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# Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fa

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Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fan who discovered a vintage Harley-Davidson that had been custom-made for Elvis Presley on sale for a few dollars in a New England junkyard.

B. such as the story in regard to
C. as the one concerning
D. like the story as to
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03 Feb 2018, 11:13
Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fan who discovered a vintage Harley-Davidson that had been custom-made for Elvis Presley on sale for a few dollars in a New England junkyard.

A. like the one about - This is the correct choice
B. such as the story in regard to - Awkward usage - "in regard to"
C. as the one concerning - wrong usage of word "concerning"
D. like the story as to - Awkward construction
E. as the story about - Wrong usage of 'as'
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07 Mar 2019, 21:36
Hi Experts,

in this question i marked option E but that is wrong. I didn't mark option A as I can see no use of comparison. to me, this question seems similarity question.
Please throw some light on this one.
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19 Mar 2019, 11:18
Hi Experts,

I thought that E is the correct option as we use 'as' for examples and 'like' for comparisons. Please help me understand this concept.
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19 Mar 2019, 11:32
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tanmaywaghmare wrote:
Hi Experts,

I thought that E is the correct option as we use 'as' for examples and 'like' for comparisons. Please help me understand this concept.

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/educa ... -versus-as

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-sent ... ike-vs-as/

https://gmatclub.com/forum/as-vs-like-c ... 33950.html
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19 Mar 2019, 12:39
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tanmaywaghmare wrote:
Hi Experts,

I thought that E is the correct option as we use 'as' for examples and 'like' for comparisons. Please help me understand this concept.

As is used as function. ...if the .meaning of the sentence intends to say that in the form of ....
But in this sentence meaning seems to say stories who h are similar to ABC...

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19 Mar 2019, 20:16
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tanmaywaghmare wrote:
Hi Experts,

I thought that E is the correct option as we use 'as' for examples and 'like' for comparisons. Please help me understand this concept.
We should not use as alone for examples.

Like for examples is generally considered less formal than such as, and the GMAT has tested the like/such as split many times in the past. Some official questions do use like to introduce examples, but you don't have to worry about the like/such as issue in this question, because the such as option has other errors (also, this question doesn't seem to be an official question).

However, it's still advisable to try not to pick an option that uses like to introduce an example. That is, be aware of this split, but don't apply it as an "absolute" rule.
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16 Apr 2019, 21:22
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Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fan who discovered a vintage Harley-Davidson that had been custom-made for Elvis Presley on sale for a few dollars in a New England junkyard.

A. like the one about - This is the correct choice
B. such as the story in regard to - Awkward usage - "in regard to"
C. as the one concerning - wrong usage of word "concerning"
D. like the story as to - Awkward construction
E. as the story about - Wrong usage of 'as'

In A, like is used to give examples. Is it correct?
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16 Apr 2019, 23:10
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pushpitkc wrote:
Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fan who discovered a vintage Harley-Davidson that had been custom-made for Elvis Presley on sale for a few dollars in a New England junkyard.

A. like the one about - This is the correct choice
B. such as the story in regard to - Awkward usage - "in regard to"
C. as the one concerning - wrong usage of word "concerning"
D. like the story as to - Awkward construction
E. as the story about - Wrong usage of 'as'

In A, like is used to give examples. Is it correct?

sups3906 , short answer: on the GMAT, no.
The question is not official.
Options C, D, and E are babble.

Now, which error is worse:
Option A's use of "like" to introduce an example?
Or option B's use of in regard to rather than about?

I think B's error is worse.

If official publications are any indication, GMAC still tests the such as/like distinction.

See, for example, OG 2018 SC # 795,
which you can find on GMAT Club, HERE.

Spoiler alert: I quote the official explanation for two options in the linked question.
The OE author writes that "the correct expression [to introduce examples] is such . . . as."

On the other hand, in non-underlined portions,
at least two questions use "like" to introduce examples.

One of those questions is OG 2018 SC# 688, HERE—the following is the question itself:
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

That said, I have never seen a published official question in which
the correct answer contained the word "like" to introduce examples.

I looked for correct answers with that construction specifically in OG 13, OG 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019; and in
OG Verbal Review 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
I found none.

When answering official questions, then, if at all possible,
choose an answer in which "like" is not used to introduce examples.
At the same time, look for other decision points.

You would not see both options A and B in an official question.
But we do see that split here.
Option (A) is better.
In option B,
"in regard to" means "concerning," which in turn means "in connection with."

We say "a story ABOUT XYZ."
We do not say, except in very formal cases such as a court of law
(and even then the phrase is odd), "a story in regard to XYZ."

In a strict sense on the GMAT—no, use "such as" rather than "like" to introduce examples.

But if you get a question in which four answers are indisputably wrong
(say, for example, that those four contain S/V errors), and the fifth
is correct but uses LIKE to introduce examples?
Pick the fifth one.

You almost certainly will not be put in that position on the GMAT.
I hope that helps.
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