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# A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie

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A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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14 Jun 2018, 11:58
pushpitkc wrote:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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Tough question. I'm not 100% sure on this but this is how I would approach it.

"Like" is used when comparing things that are similar but not equal to each other. In this case the exact same thing happened to both people - they each were awarded the nobel prize - therefore "like" does not work. Eliminate A and I would also eliminate D for same reason.

In choosing between B, C, and E I think it comes down to parallelism. For Marie Curie, we need something parallel to "Irene Joliot-Curie WAS awarded". Therefore, I would choose B since it implies "just as Marie Curie WAS awarded the nobel prize, so WAS her daughter awarded the nobel prize"

Also, C & E make it sound like Irene Joliot-Curie won the award as Marie Curie.

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14 Jun 2018, 12:52
IMO B as the action of giving award is compared.

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21 Jun 2018, 23:14
pushpitkc wrote:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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Pushpit OE please. Not able to understand why A is OA.
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28 Jun 2018, 01:29
A for me. The comparison is between Marie Curie and her daughter. Therefore 'as' cannot be used (as is used to compare clauses). Eliminate B, C and E. Similar to is not used to show comparison, out D.
Like+Noun is used to compare nouns, thus A is correct
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28 Jun 2018, 02:39
pushpitkc wrote:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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A. like Marie Curie -> correct. Like is used to compare nouns. Correct usage. Her daughter is compared to Marie curie

B. as Marie Curie was -> incorrect. as Marie curie was what? Also, Clause is compared with noun. Incorrect comparison.

C. just as Marie Curie -> incorrect. Wrong idiom . Correct usage is ' just as X, Y' where X and Y should be parallel. Here X and Y are not parallel as X is noun and Y is clause.

D. similar to Marie Curie -> incorrect. Gives wrong meaning that her daughter was similar to Marie curie.

E. as Marie Curie -> incorrect. As with nouns is used to show role/function.
Ex As a mother, Tina was supposed to take care of her child.
'As Marie curie' is wrong because it gives a meaning that her daughter was playing the role of Marie curie. Wrong

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11 Aug 2019, 09:44
pushpitkc wrote:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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why is b wrong ?
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Updated on: 22 Aug 2019, 00:24
ammuseeru wrote:
pushpitkc wrote:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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why is b wrong ?

ammuseeru
This question is something like:
Like X, Y is/was blah blah...
or,
Unlike X, Y is/was blah blah...
Here the core is:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.
or, in more concise:
A fact is that like Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.
So, the core is:
Like Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.
So, if you put verb was (like choice B), it'll not make sense-It'll not be replica of Like/Unlike pattern.

Originally posted by Asad on 21 Aug 2019, 13:26.
Last edited by Asad on 22 Aug 2019, 00:24, edited 1 time in total.
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31 Aug 2019, 01:55
pushpitkc wrote:
A fact that only few are aware of is that like Marie Curie, her daughter Irene Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize.

A. like Marie Curie
B. as Marie Curie was
C. just as Marie Curie
D. similar to Marie Curie
E. as Marie Curie

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