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# Idiomatic Phrase

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06 Jul 2003, 11:26
Although it claims to delve into political issues., television can be ( superficial such as when each of the three major networks) broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

( C) superficial if the three major networks all - why is this wrong , sounds better than E.

( E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

According to Stolyar, the phrases you see test day will be foreign, that is the idiiomatic phrases are. Is this true?

I've never heard of as when.

Victor
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07 Jul 2003, 00:03
Curly05 wrote:
Although it claims to delve into political issues., television can be ( superficial such as when each of the three major networks) broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

( C) superficial if the three major networks all - why is this wrong , sounds better than E.

( E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

According to Stolyar, the phrases you see test day will be foreign, that is the idiiomatic phrases are. Is this true?

I've never heard of as when.

Victor

"Such as" is meant to preface a list:

"Mr. Smith prefers foods such as ice cream and pancakes."

You can also split the "such" from the "as" to give a more formal sentence structure:

"Mr. Smith prefers such foods as ice cream and pancakes."

Also, you would need a comma after "superficial" in this sentence to make it correct.

"As when" is ok.
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07 Jul 2003, 00:34
so, the correct version is

Mr. Smith prefers foods, such as ice cream and pancakes.

Is the comma of correct use here?

Sometimes, I have seen a dash instead of a comma right before "such":

Mr. Smith prefers foods—such as ice cream and pancakes.
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Why Is C not better [#permalink]

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15 Jul 2003, 09:07
superficial if all the three major networks all - Why isn't this better?

When do we use "as when" in English .

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15 Jul 2003, 14:58
Curly05 wrote:
superficial if all the three major networks all - Why isn't this better?

When do we use "as when" in English .

Thanks, JP

The author wants to convey the message that "3 networks" is just one example of television being superficial -- that nuance is lost with the word "if".
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Re: Why Is C not better   [#permalink] 15 Jul 2003, 14:58
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