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# SC - As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports

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143. As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are, New York’s were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
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C. We use Like to compare nouns, in this case we compare nation's airports to NY airports.
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This one is best approached by remembering that "as" compares verbs and "like" compares nouns.
we're comparing airports, so A and B are eliminated.

Since D and E make it sound like we are comparing cities to the airport,
the answer must be C since that choice makes it clear that we are comparing airports to airports

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02 Jun 2010, 20:20
Here New York’s airports are compared with other airports. Non-underlined portion shows one part of the comparison and hence shows nouns are compared with nouns. So, I choose C
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02 Jun 2010, 22:23
IMO C

Like (noun1)'s,(noun2)'s

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02 Jun 2010, 23:59
IMO C

We are comparing airports(nouns) so A and B out.
ALso D and E compare cities
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11 Jun 2010, 23:08
Yes has to be C....i got that now....

mostly sentences that start with 'Like' compares one noun i.e. airports in this case with another.
And thats exactky wat it is doing here.

Secondly, the tense IMO can't be are & were. The change in tense is not required here...should be the same.

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