.." Hence (A)
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09 Oct 2006, 08:10
mukeshnathani wrote:
Will go for (A). Use of 'As' is wrong since "As" is used to compare when two phrases are used.Also "many another" in (C) is wrong .(B) changes the meaning of the original sentence.The original sentence compares living in two worlds and not their "born.." Hence (A)

Clearly A, many another was a good catch Mukesh I almost missed it.
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09 Oct 2006, 12:24
Another for A.

I think the like/such as issue does not take effect here so like is OK to use.
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09 Oct 2006, 12:31
Should be A. Others seem to be too awkward.
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09 Oct 2006, 22:25
Remember to be impartial to the the ; because it is almost always the correct answer.

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13 Oct 2006, 03:36
One more for A. I think we are comparing Joseph Brant to Native American leaders. So like is ok.
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13 Oct 2006, 06:28
kidderek wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Remember to be impartial to the the ; because it is almost always the correct answer.

matt,

can you clarify?

The colon is frequently tested. Master its punctuational rules and when in doubt give the sentence that contains it greater precedence.
13 Oct 2006, 06:28
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