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Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place compared to biological entities, and in the same way, Freud's ideas subordinated the conscious subject to much more power forces of the Unconscious.

a) Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place compared to biological entities, and in the same way, Freud's ideas subordinated
b) Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, likewise, with Freud's ideas subordinating
c) Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place compared to biological entities, and in an entirely comparable manner, Freud's ideas subordinated
d) As Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, equally with Freud's ideas subordinating
e) Just as Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, so Freud's ideas subordinated
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Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place compared to biological entities, and in the same way, Freud's ideas subordinated the conscious subject to much more power forces of the Unconscious.

a) Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place compared to biological entities, and in the same way, Freud's ideas subordinated
b) Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, likewise, with Freud's ideas subordinating
c) Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place compared to biological entities, and in an entirely comparable manner, Freud's ideas subordinated
d) As Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, equally with Freud's ideas subordinating
e) Just as Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, so Freud's ideas subordinated



Its a Straight E.


It has the proper Idiomatic expression.

Just as Darwin's idea dethroned humans from their supposed unique place among biological entities, so Freud's ideas subordinated.

In simple expression,

Just as you sow,so shall you reap
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Here, just have to know an idiom : Just as X, so Y (can also be written Just as X, so to Y)

Answer E!
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just as x so y is the correct idiomatic usage.
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There are some serious flaws in this problem.

First, the word "supposed" is not right. It's an adjective, but it has no noun to modify. It should be "supposedly" to modify "unique." (In theory, we could use "supposed" to modify the noun phrase "unique place," but it doesn't make a lot of sense here.)

Second, and more importantly, the last, non-underlined part of the sentence doesn't make sense. "Subordinated" and "subject to" shouldn't be used together. Freud's ideas either "subordinated the conscious to X" or "portrayed the conscious as subject to X." Together, these two forms obscure any sensible meaning. Then we have "the much more power forces." I'm guessing that's meant to be "powerful."

In short, be very careful with unofficial Verbal questions. You're probably better off digging out the 10th edition OG or redoing the problems you have one more time than studying highly-flawed English!
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New post 12 Jan 2018, 05:58
sometimes, jumping straight into the option choice will give a breakthrough in solving a gmat problem. This question is an example. There is no way to tell the main idea of the sentence until I read E.
So, to save time, read what should be read, or pay attention to only the right details.
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