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Re: +HOT Competition 3 Sep/9AM: One renowned economist and social reformer [#permalink]
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One renowned economist and social reformer has made a comparison of the labor movement and a flock of sheep as negotiating with a wolf, asking the wolf to scale back its demands for prey; the wolf may compromise, but the sheep will always suffer badly in the end.


(A) made a comparison of the labor movement and a flock of sheep as negotiating with a wolf, asking

“compared” is preferred. “as negotiating” is unidiomatic. “made a comparion” implies that he contrasted while we need to say that he found them similar, not different.

(B) made a comparison between the labor movement and a flock of sheep negotiating with a wolf, asking

“compared” is preferred. “made a comparion” implies that he contrasted while we need to say that he found them similar, not different.

(C) compared the labor movement with a flock of sheep as negotiating with a wolf and which asked

“as negotiating” is unidiomatic. “which asked” is not parallel to anything.

(D) compared the labor movement to a flock of sheep negotiating with a wolf, asking

Correct: “asking” correctly modifies the preceding action.

(E) compared the labor movement with a flock of sheep that negotiates with a wolf and it asks

“ans it asks” introduces two unrelated actions. actually “asking” is the part of “negotiating”.

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Re: +HOT Competition 3 Sep/9AM: One renowned economist and social reformer [#permalink]
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One renowned economist and social reformer has made a comparison of the labor movement and a flock of sheep as negotiating with a wolf, asking the wolf to scale back its demands for prey; the wolf may compromise, but the sheep will always suffer badly in the end.


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(A) made a comparison of the labor movement and a flock of sheep as negotiating with a wolf, asking

(B) made a comparison between the labor movement and a flock of sheep negotiating with a wolf, asking

compared is preferrable to "made a comparison". So, we will keep these on hold and come back to them only if each of CDE don't work out

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(C) compared the labor movement with a flock of sheep as negotiating with a wolf and which asked

Compared with is used for showing differences between objects. When showing similarities, we use "compared to". So, this is wrong. Also use of "asked" is wrong.

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(D) compared the labor movement to a flock of sheep negotiating with a wolf, asking

this looks okay

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(E) compared the labor movement with a flock of sheep that negotiates with a wolf and it asks

same issue as in C. Also, "it asks" is wrong. it should be "asking" as a modifier as used in D

Answer: D

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