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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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10 Jul 2006, 15:16
I think it is E

the rare... the more... is a correct parallel form of ajectictives

"whether" is correctly used
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10 Jul 2006, 15:19
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 would choose E. Rare, rarer and rarest.
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10 Jul 2006, 17:46
Must be E.

Correct construction is "The rarer... the more..". So A,B and C are out.

"Like X or Y or Z" is wrong. "whether it is X or Y or Z" is correct.
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10 Jul 2006, 19:20
"Rarer...the more", the usage of "whether" is correct.

has to be E.
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10 Jul 2006, 19:28
ps_dahiya wrote:
Must be E.

Correct construction is "The rarer... the more..". So A,B and C are out.

"Like X or Y or Z" is wrong. "whether it is X or Y or Z" is correct.

Bingo . E it is.
10 Jul 2006, 19:28
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