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A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marxâ€™s Das Kapital is to socialism.

A. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what

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16 Oct 2006, 22:19
KC wrote:
A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marxâ€™s Das Kapital is to socialism.

A. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what

E

A to B what C to D sounds OK

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17 Oct 2006, 19:43
OA is E

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10 Jun 2013, 02:54
Could someone explain why D is not correct and E is the answer?

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10 Jun 2013, 05:47
KC wrote:
A leading figure in the Scottish enlightenment, Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marxâ€™s Das Kapital is to socialism.

A. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C. Adam Smithâ€™s two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E. Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what

ABC contain comparison errors, hence wrong.
As far as D is concerned, D has an idiom error.
Correct idiom is:

X is to Y what A is to B

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