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15 Oct 2005, 12:09
In Turkey , coffee is traditionally drunk very strong, much like the French do.

a)much as the french do
b) much like the french do
c)much as it is the French do
d) much as it is in France
e)much like it is in France.

My answer is E. Tell me yours
If you have any questions
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15 Oct 2005, 12:20
I am inclined to pick D. 'much as it is (drunk) in France'. We need France for proper comparison (between countries).

D for me.
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15 Oct 2005, 14:37
Agree with ywilfred - we need the country name 'France' for proper comparison.

Will go with D
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15 Oct 2005, 17:47
siddey wrote:
In Turkey , coffee is traditionally drunk very strong, much like the French do.

a)much as the french do
b) much like the french do
c)much as it is the French do
d) much as it is in France
e)much like it is in France.

My answer is E. Tell me yours

We are comparing 2 facts of the same kind here "In X, coffee is .....as it is ...in Y" . I'm left with D and E.
" much as" and " much like" , which one is better and why? Can anyone explain? Thanks.
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15 Oct 2005, 18:30
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16 Oct 2005, 00:26
siddey wrote:
In Turkey , coffee is traditionally drunk very strong, much like the French do.

a)much as the french do
b) much like the french do
c)much as it is the French do
d) much as it is in France
e)much like it is in France.

My answer is E. Tell me yours

Because we compare coffee and coffee, so we should use "as"
If we compare different things, we should use "like"
Ex: Like tea, coffee is a traditional drink in Turkey.
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16 Oct 2005, 02:09
complicated wrote:
siddey wrote:
In Turkey , coffee is traditionally drunk very strong, much like the French do.

a)much as the french do
b) much like the french do
c)much as it is the French do
d) much as it is in France
e)much like it is in France.

My answer is E. Tell me yours

Because we compare coffee and coffee, so we should use "as"
If we compare different things, we should use "like"
Ex: Like tea, coffee is a traditional drink in Turkey.

I am not sure Complicated.
As -> relative to an action
Like -> relative to nouns
concerning this example we are talking about : drinking coffee
this is my understanding. Other members should confirm wether I am right.
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16 Oct 2005, 02:13
Antmavel wrote:
complicated wrote:
siddey wrote:
In Turkey , coffee is traditionally drunk very strong, much like the French do.

a)much as the french do
b) much like the french do
c)much as it is the French do
d) much as it is in France
e)much like it is in France.

My answer is E. Tell me yours

Because we compare coffee and coffee, so we should use "as"
If we compare different things, we should use "like"
Ex: Like tea, coffee is a traditional drink in Turkey.

I am not sure Complicated.
As -> relative to an action
Like -> relative to nouns
concerning this example we are talking about : drinking coffee
this is my understanding. Other members should confirm wether I am right.

I agree with what 'complicated' says.
As -> leads a sentence (subject + verb)
Like -> leads a phrase (noun)
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16 Oct 2005, 02:39
I double-check in dictionary, like can still be used for clauses!
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16 Oct 2005, 07:30
D it is

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16 Oct 2005, 07:42
laxieqv wrote:
I double-check in dictionary, like can still be used for clauses!

are you sure????? i think like can only used to compare nouns and noun phrases......

D is good one..
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16 Oct 2005, 17:28
I definitely agree with D but I also would like to understand why D is right.

I thought it was because we need to use "as" in order to use a clause instead of a noun :
In Turkey, coffee is traditionally drunk very strong, much as it is (DRUNK)in France

However, imagine we had another sentence :
In Turkey , coffee is traditionally very strong, much like it is in France

This is my understanding. Can someone confirm or clarify this ?
16 Oct 2005, 17:28
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