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# Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century

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Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century [#permalink]  07 Mar 2006, 17:35
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Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than
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Re: SC: as/like [#permalink]  07 Mar 2006, 17:51
Its E.
Question is testing here correct idiom and comparision.
View X as Y is correct idiom and like is also used correctly for correct comparision.

vivek123 wrote:
Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than
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We need "like" here for comparing "Samuel Sewall" with other seventeenth-century colonists.

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(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than
>> wrong comparision, Action of "Samuel Sewall" is comparied with "seventeenth-century colonists" ... Wrong

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as
>>> wrong modifier also passive and wordy

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as
>>> "like other seventeenth-century colonists" seems to modify property arrangement . Also pronoun "it" is ambigous
(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than
>>>> awkward ...
(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

>>> proper comarision b/w Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists. Active voice Right
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^ E ^

like ---> when comparing nouns

and the correct placement of the modifier
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E with everyone.
As Matt would say, gmat likes:
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