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# Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings,

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Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.
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13 Mar 2007, 10:33
E

we need to compare people , and also use like

only E does this
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13 Mar 2007, 11:18
E seems to be the best answer. Comparison of Brontes and Brownings with James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.
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14 Mar 2007, 06:02
Give me E.

Like is used to compare nouns. So B&D are out.
Since we are comparing James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to someone else, E stands out as the obvious choice
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15 Mar 2007, 11:16
punnu_mba wrote:
Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.

The original sentence tries to compare idolization with james joyce and virginia woolf. Therefore A, B & C are out. It in D has no refrence so the only option left is E, Which is the correct answer.

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15 Mar 2007, 11:29
The answer is E as the comparison to be done between like things or persons
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Two nouns are compared, like is correct.
As is used when two actions performed by two nouns are compared or two verbs are compared.
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24 Mar 2007, 08:54
Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.: Concise and correct

so E for me
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I chose E as the correct answer:

The use of "like" signals a comparison in which the 2 things being compared should be logically and grammatically parallel.

A. In this answer choice, the idolization is being compared to 2 people - James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. This does not make sense.

B. Again, idolization is beging compared to the 2 people.

C. I was not sure what "that" refers to. Also, it seems like "that accorded" is being compared to James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. This answer can't be right.

D. The use of "it" is ambiguous because I'm not sure what it is supposed to refer to. Again, "it" is being compared to the 2 people.

E. This answer clearly states the comparison. The use of "like" is correct and the Brontes and Brownings are accurately compared to James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.
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Hi, can anyone explain what is "the" doing in the answer choice E) Like "the" Brontes and Brownings, please.
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03 Mar 2014, 20:14
Option E,since only E makes the correct comparison between 'Brontes and Brownings' and 'James and Virginia'.

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01 Apr 2014, 15:18
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Hi, can anyone explain what is "the" doing in the answer choice E) Like "the" Brontes and Brownings, please.

The is just working as an Article.
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06 Apr 2014, 07:34
I found this explanation in the e-gmat forum and thought this could be useful to fellow students hence posting it here.

There are two aspects to comparison - logic and grammar. The original sentence presents the logic bit uses incorrect grammar to convey that logic.

Same is the case with all the other answer choices.

However Choice E corrects that error. I agree that there is no "idolization" mentioned anywhere in the sentence. But the sentence says that Joyce and Woolf are subject to a certain type of "veneration". This clearly shows that "the basis of comparison" between these writers are that they all have gotten a certain kind of veneration.

Take this simple example:

Like moon, she is beautiful.
Around "moon", the word "beauty" is not mentioned. But we know from the sentence that a girl has been compared to a moon because the basis of comparison between them is their beauty. The later part of the sentence explicitly states that.
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01 Jun 2014, 00:37
Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.

Like must be used to compare similar elements:Joyce and Woolf are like the Brontes and the Brownings; they are not like the idolization.so Option E is the only correct option which correctly compare similar elements.
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25 Oct 2014, 11:58
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Hello,

What does the pronoun "this" (in 'this kind') refer to?

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Hello,

What does the pronoun "this" (in 'this kind') refer to?

Thanks!

This is actually a mistake in bringing the problem over. The original problem uses 'the' instead of 'this'.

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15 Jan 2015, 23:13
We need to compare 2 nouns and we have a clear comparison in E.

punnu_mba wrote:
Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.
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27 Feb 2015, 00:22
Chose E for the right comparison.
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