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

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134. 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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06 Feb 2006, 22:16
seephani1 wrote:
134. 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

not parallel (as rare as..the more)
(B) As rare as something becomes, whether it is

same as A
(C) As something becomes rarer and rarer, like

use of "like" is incorrect, also "becomes rarer and rarer" is redundant, not parallel
(D) The rarer something becomes, like

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

perfect! correct - whether is correct and "the rarer" is parallel with "the more"

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06 Feb 2006, 22:20
Agree with nandan.

the rate ... the more.. is the correct idiom
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06 Feb 2006, 23:23
D for me

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07 Feb 2006, 01:06
I strongly believe in E.

Rarer is || with more. Whether is required here.
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07 Feb 2006, 03:07
Only E has the grammatical correct form. We can't compare compare a sentence ( The rarer something becomes) with a noun ( the example in this cas) using like. With "Like" we can compare nouns but not sentences and nouns.

E is right

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07 Feb 2006, 03:07
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