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Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to

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Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio, mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

(A) just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(B) like polio vaccine, which is given to every person to protect the few who might contract polio
(C) similar to polio vaccine which is given to every person in order to protect the few who might actually contract polio
(D) while, to protect the few who might actually contract polio, polio vaccine is given to every person
(E) similar to the giving of polio vaccine to every person in order to protect the few who might contract polio actually

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Why would one chose A over B or vice versa though both A and B form a DC and follow the rules of proper use of "as" Vs "like" construct? Is parallelism coming into play? If so, is it a nice to have or is it mandatory that the DC, IC should follow parallelism? I think its a nice to have. Feel free to elaborate.

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26 Jun 2005, 18:29
I afree with the points you raised. I also think A and B both seem gramatically correct.

IMO, A is better over B because just like is proper idiom used properly to compare the actions not nouns. So B would be ok, if the sentence is comparing the nouns....

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27 Jun 2005, 06:21
A has two errors and B is best
1- It uses colloquial term "actually" which is strictly unneeded in GMAT world
2- It uses wrong idiom. The right idiom would be "just as... so is/does..."
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27 Jun 2005, 07:26
The idiom is "just as...so"

A is wrong. C,D and E are also bad idioms.

B is my choice.

This is tricky because usually "like" is not liked by GMAT gurus.

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27 Jun 2005, 07:41
B should be it.

A has another problem.
In A, This sentence is trying to join 2 independent clauses with a comma. It is a clear case of comma splice. We need a coordinate conjuction to complete the sentence. May be a BUT or AND.

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27 Jun 2005, 07:44
riteshgupta1 wrote:
B should be it.

A has another problem.
In A, This sentence is trying to join 2 independent clauses with a comma. It is a clear case of comma splice. We need a coordinate conjuction to complete the sentence. May be a BUT or AND.

No, A does not have a comma-splice problem. The idiom "just as..., so does..." does require a comma to separate the former from the latter part of the idiom.
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27 Jun 2005, 09:07
I agree wih you paul.

But look at the construction of A.

Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio
This is an independent clause because it has a subject, verb, and a predicate.

mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.
This is also an independent clause because it also has a subject, verb, and a predicate.

How can you join these 2 independent sentences with Comma?

But I dont see any problem if you write the sentence like this.

Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio ; mass dietary change is needed to protect the significant number who are susceptible to the life-threatening effects of press eating habits.

Any suggestions.... Am I missing something?

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27 Jun 2005, 18:43
riteshgupta1 wrote:
I agree wih you paul.

Dr. Hegsted argues that just as polio vaccine is given to every person to protect the few who might actually contract polio

This is not an independant clause. It cannot stand by itself. Ask yourself does the statement make sense by itself?

By including "just as" the sentence cannot "stand" by itself and therefore is not an IC.

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27 Jun 2005, 18:47
Paul, if "actually" were removed from the AC "A" do u think it would still the AC would still be incorrect?

Let me ask my question another way: If we see "Just as" in an AC it has to have "so too" or "so" does blah blah or else we can eliminate the AC based on "bad usage" of the idiom, correct?

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19 Jul 2005, 03:58
I'm guessing the OA is B. Although 885C says the OA is "A" i agree with Paul.

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