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310. For some reason the new consultant treats his clients like idiots, talking to them like they were mentally deficient and incapable of understanding more than the simplest ideas.

(A) like idiots, talking to them like they
(B) as if they were idiots, talking to them like they
(C) like idiots, talking to them as if they
(D) as idiots, talking to them like they
(E) like idiots who
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09 Jun 2005, 18:38
"C" from my side too ..

I have a question here ..

In any case is it fair to choose "E" because "E" has expression missing like talking n all .
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09 Jun 2005, 18:49
we need 'like idiots' as we're comparing nouns (clients vs idiots)
(B) and (D) are out.

(E) is also out as "who were mentally deficient.. etc" is redundant for the modifying idiots.

Between A and C, I'll go with C. A uses 'like they were' which is wrong since like should only be used to describe nouns. 'as' in C is better since we're comparing clauses.

C it is.
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10 Jun 2005, 08:18
C is my choise.

like idiot and as if they were (subjuctive mood).
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10 Jun 2005, 12:32
E short and sweet
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10 Jun 2005, 14:16
shalinikhatri wrote:
"C" from my side too ..

I have a question here ..

In any case is it fair to choose "E" because "E" has expression missing like talking n all .

E is out because idiots are mentally deficient (Ywilfred's reasoning) - E results in introducing redundancy within the sentence

Even I dismissed E because it did not mention "talking" but, Ywilfred's analysis is correct here!
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10 Jun 2005, 15:12
hmm...i'm going against the crowd here but think i'd go for B
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10 Jun 2005, 18:33
cloudz9 wrote:
hmm...i'm going against the crowd here but think i'd go for B

the rule is:
like + noun
as + clause

hence B is not correct
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11 Jun 2005, 07:19
The OA is C.
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