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Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as a pressing and dangerous problem in London.


(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as

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is the answer to this b?
it could also be c as it says A, like b,.. but in c it could also be mistaken to say - A, like b, as in "such as b"
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(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as -> This choice has comparison error

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as -> this one is interesting

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as -> This changes the meaning of the original sentence.

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as -> Passive voice with the same meaning as B? I think B is better

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as - Wordy

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gzsakuraz wrote:
(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as -> This choice has comparison error

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as -> this one is interesting

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as -> This changes the meaning of the original sentence.

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as -> Passive voice with the same meaning as B? I think B is better

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as - Wordy

IMO, the answer is B


I agree!
Usually, "like" is not preferred by GMAT when giving examples, but when comparing "Like/unlike" is frequently tested. B correctly compares C.D. to authors
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gzsakuraz wrote:
(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as -> This choice has comparison error

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as -> this one is interesting

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as -> This changes the meaning of the original sentence.

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as -> Passive voice with the same meaning as B? I think B is better

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as - Wordy

IMO, the answer is B


I agree!
Usually, "like" is not preferred by GMAT when giving examples, but when comparing "Like/unlike" is frequently tested. B correctly compares C.D. to authors


I don't think this is a case of giving examples. Here you compare Charles Dickens to Victorian authors. Hence you need "like" because you compare noun with noun ("as" is incorrect because both sides do not have a verb). In option C use of "such as" would be justified. But C changes the meaning. Hence B
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+1 for B

(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as..like is used correctly here for comparison of nouns.

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as => there is meaning change here

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as[/quote]
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Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as a pressing and dangerous problem in London.


(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as


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Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as a pressing and dangerous problem in London.
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Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as a pressing and dangerous problem in London.


(A) Charles Dickens viewed inadequate sanitation, as many Victorian authors, as

(B) Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, viewed inadequate sanitation as

(C) Many Victorian authors, like Charles Dickens, viewed inadequate sanitation as

(D) Inadequate sanitation was viewed by Charles Dickens, like many Victorian authors, as

(E) Charles Dickens was like many Victorian authors in that he viewed inadequate sanitation as


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Like many Victorian authors modifies Charles Dickens so it needs to be placed as close as possible to his name. Eliminate (A). You can eliminate (C) as well for transposing the modifier and what it modifies. The change makes Many Victorian authors rather than Charles Dickens the subject of the sentence and therefore changes its meaning unnecessarily. The remaining options are grammatically acceptable, so focus on expression. Viewed is better than the passive was viewed by. Eliminate (D). (E) is wordier for several reasons than (В). (B) it is.
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