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n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.

a) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
b) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
c) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
d) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
e) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 16:07
C.
The key to this question is to understand how modifier is attached to the end of the sentence. C uses absolute phrase correctly.

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n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.

a) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
b) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
c) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
d) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
e) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 16:57
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The key point in this question is to recognise wether to use like or as. This can be done by rewriting the statement as:
An overwhelming proportion of women work in Hungary,as in much of Eastern Europe, many of which are in middle management and light industry.
Since action is being compared so as would be used instead of like. Hence D and E are eliminated. B is wrong bcos it violates parallelism by using "with" instead of "in". Now b/w A and C, As wrong bcos of usage of "which" (distosts the meaning). C is the best choice

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n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.

a) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
b) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
c) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
d) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
e) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 18:16
many of them in X? <= That sounds wrong to me.. though I can't find the rule...
many of whom <= sounds correct and gmatish.
many in X <- might also be ok.
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 18:47
ritula wrote:
"WORKS" is the main verb in C
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if C, where is main verb?


Thanks ritula,

"which" can not refer to "women", that is why C is the best
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2009, 09:48
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n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.

a) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
b) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
c) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in
d) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are
e) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in

Please explain.


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IMO E

Taking into account that "as" is used to introduce sentences (with verb) and "like" to introduce clauses (no verb), A, B and C out

Between D and E, I think "a proportion of women" is plural: so E

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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2009, 19:25
ritula wrote:
The key point in this question is to recognise wether to use like or as. This can be done by rewriting the statement as:
An overwhelming proportion of women work in Hungary,as in much of Eastern Europe, many of which are in middle management and light industry.
Since action is being compared so as would be used instead of like. Hence D and E are eliminated. B is wrong bcos it violates parallelism by using "with" instead of "in". Now b/w A and C, As wrong bcos of usage of "which" (distosts the meaning). C is the best choice


For deiciding whether to use LIKE or AS, ritual's explanation is perfect. Since the clause is being compared(an overwhelming proportion of women work), we have to use AS. D and E out of the race.

B is out of the race because of "an overwhelming proportion of women works". Subject - Verb agreement.

The last part of the sentence "many of.......light industry" is a subgroup modifier, trying to descibe a portion of the larger group.

In A, "many of which are in" which cannot refer to people. Hence it is out of the race.

B is my ans.
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 13:18
IMO C

a) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in – which can’t refer to human beings
b) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in – as with wrong
c) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in – Correct
d) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are – like is wrong. Can’t use for prepositional phrases
e) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in - like is wrong. Can’t use for prepositional phrases
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2009, 14:07
Since we compare action here not nouns, then we should choose "as", not "like". C is the best of the answers with "as".
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OA please


OA is C
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 02:31
imo-c , will go with getmba's explanation
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 07:36
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But the subtle part for me is the proportion of [plural noun] + plural/singular

Thanks to the following post, I get the idea
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/in- ... t5864.html

the proportion of filipinos living in milpitas has increased --> it's the actual proportion that has increased (filipinos can't "increase")

a large proportion of the filipinos in milpitas work in san jose --> the filipinos themselves work (a proportion can't work)
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Re: SC: as vs like .. [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 23:42
an overwhelming proportion of women is plural so i eliminated B and D.it must be work not works.
Among A, C and E ..
A is eliminated because which can't refer to any person or human being...use of like is incorrect
so we are left with option C..

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Re: n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 00:03
Can someone provide a detailed explanation on this one. Thanks in advance!
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Can someone provide a detailed explanation on this one. Thanks in advance!


as the sentence is starting with IN HUNGARY...
IN = PREPOSITION...
now LIKE is never followed by prepositional phrase...so we cannot use LIKE ...
So we can eliminate option containing LIKE.
more over in options containing LIKE ..much of is followed by like....hence the comparison is also not correct.

according to parallel structure necessity..we need:
in hungary, AS IN....

basing this we can eliminate option B.
MOREOVER option B HAS singular verb WORKS for plural subject ,,hence incorrect.

OPTION A everything correct except...use oF WHICH.
now we know we can never USE which /that for human beings....
so MANY OF WHICH...this is wrong..

hence left with OPTION C

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Re: n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2014, 07:09
I have a question regarding Subject-Verb in the question.

An overwhelming proportion of women work (or workS)?

Should the verb follow "A proportion" or "Women"?
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Re: n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 22:32
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I have a question regarding Subject-Verb in the question.

An overwhelming proportion of women work (or workS)?

Should the verb follow "A proportion" or "Women"?


The "proportion" cannot work, hence "women" is what needs to be considered to choose between the sing. works and plu. work.
Women = Plural. Therefore, women work.

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Re: n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 06:08
unknown5386 wrote:
I have a question regarding Subject-Verb in the question.

An overwhelming proportion of women work (or workS)?

Should the verb follow "A proportion" or "Women"?

Indeed this is very confusing. I looked in Official guide, and saw an example where "proportion" is used as "singular": Question 43 in official guide.

Are there any rules?
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Re: n Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 06:20
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An overwhelming proportion of women work (or workS)?


the correct sentence :An overwhelming proportion of women work
logic : its the women who work not the proportion !!
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