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Archeological excavations of Roman ruins on
the Greek island of Crete show that securing
control over the maritime trade routes of the
Eastern Mediterranean was a primary goal of
the Romans, as it was of the Greeks in
preceding centuries.
A. as it was of the Greeks
B. like that of the Greeks
C. as that of the Greeks
D. just as the Greeks did
E. as did the Greeks

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New post 21 Dec 2008, 05:04
vivektripathi wrote:
Archeological excavations of Roman ruins on
the Greek island of Crete show that securing
control over the maritime trade routes of the
Eastern Mediterranean was a primary goal of
the Romans, as it was of the Greeks in
preceding centuries.
A. as it was of the Greeks
B. like that of the Greeks
C. as that of the Greeks
D. just as the Greeks did
E. as did the Greeks


1. as +clause, so C out
2. "that" cannot refer to "goal", B out
3. "securing..." is compared to "the Greeks", the comparison is not completed , D out
4. E has the same errors as D, E out

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i am stuck up between A and B ..
A-"it" refers to what ?? sondenso pls explain .
B - Why that cannt refer to goal ?
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tenaman10 wrote:
i am stuck up between A and B ..
A-"it" refers to what ?? sondenso pls explain .
B - Why that cannt refer to goal ?


I agree I picked B. Here is why. If I ask the Q, what is compared here? goal of X to goal of Y. Clearly goal is a noun and like should be used to compare nouns and as should be used for comparing actions. I dont think it vs that is tested here.

What is the OA & OE?

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vivektripathi wrote:
Archeological excavations of Roman ruins on
the Greek island of Crete show that securing
control over the maritime trade routes of the
Eastern Mediterranean was a primary goal of
the Romans, as it was of the Greeks in
preceding centuries.
A. as it was of the Greeks
B. like that of the Greeks
C. as that of the Greeks
D. just as the Greeks did
E. as did the Greeks


tenaman10 wrote:
i am stuck up between A and B ..
A-"it" refers to what ?? sondenso pls explain .
B - Why that cannt refer to goal ?


"it" refers to "securing control over the maritime trade routes of the Eastern Mediterranean"
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I read ..."it" should refers to preceding pronoun rather than phrase .
Pls throw light on this aspect .
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vivektripathi wrote:
Archeological excavations of Roman ruins on
the Greek island of Crete show that securing
control over the maritime trade routes of the
Eastern Mediterranean was a primary goal of
the Romans, as it was of the Greeks in
preceding centuries.
A. as it was of the Greeks
B. like that of the Greeks
C. as that of the Greeks
D. just as the Greeks did
E. as did the Greeks


OA is A, "it" refers to gaol hence clear comparison

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