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An auteur whose movies define the genre, Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is to the spaghetti western.

(A) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what

(B) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave like

(C) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave just as

(D) Jean-Luc Godard directed films that are to the French New Wave similar to

(E) Jean-Luc Godard directed films that are to the French New Wave what

Originally posted by goodyear2013 on 18 Mar 2014, 15:25.
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It is between D and E. Went with E for parallelism.
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what is wrong with option A ...it maintains the proper parallel structure ....Jean-Luc films are compared to French New wave
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what is wrong with option A ...it maintains the proper parallel structure ....Jean-Luc films are compared to French New wave

The correct answer is E.

Why? Because if you see, the first part of the sentence is acting as a modifier. An auteur whose movies define the genre, Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is to the spaghetti western.
What is it modifying/describing? Jean-Luc Godard, and not his films. Hence the answer is E.

Hope that is clear.
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Between D and E

E is because What X .. is to Y construction
D is wrong because similar to X ... is to Y
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I went for D and E options as in beginning of the sentence we have the word "auteur" which means film director. Option a,b,c have mentioned "Jean-Luc Godard's films" which at high level means film in which Jean-Luc Godard has acted. But option D and E mention films directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Among D and E, went for E as i wanted to to maintain parallelism.
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Between D and E

E is because What X .. is to Y construction
D is wrong because similar to X ... is to Y



Can i add this (What X .. is to Y ) my Idiom list?

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Between D and E

E is because What X .. is to Y construction
D is wrong because similar to X ... is to Y



Can i add this (What X .. is to Y ) my Idiom list?

Experts kindly confirm

Hi,

Yes you can add this idiom to your list.

Actually 2 idioms are used for analogy:

1. X is to Y what A is to B
2. X is to Y as A is to B
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An auteur whose movies define the genre, Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is to the spaghetti western.

(A) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what

(B) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave like

(C) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave just as

(D) Jean-Luc Godard directed films that are to the French New Wave similar to

(E) Jean-Luc Godard directed films that are to the French New Wave what


This is a good question to learn modifier rule very well .
So let us just break down the original sentence .
"An auteur whose movies define the genre" is a modifier that should modify "Jean-Luc Godard" but that is not happening in choices A,B, and C .
So we are left with D and E
In D correct idiom dictates that we use "what " so E is out answer
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what is wrong with option A ...it maintains the proper parallel structure ....Jean-Luc films are compared to French New wave

Correct Answer: E

Answer choice A contains a modifier error: "An auteur" refers to Jean-Luc Godard, not "Godard's films." Choices B and C both replicate the same error, and also use unidiomatic words ("like" and "just as") to compare Godard and Leone. Answer choice D corrects the dangling modifier but uses the incorrect construction "are to" similar to make the comparison. Answer choice E is correct. The opening modifier correctly describes Godard, and properly constructs the comparison between the two men's films, with the construction "A's are to B what X is to Y."
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moazzam0987 wrote:
what is wrong with option A ...it maintains the proper parallel structure ....Jean-Luc films are compared to French New wave

Correct Answer: E

Answer choice A contains a modifier error: "An auteur" refers to Jean-Luc Godard, not "Godard's films." Choices B and C both replicate the same error, and also use unidiomatic words ("like" and "just as") to compare Godard and Leone. Answer choice D corrects the dangling modifier but uses the incorrect construction "are to" similar to make the comparison. Answer choice E is correct. The opening modifier correctly describes Godard, and properly constructs the comparison between the two men's films, with the construction "A's are to B what X is to Y."

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Can anyone help me understand the usage of "like" and "just as" in terms of comparison, as highlighted in the explanation?
Or any article explaining the same would do the help
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goodyear2013 wrote:
An auteur whose movies define the genre, Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is to the spaghetti western.

(A) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave what

(B) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave like

(C) Jean-Luc Godard's films are to the French New Wave just as

(D) Jean-Luc Godard directed films that are to the French New Wave similar to

(E) Jean-Luc Godard directed films that are to the French New Wave what


In option E, the word 'that' seems odd .. French new wave represents the French young generation ..so shouldn't it rather be

Jean luc Godard directed films are to the French new wave what Sergio's the good , the bad and the ugly is to the spagheti western.

Can anyone explain the use of ' that' ?


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