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# For some reason the new consultant treats his clients like

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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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26 Jul 2006, 20:21
Straight C.
'like" is required for comparing nouns, "clients" to "idiots".
Also, "like" is followed by nouns, so A is out.
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26 Jul 2006, 21:17
Straight C

"like" in the first and "as if" in the second part.
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26 Jul 2006, 21:19
will go with C.

"like" in the first part is appropriate as its comparing nouns. "Like" in the second part should be replaced with "as"

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07 Aug 2006, 01:19
Yea C it is but I not very much clear about why it can't be E.Isn't it less wordy and precise or does it change the meaning?

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