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Even as they never forgave the Crusaders who overran their homeland

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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

Originally posted by lgon on 05 Dec 2008, 09:55.
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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

Should not the answer be C? What is wrong in C?



the Syrians have never absolved the French for taking territory from them...............the Crusaders who overran their homeland

D and E out of qtn

A, B and C have "they never forgave" so put them in the sentence

the Syrians have never absolved the French for taking territory from them...............as they never forgave the Crusaders who overran their homeland

Comparison of actions...Use "as"

hence not C
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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

Should not the answer be C? What is wrong in C?


A. C is wrong because "just like" is never correct to compare the clauses...
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Although as per semantics, A and C may be the same, structurally they are different. ‘As’ is a conjunction while ‘like’ is a preposition. ‘Like’ can never be followed by anything other than a noun or noun phrase, to be grammatically correct. A is the only choice that can be considered right for bringing out the comparison explicitly and for using the conjunction ‘as’ for comparing two clauses.
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hi daagh,
correct me if i am wrong in C 'like' is followed by a pronoun and just like is also idiomatic. Please advise.
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Ajit:You are just looking at the word that is next to ‘like’. If the clause just stops with ‘they’ alone, we can say ‘like’ is followed by a pronoun. But “like they never forgave” is a full fledged subordinate clause; In order to say that like is followed by a noun or noun phrase, the phrase should be as : Like they, like them, like their not forgiving, etc.,

In such cases, the main clause also will take corresponding amendments, wherever required.
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Ans is A

traditionally like is a preposition and as is a conjunction
When to Use Like, When to Use As

The proper way to differentiate between like and as is to use like when no verb follows (2). For example, Squiggly throws like a raccoon or It acted just like my computer. Notice that when I use like, the words that come after are generally simple. A raccoon and my computer are the objects of the preposition.

If the clause that comes next includes a verb, then you should use as. For example, Squiggly throws as if he were a raccoon or It acted just as I would expect my computer to behave. Notice that when I use as, the words that come after tend to be more complex.

You generally hear like used in everyday speech, so that helps me remember that like is the simpler word—or at least it is followed by simpler words. As sounds stuffier and is followed by a more complex clause that contains a verb.
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D and E are obviously out, E carries the exact opposite meaning and D is too awkward. C is out because it is using ‘like’ to compare non-nouns. B also changes the meaning, it draws a contrast between the Syrians treatment of the Crusaders and the French, where there is none. The answer is A.
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