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# 1. <Like Edward Grieg whom Scandanavians long refused to

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1. <Like Edward Grieg whom Scandanavians long refused to recognise>,the Italians' disregard for Verdi persisted for a decade after his critical acclaim in France and Austria.

a)
b)Like Edward Grieg, who the Scandanavians long refused to recognise,
c)Just as Edward Grieg was long refused recognition by the Scandanavians,
d)Just as the Scandanavians long refused to recognise Edward Grieg, so
e)Like the Scandavanians' long refusal to recognise Edward Grieg,

15. <Madagascar was one of the last habitable areas of the earth to undergo human settlement ,which has made it> an ideal site for researching rare flora and fauna.

a)
b) Madagascar was one the last habitable areas of the earth to have undergone human settlement,and that has made it
e)Because Madagascar was one of the last habitable areas of the earth to undergo human settlement,it is
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19 Mar 2004, 07:07
E & B

In first the comparison is wrong and the choice E makes the correct comparison of the Scandavanians refusal to Italians' disregard.

B corrects the error caused by the word which. Also, it explains correctly that due to the human settlement Madagascar has become an ideal site for researching.
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19 Mar 2004, 08:23
Skeletor wrote:

15. <Madagascar was one of the last habitable areas of the earth to undergo human settlement ,which has made it> an ideal site for researching rare flora and fauna.

a)
b) Madagascar was one the last habitable areas of the earth to have undergone human settlement,and that has made it
e)Because Madagascar was one of the last habitable areas of the earth to undergo human settlement,it is

Could you please give us all the options for this question. Thanks
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21 Mar 2004, 08:20
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1. <Like Edward Grieg whom Scandanavians long refused to recognise>,the Italians' disregard for Verdi persisted for a decade after his critical acclaim in France and Austria.

a)
b)Like Edward Grieg, who the Scandanavians long refused to recognise,
c)Just as Edward Grieg was long refused recognition by the Scandanavians,
d)Just as the Scandanavians long refused to recognise Edward Grieg, so
e)Like the Scandavanians' long refusal to recognise Edward Grieg,

here , there are three major issues
1. Just as
Just as ....should be used along with "so" for correct comparison

2. Like
Like should be used to compare NOUNS
"As " is used to compare ACTIONS

3. Comparison
Compare apples to apples

D is the best answer ...correct use of RULE 1.

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15. <Madagascar was one of the last habitable areas of the earth to undergo human settlement ,which has made it> an ideal site for researching rare flora and fauna.
a)
b) Madagascar was one the last habitable areas of the earth to have undergone human settlement,and that has made it
e)Because Madagascar was one of the last habitable areas of the earth to undergo human settlement,it is

In A... "which" does not clearly refer to Madagascar.

B.. again "that" does not clearly refer to "last habitable areas"

Here E seems to be the best answer

"It" clearly refers to Madagascar. and this is only due to the "because".
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21 Mar 2004, 11:13
praetorian123,

"3. Comparison
Compare apples to apples "

is q 1 how this holds true?

"Scandanavians long refused to recognise Edward Grieg" can not be compared to
"the Italians' disregard"
i still say E and E.

pls explain.
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21 Mar 2004, 11:21
mbamantra wrote:
praetorian123,

"3. Comparison
Compare apples to apples "

is q 1 how this holds true?

"Scandanavians long refused to recognise Edward Grieg" can not be compared to
"the Italians' disregard"
i still say E and E.

pls explain.

hmm.... its comparing two similar attitudes toward something.

LIKE may not be correct because its comparing an ACTION [ the refusal ]
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21 Mar 2004, 12:07
In the first question

In choice E uses LIKE correctly to compare two NOUNS.

Second question,

as praet explained, E is the best.
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21 Mar 2004, 12:29
gmatblast wrote:
In the first question

In choice E uses LIKE correctly to compare two NOUNS.

Second question,

as praet explained, E is the best.

two questions for you about the Edward SC.

1. Is this question about noun comparison? what exactly is the sentence comparing - an action or a person?

2. what are the two nouns you are comparing here?
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21 Mar 2004, 21:37

E
E

I'm afraid I don't have explanations guys.
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21 Mar 2004, 22:35
Skeletor wrote:
Prat...is 'the refusal' an action or a noun?

I am very sure , its an action.

where'd you get this. i am very interested to see what explanation you have.
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22 Mar 2004, 07:55
praetorian123 wrote:
gmatblast wrote:
In the first question

In choice E uses LIKE correctly to compare two NOUNS.

Second question,

as praet explained, E is the best.

two questions for you about the Edward SC.

1. Is this question about noun comparison? what exactly is the sentence comparing - an action or a person?

2. what are the two nouns you are comparing here?

Actually it compares two NOUN PHRASES

The two nouns PHRASES are:

the Scandavanians' long refusal to recognise Edward Grieg

AND

the Italians' disregard for Verdi

I do not know why you said refusal is action. It is definitely a NOUN. The corresponding action word would be just "refuse"

For example,

You refuse to do something. (refuse here is an action)

We can not say: You refusal to do something.

You sent your refusal to the party. (refusal here is noun only).
22 Mar 2004, 07:55
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