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An innovative and decade-defining band, the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what Mikhail Baryshnikov's choreographies are to modern ballet.

A. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what
B. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music like
C. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music just as
D. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music similar to
E. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music what

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An innovative and decade-defining band, the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what Mikhail Baryshnikov's choreographies are to modern ballet.

Meaning analysis: The Beatles is an innovative and decade-defining band. Sentence compares songs of The Beatles with choreographies of Mikhail Baryshnikov.
General structure looks like: A is to B what C is to D

Error analysis: Opening noun modifiers modify “the song”, but it description of the Beatles. This is the only error here.

A. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what

B. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music like
(modifier error, "like" has to be followed by noun for comparisons, hence the usage here is incorrect)

C. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music just as
(modifier error, I'm not sure that "just as" wrong here :roll: )

D. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music similar to
(we are left with D and E, D copmared to E is wordy, E sounds much better and clear)

E. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music what

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A is to B what P is to Q
Songs are to Popular Music what Choreographies are to Modern Ballet.

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An innovative and decade-defining band, the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what Mikhail Baryshnikov's choreographies are to modern ballet.

A. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what - Opening modifier "An innovative and decade-defining band" should modify whatever comes immediately after it
B. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music like - opening modifier issue - same as A
C. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music just as - opening modifier issue - same as A
D. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music similar to - the usage of similar to is redundant and unidiomatic. Since the analogy construction already corresponds to the idea of "analogy", under which the idea of similarity is subsumed, the use of similar to constitutes redundancy and is thus incorrect.
E. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music what - Correct

X is to Y what A is to B
X is to Y as A is to B - idioms used to show ANALOGY

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An innovative and decade-defining band, the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what Mikhail Baryshnikov's choreographies are to modern ballet.

A. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music what
B. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music like
C. the songs of the Beatles are to popular music just as
D. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music similar to
E. the Beatles composed songs that are to popular music what

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we can easily correct the wrong referent. An innovative and decade-defining band refers to the Beatles, not their songs (as in answers (A), (B), and (C)). Furthermore, the correct idiomatic expression is X is to Y what A is to B which leaves us with (E) as the only possible correct answer.
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