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As concerned citizens continue to investigate the activities of the CIA, their surprising similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become impossible to ignore.

(A) their surprising similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(B) the surprise of their similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(C) the surprising similarity between them and Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(D) the surprising similarity between the CIA and Russia’s infamous KGB becomes
(E) the surprising similarity of the CIA with Russia’s infamous KGB becomes

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As concerned citizens continue to investigate the activities of the CIA, their surprising similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become impossible to ignore.

(A) their surprising similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(B) the surprise of their similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(C) the surprising similarity between them and Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(D) the surprising similarity between the CIA and Russia’s infamous KGB becomes
(E) the surprising similarity of the CIA with Russia’s infamous KGB becomes


CIA is considered singular noun.

Anything with the word "their" or "them" is incorrect for the above reason.

so A,B,C are incorrect.

D is superior to E because the similarity would be between x and y

Not the similarity of x with y

The highlighted parts in the answer choices points out the flaws.

Answer choice D
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As concerned citizens continue to investigate the activities of the CIA, their surprising similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become impossible to ignore.

(A) their surprising similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(B) the surprise of their similarity to Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(C) the surprising similarity between them and Russia’s infamous KGB has become
(D) the surprising similarity between the CIA and Russia’s infamous KGB becomes
(E) the surprising similarity of the CIA with Russia’s infamous KGB becomes


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This sentence compares the CIA to the KGB. The plural pronouns ‘their’ and ‘them’, are inappropriate as they refer to the CIA, a singular entity. Eliminate A, B and C. That leaves you with choices D and E. Choice E uses the incorrect preposition ‘of’. It is a similarity between two things, not of one with another. Choice D is the correct answer.
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