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Salman Rushdie

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07 Jan 2009, 06:39
Like many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, about a Native American who receives the gift of immortality, was an abject failure.

A. Like many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, about
B. As have many successful authors, the first of Salman Rushdie’s novels, Grimus, about
C. Just as with many successful authors, the first of Salman Rushdie’s novels, Grimus, about
D. Just like many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, on
E. As did many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, on
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07 Jan 2009, 06:43
My choice is C.

What is the OA?
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07 Jan 2009, 07:15
I think C is correct.

A and D liken authors to Rushdie's book.
B and E just sound wrong.
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07 Jan 2009, 08:19
Like many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, about a Native American who receives the gift of immortality, was an abject failure.

A. Like many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, about
B. As have many successful authors, the first of Salman Rushdie’s novels, Grimus, about
C. Just as with many successful authors, the first of Salman Rushdie’s novels, Grimus, about
D. Just like many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, on
E. As did many successful authors, Salman Rushdie’s first novel, Grimus, on

I dont see a good choice at all.

A & D compare authors to books.

C has idiom issue. Just as x So y is the correct idiom

B & E remain. I would choose E over B for two reasons

(1) as did is past tense

(2) SR's first novel is better than first of SR's novels.

Novel about is better than Novel on.

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07 Jan 2009, 08:38
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