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The Cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 07:15
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The Cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifices;and they were structures that represneted a city's commitment to a public realm, the opposite of being a private one.

(A) community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifices;and they were structures that represneted a city's commitment to a public realm, the opposite of being a private one.

(B) community centers as much as purely religious edifices; they were structures representing a city's commitment to public realm, as opposed to private.

(C) community centers as well as purely religious edifices; they were structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.

(D) as much community centers as purely religious edifices, structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.

(E) as much community centers as they were purely religious edifices, structures representing a city's commitment to a public realm, opposite of a private one.




super tough for me...
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Re: SC: cathedrals in middle ages [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 08:08
The answers is D.

A) community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifices;and they were structures that represneted a city's commitment to a public realm, the opposite of being a private one.

just .. as much as - repetition. The pronoun they is ambiguous - it can refer to religious edifices or community centers

(B) community centers as much as purely religious edifices; they were structures representing a city's commitment to public realm, as opposed to private.
Same error as above

(C) community centers as well as purely religious edifices; they were structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.
The pronoun they is still ambiguous

(D) as much community centers as purely religious edifices, structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.
Correct

(E) as much community centers as they were purely religious edifices, structures representing a city's commitment to a public realm, opposite of a private one.
The sentence is in past tense but representing is in present continuous and does not fit in here. "opposite of a private one" is also incorrect.

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Re: SC: cathedrals in middle ages [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 22:30
tough one
approach should be first eliminate wrong choices

"opposed to" is Correct
Eliminate A&E
then take up Idiom

.......were
(B) community centers as much as purely religious edifices; they were structures representing a city's commitment to public realm, as opposed to private.

(C) community centers as well as purely religious edifices; they were structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.

(D) as much community centers as purely religious edifices, structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.

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The Cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifices;and they were structures that represneted a city's commitment to a public realm, the opposite of being a private one.

(A) community centers just as much as they were purely religious edifices;and they were structures that represneted a city's commitment to a public realm, the opposite of being a private one.

(B) community centers as much as purely religious edifices; they were structures representing a city's commitment to public realm, as opposed to private.

(C) community centers as well as purely religious edifices; they were structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.

(D) as much community centers as purely religious edifices, structures that represented a city's commitment to a public realm, as opposed to a private one.

(E) as much community centers as they were purely religious edifices, structures representing a city's commitment to a public realm, opposite of a private one.




super tough for me...
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Re: SC: cathedrals in middle ages   [#permalink] 31 Mar 2009, 22:30
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