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# As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a

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15 Jul 2012, 21:27
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As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors.
(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is
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15 Jul 2012, 21:31
Ankit04041987 wrote:
As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors.
(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is

(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is

Like is used to compare nouns here you are giving an example of something
So use such as or Vvhether vvhen you are quoting an example or giving a fevv options

example vvhther its is raining or sunny I vvill still go to church

there are 2 options so you use vvhther /or ...

So

The rarer something becomes.... vvhether X or Y....

E
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15 Jul 2012, 21:33
Ankit04041987 wrote:
As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors.
(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is

I could be vvrong on this one

As rare as something becomes, be it

But the BE form of the vvord is used more on sujunctives.. so inappropraite.. someone correct me if I am vvrong
You need to chose best ansvver so A is out
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15 Jul 2012, 21:33
Ankit04041987 wrote:
As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors.
(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is

Redundancy

As something becomes rarer and rarer

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15 Jul 2012, 22:41
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As rare as something becomes, be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp, the more avidly it is sought by collectors.
(A) As rare as something becomes, be it
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like
(D) The rarer something becomes, like
(E) The rarer something becomes, whether it is

This calls paralleled comparison: the more adj (or comparative adj) + clause, the more adj (or comparative adj) + clause.

In this way, only choice (D) and (E) follows this rule: the rarer...., the more avidly.... Between (D) and (E), whether makes the sentence becomes better in the meaning term. "like" in choice (D) cannot be used as the opening term of introducing the examples.
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16 Jul 2012, 10:58
,the more

(the more placed right after the comma shows the contrast)

so, (D) Vs (E)

(D) can be eliminated because of two reasons:-
(i) LIKE is used to compare Nouns.
(ii) " ....be it a baseball card or a musical recording or a postage stamp QUOTES options"
" whether" is used to illustrate options. ( Must Learn if VS whether)
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16 Jul 2012, 19:20
I thought whether can only be used when looking at two options but I could be wrong
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