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# Even as they never forgave the Crusaders who overran their

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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

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.
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01 Aug 2009, 10:09
Looks C to me

(A) Even as they never forgave - trying to create a contrast
(B) While they never forgave - same as A
(C) Just like they never forgave - correct meaning
(D) Similarly to not forgiving - wrong tense used as well as wrong intent
(E) In spite of their never forgiving - wrong usage of inspite , should be used for contrast
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01 Aug 2009, 11:12
chalven wrote:
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 show simillarity between two parallel things
(D) Similarly to not forgiving
(E) In spite of their never forgiving

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

IMO C

"Even as" or "Even if" is typically used to imply that positive action has been done against odss.
e.g, Even as the crusaders overran their homeland, the Syrians have absolved the French
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01 Aug 2009, 11:18
duttarupam wrote:
chalven wrote:
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 show simillarity between two parallel things
(D) Similarly to not forgiving
(E) In spite of their never forgiving

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

IMO C

"Even as" or "Even if" is typically used to imply that positive action has been done against odss.
e.g, Even as the crusaders overran their homeland, the Syrians have absolved the French

I think it should be 'just as' not 'just like'
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01 Aug 2009, 11:25
sudeep wrote:
duttarupam wrote:
chalven wrote:
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 show simillarity between two parallel things
(D) Similarly to not forgiving
(E) In spite of their never forgiving

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

IMO C

"Even as" or "Even if" is typically used to imply that positive action has been done against odss.
e.g, Even as the crusaders overran their homeland, the Syrians have absolved the French

I think it should be 'just as' not 'just like'

in GMAT SC, the general practice is - select the "best" answer choice. "BEST" may not be always correct as per common English usage.
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01 Aug 2009, 11:29
In comparison of clauses, we use 'as' in GMATLand.
Here in C, comparison is between two clauses.
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03 Aug 2009, 14:44
OA is A.
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03 Aug 2009, 17:33
chalven wrote:
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

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

clear A.

B --you need a 'while' to tell the time intervel in two simultaneously happening things. so here 'while' is not suitable.

C -- you dont use 'like' to compare clauses.

E -- awkward construction.
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03 Aug 2009, 17:58
can't be A here...how does Even as make sense here???

Even as they didnt do something, they did something...shouldn't this be the format?

is the OA wrong here?
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09 Aug 2009, 00:40
A? Even as?
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