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279.Even as they never forgave the Crusaders who overran their homeland, the Syrians have never absolved the French for taking territory from them.
(A) Even as they never forgave
(B) While they never forgave
(C) Just like they never forgave
(D) Similarly to not forgiving
(E) In spite of their never forgiving

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31 Jul 2007, 04:47
I was leaning towards "Just like...".

What are the rules for the us of 'like' on the GMAT ? Is it accepted at all ?
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31 Jul 2007, 06:16
Tough one!!

I guess A....

(B) "while" means "although", which doesn't make sense in the context of this sentence
(C) Should be "just as"....
(D) Similarly should be similar
(E) changes the meaning of the sentence
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31 Jul 2007, 09:24
A for me as well,

Use "as" when providing examples and like when comparing two nouns. Here the Crusaders and French are two examples of groups the Syrians have yet to forgive.
31 Jul 2007, 09:24
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