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# The inhabitants of Somania greeted the measures outlawing

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The inhabitants of Somania greeted the measures outlawing polygamy with a similar defiance that welcomed the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in the nineteen-twenties.

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(B) a similar defiance which welcomed
(C) a similar defiance to what welcomed
(D) a defiance similar to that which welcomed
(E) the same defiance welcoming

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22 Jul 2004, 05:51
B & D distort the meaning..
E is improper....
What about C?...why cant it be correct? am going with C
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22 Jul 2004, 07:08
I will go with C.

'Similar to..' is the right construction and this leaves us with choices C and D.

D has both that and which together...unsure if this is ok.

the sentence flow in C is 'similar....to what happened elsewhere' and sounds right.
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22 Jul 2004, 08:19
D, my choice.

greeted the measures with a defiance (that is similar to something)
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22 Jul 2004, 08:35
becoolja wrote:
The inhabitants of Somania greeted the measures outlawing polygamy with a similar defiance that welcomed the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in the nineteen-twenties.

(A)
(B) a similar defiance which welcomed
(C) a similar defiance to what welcomed
(D) a defiance similar to that which welcomed
(E) the same defiance welcoming

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I think that the answer is D. We need to be on the look out for a correct comparison.

We're comparing a defiance [a reaction, noun] in one situation to the defiance in a different situation, and are finding the reactions similar. All other choices distort the meaning.
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22 Jul 2004, 11:04
QA : "D"
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