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143. As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are, New York’s were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation’s 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation’s 50 busiest airports are
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C. We use Like to compare nouns, in this case we compare nation's airports to NY airports.

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Adding my 2 cents.....

This one is best approached by remembering that "as" compares verbs and "like" compares nouns.
we're comparing airports, so A and B are eliminated.

Since D and E make it sound like we are comparing cities to the airport,
the answer must be C since that choice makes it clear that we are comparing airports to airports


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Here New York’s airports are compared with other airports. Non-underlined portion shows one part of the comparison and hence shows nouns are compared with nouns. So, I choose C

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IMO C

Like (noun1)'s,(noun2)'s

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IMO C

We are comparing airports(nouns) so A and B out.
ALso D and E compare cities

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Yes has to be C....i got that now....

mostly sentences that start with 'Like' compares one noun i.e. airports in this case with another.
And thats exactky wat it is doing here.

Secondly, the tense IMO can't be are & were. The change in tense is not required here...should be the same.

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As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are, New York's were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
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As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are, New York's were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are


Here the split is between like vs as. Both are used for comparison

As is used to compare clauses. As cannot be followed by phrase..
Like is used to compare noun or noun phrase. Like cannot be followed by clause.

On that basis , B is out, D is out E is out

So between A and C

Option A means As with all of the nation's busiest airports are(Still) , New york airports were built for an age of propellers
Option C says, Like virtually all of the nation's busiest airports, New york airports...Here the meaning is New York airports is like all of nation's busiest airports..some how the meaning is not conveyed completely.

A is the best option
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I think C is the correct answer. Ney york's airports are compared with 50 best airports.

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"(A) As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are"- This compares two clauses - the way nation's 50 airports were built with the WAY the NY airport is built.
"(C) Like virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports"- this compares the other airports to the way NY airports is built.
Changes in meaning,. Hence A is correct

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thanks, that was clear. does it fall under parallel construction or changing modifier? isn't there tense change here?
50 nation airports are built, New york's were built .

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Can somebody explain this in detail and also when to use like and when to use as?

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Can somebody explain this in detail and also when to use like and when to use as?


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- As followed by a clause - Comparison
- As followed by a group of words - Function / Role Play
- Like followed by noun/pronoun - Comparison.

B - No Comparison

D & E - Wrong comparison

Between A & C - In C - Like X,Y = Wrong comparison between X & Y

X= All 50 busiest airports (noun)

Y = New York airports were built... (clause)

Hence, A is correct comparison.

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As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are, New York's were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

You need clause after as if it is a case of comparison so B ruled out
(A) As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports :
You need clause after as if it is a case of comparison so B ruled out

(C) Like virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports

(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are : with Like you need noun, not clause. Also we are not comparing cities.

(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are: same as D

In some forum, OA is given as c. I thought we are comparing situation of past and present. C distort the meaning.

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As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are, New York's were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

(A) As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports
(C) Like virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports
(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are


Both A & C are grammatically correct. C distorted the original meaning. Hence A

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As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are, New York's were built for an age of propellers, before jet planes weighing 800,000 pounds needed over two miles of runway.

You need clause after as if it is a case of comparison so B ruled out
(A) As virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are
(B) As with virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports :
You need clause after as if it is a case of comparison so B ruled out

(C) Like virtually all of the nation's 50 busiest airports

(D) Like the cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are : with Like you need noun, not clause. Also we are not comparing cities.

(E) Like other cities where virtually all the nation's 50 busiest airports are: same as D

In some forum, OA is given as c. I thought we are comparing situation of past and present. C distort the meaning.

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Can someone please clarify which (C) is wrong? To me, both (A) and (C) look perfectly correct - grammatically and meaning wise.

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Can someone please clarify which (C) is wrong? To me, both (A) and (C) look perfectly correct - grammatically and meaning wise.


There is a difference in the meaning of A and C.

In A, we are comparing the way two airports are built.

But in C, we are comparing the two airports.

So, We need to make sure meaning of the original sentence is maintained. That's why C is incorrect and A is correct.
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