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# If Levi-Strauss is right, myths are constructed by a

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10. If Levi-Strauss is right, myths are constructed by a universal logic that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
birds.
(A) that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
(B) that, like language itself, is as characteristic of human beings as nest-building is of
(C) that, as language itself, is characteristic for human beings as nest-building is for
(D) which is, as language itself, characteristic for human beings as nest-building for
(E) which, like language itself, is as characteristic for human beings as nest-building by 11. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the

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10 Sep 2008, 19:59
spriya wrote:
10. If Levi-Strauss is right, myths are constructed by a universal logic that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
birds.
(A) that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
(B) that, like language itself, is as characteristic of human beings as nest-building is of
(C) that, as language itself, is characteristic for human beings as nest-building is for
(D) which is, as language itself, characteristic for human beings as nest-building for
(E) which, like language itself, is as characteristic for human beings as nest-building by 11. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the

Like vs As and IMO Like wins here ( C & D out)

E is out as which is placed incorrectly with out a preceding comma

A is not parallel.

B IMO is parallel ( is as characteristic of human beings as nest-building is of )

I weighed in a lot about of characteristic of vs characteristic for. latter is some thing I have never used and ruled out C & D again.

What is OA?
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10 Sep 2008, 20:02
icandy wrote:
spriya wrote:
10. If Levi-Strauss is right, myths are constructed by a universal logic that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
birds.
(A) that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
(B) that, like language itself, is as characteristic of human beings as nest-building is of
(C) that, as language itself, is characteristic for human beings as nest-building is for
(D) which is, as language itself, characteristic for human beings as nest-building for
(E) which, like language itself, is as characteristic for human beings as nest-building by 11. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the

Like vs As and IMO Like wins here ( C & D out)

E is out as which is placed incorrectly with out a preceding comma

A is not parallel.

B IMO is parallel ( is as characteristic of human beings as nest-building is of )

I weighed in a lot about of characteristic of vs characteristic for. latter is some thing I have never used and ruled out C & D again.

What is OA?

The reason I didnot choose B is because it doesn't look || ... is as ...... as is...

if this would have been ..... as is..... as is .... then I would have difinetely gone with "like" not "as".
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10 Sep 2008, 20:37
I am thinking B because "of"

logic ..... is a characteristic of human beings

not

logic ..... is a characteristic for human beings

Also I think that like should be used to compare logic to language
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11 Sep 2008, 01:48
rzpower wrote:
I am thinking B because "of"

logic ..... is a characteristic of human beings

not

logic ..... is a characteristic for human beings

Also I think that like should be used to compare logic to language

Right ,the usage of characteristic of is correct ,thanks !!

OA is B
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11 Sep 2008, 02:34
spriya wrote:
10. If Levi-Strauss is right, myths are constructed by a universal logic that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
birds.
(A) that is, like language itself, as characteristic of human beings as nest-building by
(B) that, like language itself, is as characteristic of human beings as nest-building is of
(C) that, as language itself, is characteristic for human beings as nest-building is for
(D) which is, as language itself, characteristic for human beings as nest-building for
(E) which, like language itself, is as characteristic for human beings as nest-building by 11. Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the

B for me.
usage of Like- (comparison between two nouns) as opposed to as (verbs)
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12 Sep 2008, 22:38
Yes B. We need a "that" here and B has the right comparison a "as characteristic of human beings as nest-building of birds"

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