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New post 04 Nov 2010, 20:14
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Hi,

Pls let us know which idiomatic usage is correct?

JUST AS we did last year, we will win this year
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JUST AS we did last year, SO we will win this year
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New post 07 Nov 2010, 14:29
Replace "JUST AS" with "LIKE".

Now you know which one is right :)
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New post 07 Nov 2010, 17:46
Correct!

JUST AS we did last year, we will win this year.
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A quick correction...

"Just as X, Y..."

AND

"Just as X, so Y..."

are BOTH correct idioms, so I wouldn't worry about the distinction for GMAT purposes.

... a bonus lesson here about "as" and "like":

It is dangerous to mix these two for any purposes.

Like: Can only be used to compare nouns
As: Can be used to compare clauses

"My uncle looks like my aunt." --> Correct: We're saying the two look similar to each other.
"My uncle looks at me as my aunt does."--> Correct: We're saying they both look at me in a similar way.

"My uncle looks as my aunt." --> Incorrect because "my aunt" is not a clause and needs "like."
"My uncle looks at me like my aunt does." --> Incorrect because we're comparing two clauses (how my uncle looks at me and how my aunt looks at me) and thus we need to use "as" instead of "like."

Hope that helps!

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New post 29 Nov 2010, 14:50
I still don't understand why (1) is (2) better than the other.
both are correct idioms....can someone please explain in context of this Vs...explaining "like" vs "As"...

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New post 29 Nov 2010, 14:58
amma4u,

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your question, but both of the following are idiomatically correct:

JUST AS we did last year, we will win this year
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JUST AS we did last year, SO we will win this year

Do you have a specific problem that requires you to choose between these two choices? If so, please share it.

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New post 30 Nov 2010, 10:43
Hi BKimball,

Thank you so much for your previous response.
If both are correct why is (1) better than (2) ?

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Amma,

If two sentences are both 100% grammatically correct, then I'd go with the more concise answer. No reason to waste words! :-)

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