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# Even as they never forgave the Crusaders who overran their

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30 Jun 2009, 08:37
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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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A

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30 Jun 2009, 09:15
I think I would go with C.

This makes the most sense, meaning wise. We are comparing 2 similar things here, they never forgave the the crusader and they never forgave the french too.

So the use of 'while' and 'even as' dont make sense.

What is the OA?
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30 Jun 2009, 11:23
IMHO, I think it's B.

D& E are out because 'forgiving' is not parallel to 'absloved'. forgave should be the right word to maintain the parallelism. Between A, B & C - B sounds better to me.
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30 Jun 2009, 11:27
I agree with sdrandom1

The two parts are talking about similar things.
D - similarly to.... is wrong
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01 Jul 2009, 03:46
C IMO
for similaraty the correct idiom used here is 'just like'

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Re: Forgave   [#permalink] 01 Jul 2009, 03:46
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