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# Automation has undermined the traditional position of labor

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Automation has undermined the traditional position of labor as much by robbing workers of the special Skills that were once their most important strength than by the elimination of jobs.

(A) than by the elimination of jobs
(B) rather than by the elimination of a job
(C) than by eliminating jobs
(D) as by the elimination of a job
(E) as by eliminating jobs
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26 Apr 2006, 04:19
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So it is between D and E....

I choose E
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Should be E.
' as much by ....as by ' is correct idiom
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26 Apr 2006, 20:08
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we need the idiom "as much as"

So consider only D and E.

Choose E to maintain parallelism: "robbing... eliminating..."
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26 Apr 2006, 20:21
Yes E it is.

Idiom + Parallelism

- Idiom : as much as
- Parallelism : by robbing ..... by eliminating

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Answer is E. Parallel construction Robbing and eliminating
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27 Apr 2006, 03:13
The OA is E
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In d " the elimination " is noun where as robbig is verb so it has to be E
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05 May 2006, 10:04
MA466 wrote:
C i think
ma466

It's E.

Idiom + Parallelism

- Idiom : as much as
- Parallelism : by robbing ..... by eliminating

Automation has undermined the traditional position of labor as much by robbing workers of the special Skills that were once their most important strength as by eliminating jobs.

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Brajesh
05 May 2006, 10:04
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