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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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Re: sc-jackie [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 05:23
spriya 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

This SC i found tough


the difficult part is understanding the meaning of "not unlike". I am not sure what it means. But here we are comparing JR's courage with that of RP.

I guess ... is it A ?
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Re: sc-jackie [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 05:42
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spriya 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

This SC i found tough


the difficult part is understanding the meaning of "not unlike". I am not sure what it means. But here we are comparing JR's courage with that of RP.

I guess ... is it A ?


OA is A indeed!!

But i opted for E since not unlike does not sound correct to me !!!
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Re: sc-jackie [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 08:33
spriya 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

This SC i found tough


Where ever you see a double negative, remove the two negatives and see what the stem is telling you.
Here the stem tells us that- "Jackie Robinson's courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was like that of Rosa Parks".
(B) compares courage with Rosa Parks.
(C) compares courage with Rosa Parks
(D) correctly uses "that", but "for refusing" is awkward contsruction
(E) courage of A was "as that of" B is an incorrect comparison/usage. To compare two noun phrases, "like" should be used and not "as".

Hence (A)
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Re: sc-jackie [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 08:37
leonidas wrote:
spriya 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

This SC i found tough


Where ever you see a double negative, remove the two negatives and see what the stem is telling you.
Here the stem tells us that- "Jackie Robinson's courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was like that of Rosa Parks".
(B) compares courage with Rosa Parks.
(C) compares courage with Rosa Parks
(D) correctly uses "that", but "for refusing" is awkward contsruction
(E) courage of A was "as that of" B is a correct comparison.
Hence (A)

I found E good !!
can u explain why Is A better than E !!!
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Re: sc-jackie [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 08:57
Sorry in my post.
should have been:
(E) courage of A was "as that of" B is an incorrect comparison/usage.

To compare two noun phrases, "like" should be used and not "as".
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Re: sc-jackie [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 09:09
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Sorry in my post.
should have been:
(E) courage of A was "as that of" B is an incorrect comparison/usage.

To compare two noun phrases, "like" should be used and not "as".

Right NOUN VS NOUN -> LIKE

ok then nothing wrong in using not unlike !!!
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Re: While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 09:53
i dont agree with the explanation here.. AS can be used for comparing.

the only thing is .. if we use AS to compare we should have a clause after AS. B C D make illogical comparison.
DOuble negatives are generally not accepted in english writing on in GMAT.
BUt in this case its used. and is correct.
Although i find E to be better construction. We are compareing the courage of X to that of Y.

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Re: While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 21:27
If "as" were to be replaced by "like" in (E), will that be a better answer than (A)?
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