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# Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great

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Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great Depression, was as present as the weather, and as much discussed.

(A) as present as the weather, and as much discussed
(B) present like the weather was, and it was also discussed as much
(C) as present amd was discussed as the weather was
(D) so present as to be discussed like weather
(E) present and discussed as often as the weather was
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09 Sep 2006, 02:51
ps_dahiya wrote:
Nothing wrong with A.

"was as much discussed" is needed in A?

E seems better to me.
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09 Sep 2006, 03:06
ps_dahiya wrote:
Nothing wrong with A.

Nope, that's trap. As...as...as... used three times to compare two things?

This one is (E)

Edited by Matt.

Last edited by GMATT73 on 09 Sep 2006, 03:26, edited 2 times in total.
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09 Sep 2006, 03:19
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Nothing wrong with A.

Nope, that's a BLINKING trap. As...as...as... is never used three times to compare two things.

This one is (E)

E says

Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great Depression, was present and discussed as often as the weather was [present and discussed].

How can weather be present sometimes and sometime not. IMO, weather is always present.

I still stand by my answer i.e A
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09 Sep 2006, 03:25
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Nothing wrong with A.

Nope, that's a BLINKING trap. As...as...as... is never used three times to compare two things.

This one is (E)

E says

Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great Depression, was present and discussed as often as the weather was [present and discussed].

How can weather be present sometimes and sometime not. IMO, weather is always present.

I still stand by my answer i.e A

Darn good point. I stand corrected. The omited portion does distort the meaning. I will edit my bolface post so as not to confuse other members.
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09 Sep 2006, 03:32
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Nothing wrong with A.

Nope, that's a BLINKING trap. As...as...as... is never used three times to compare two things.

This one is (E)

E says

Baseball, the only major professional sport during the Great Depression, was present and discussed as often as the weather was [present and discussed].

How can weather be present sometimes and sometime not. IMO, weather is always present.

I still stand by my answer i.e A

was the author trying to say that baseball was as present as weather?

something like: weather was always present and so was baseball..

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