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# Why is it correct to use "that" after "same

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Why is it correct to use "that" after "same as" in OA? I thought the rule was "same as...as".
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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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01 May 2012, 02:25
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Why is it correct to use "that" after "same as" in OA? I thought the rule was "same as...as".
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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

1st of all, underline the the intended portion.
"written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published" is anon-essential modifier. D and E out.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: is singular. A out.
B is awkward also comparing year with the novel. B out.
C wins.
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02 May 2012, 01:09
if you look closely, the usage of the " same ... as is not correct. Answer A compares letter written with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published. Does not sound good. And also take hint of BDSunDevil's comment. Answer C wins
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03 May 2012, 05:01
Why does D and E out because of "written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published" is a non-essential modifier?
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03 May 2012, 05:09
one can express the intended meaning w/o the non-essential modifier. D and E making the non-essential modifier into essential one, unnecessarily. also the word reveals requires a noun as close as possible. D and E miss that.
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28 May 2012, 09:00
Vote for C

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
--> "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is singular and should have been "was published"

(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
--> "of publication" is wrong

(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
--> Correct : "that" correctly introduce the suordinte clause and "was published" is correct here

(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
--> Incorrect: Mark Twain didnot releal anything, the letter did

(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
--> Incorrect: Mark Twain didnot releal anything, the letter did
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06 Jun 2012, 20:27
It is not correct as you say. "that" is only after "same year", not "same as". "That" in this sentence use to open a clause in order to modify and clarify what happens in the year.

[quote="massi2884"]Why is it correct to use "that" after "same as" in OA? I thought the rule was "same as...as".
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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

Shouldn't we cross out (A) immediately upon the sight of "were" since The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin is singular? For example, the Tales of Destiny is a very good Playstation 1 game.

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07 Jun 2012, 21:39
I think the answer is C
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