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While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery,
Alabama.
(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like (Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused
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08 Feb 2006, 15:29
A?
B. Comparing courage with Rosa Parks
C.Comparing courage with Rosa Parks
D. Comparison is ligical. But 'for refusing' changes the meaning of the sentece and awkward.
E. like or unlike is better for expressing the meaning 'similar to'
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09 Feb 2006, 06:47
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cool_jonny009 wrote:
While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery,
Alabama.
(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like (Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

A. though it is double negatives.

Professor,

I had the same doubt, how come double -ve is right .

but OA is A .

can some body explain this ?
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09 Feb 2006, 09:47
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cool_jonny009 wrote:
While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery,
Alabama.
(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like (Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

A. though it is double negatives.

Professor,

I had the same doubt, how come double -ve is right .

but OA is A .

can some body explain this ?

In my opinion double -ve is correct here because all other choices are odd. I was about to select D but realized that "For refusing..." makes the sentence dubious as reader can not understand whether "For refusing..." applies to Jackie Robinson or Rosa Parks.
Comparision in all other options (B, C & D) is wrong.

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09 Feb 2006, 10:39
I strongly agree to option "A"

like a,b,c not always means unlike d to z (is true in specific scope)

so, not unlike d to z is not always like a,b,c !
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09 Feb 2006, 10:52
cool_jonny009 wrote:
While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery,
Alabama.
(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like (Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

A..double negative
B...double negative
C... missing pronoun.

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09 Feb 2006, 19:09
A. The courage of Jackie was like that of Rosa parks, who refused to move to the back of the bus.

The courage of Jackie was not unlike that of Rosa parks.
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09 Feb 2006, 20:04
cool_jonny009 wrote:
Professor wrote:
cool_jonny009 wrote:
While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery,
Alabama.
(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like (Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

A. though it is double negatives.

Professor,

I had the same doubt, how come double -ve is right .

but OA is A .

can some body explain this ?

Double negative= positive. ~not unlike~ conveys the same meaning as ~like~

(A) is correct and grammatically fine.
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18 Dec 2006, 08:18
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Why not E though ?

because E says that the courage of Parks and whomever else was exactly the same and not 'similar'
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18 Dec 2006, 11:33
Sentence is comparing two nouns so A is better
18 Dec 2006, 11:33
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