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While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

a) cuts were made in nonsalary compensation,as in
b) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
c) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
d) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
e) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Could you explain why A and D are incorrect.

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01 Dec 2003, 13:52
I would say B...

A is incorrect b/c the break in the sentence (after compensation) is not necessary...if you wanted to use as it would only make sense if you had a "such" in front of it...such as would be a better fit...

and D is incorrect b/c "like" is used to compare things...in this sentence we are not comparing this, but merely stating which types of areas might receive the cuts...
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01 Dec 2003, 18:45
praetorian123 wrote:
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

a) cuts were made in nonsalary compensation,as in
b) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
c) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
d) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
e) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Could you explain why A and D are incorrect.

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As + S + V (usually, GMAT 's logical0
like + Noun (GMAT's logical)
So, I choose D as my answer.
Plus, intuition..................
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02 Dec 2003, 05:33
vote for B

such... as... is correctly employed here
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02 Dec 2003, 12:50
I vote for B too.

D is wrong also because "like" is used to list things which are like those things that we want ..... but here allowances etc are examples of the things we are talking about and not "like" them.

What!! .... I confused myself above. Here is one more shot at explaining ....

Basically, "like" is used when you want to list the things which are like something but not the actual thing. Example: "fruits that are yellow like the Sun". Here Sun is not a fruit and so need not be in the list of fruits and so we could use "like".

But when you say "fruits that are yellow such as oranges", you are saying that "oranges" is also included in the list.

(Yeah I know "yellow such as oranges" sounds wierd )

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02 Dec 2003, 13:30

Official ans?
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15 Mar 2006, 20:55
Praetorian wrote:
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

a) cuts were made in nonsalary compensation,as in
b) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
c) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
d) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
e) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

Could you explain why A and D are incorrect.

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A or D

how do we conclude that we are talking about expenses 'such as' or 'like'

We know 'such as' means including the listed items

and

'like' means similar items may not be ones listed

may be the author does not know if the cuts were actually in 'allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships' but is sure that cuts were made in similar items!!!

D can be eliminated for changing the meaning of the sentence but what is the original meaning the one in A?

Based on my limited understanding, we can debate this till we are blue in face but am I missing some key concept here?
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15 Mar 2006, 21:08
good to know that OA is B. chose B.
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15 Mar 2006, 21:10
B for using such....as structure correctly.

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16 Mar 2006, 01:33
Yes I chose ^ B ^ too
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10 May 2008, 05:16
pitts20042006 wrote:
I vote for B too.

D is wrong also because "like" is used to list things which are like those things that we want ..... but here allowances etc are examples of the things we are talking about and not "like" them.

What!! .... I confused myself above. Here is one more shot at explaining ....

Basically, "like" is used when you want to list the things which are like something but not the actual thing. Example: "fruits that are yellow like the Sun". Here Sun is not a fruit and so need not be in the list of fruits and so we could use "like".

But when you say "fruits that are yellow such as oranges", you are saying that "oranges" is also included in the list.

(Yeah I know "yellow such as oranges" sounds wierd )

perfect explanation. just perfect. thanks a lot . this was the reasoning i was looking for to know the difference between like and as
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12 Jan 2014, 02:53
While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made in nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

we should be expecting two events happening at the same time, since while triggers that.

a) cuts were made in nonsalary compensation,as in
figure out the situation and spot that "allowances for..." and "club memberships" are two examples that the author introduces. Examples are introduced by "such as"
b) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as
looks good, such "middleman" as. Correct
c) cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in
the use of those is wrong
d) cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like
the use of like is wrong
e) there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like
once again the use of like is wrong
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