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# If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success

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If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success that is like Babe Didrickson Zaharias’s, a golf phenomenon of the 1950’s, she will break all records for money made by a female golfer in one year.

success that is like Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s

success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

success akin to Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s

similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias

similar success to Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s
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If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success that is like Babe Didrickson Zaharias's, a golf phenomenon of the 1950's, she will break all records for money made by a female golfer in one year.

A. success that is like Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
B. success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
C. success akin to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
D. similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias
E. similar success to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's

Kudos for the first two correct explanations.
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In this case the question is comparing the success, therefore for comparison we use "Like". Hence B is the answer.

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16 Jul 2011, 09:17
Yeah "success that of" just doesn't sound right. I think it's D.
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using our common sense of this world, we should know that "golf phenomenon" should refer to a person, Babe, not to a success.

so B is left.
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17 Oct 2015, 00:51
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a golf phenomenon... modifies Didrikson Zaharias therefore use of possessive is wrong
Eliminate A, C, and E
In option D the comparison is incorrect
success must be compared to success - use of that in option B makes the comparison correct
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If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success that is like Babe Didrickson Zaharias's, a golf phenomenon of the 1950's, she will break all records for money made by a female golfer in one year.

A. success that is like Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
B. success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
C. success akin to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
D. similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias
E. similar success to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's

Kudos for the first two correct explanations.

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17 Oct 2015, 00:53
a golf phenomenon... modifies Didrikson Zaharias therefore use of possessive is wrong
Eliminate A, C, and E
In option D the comparison is incorrect
success must be compared to success - use of that in option B makes the comparison correct
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If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success that is like Babe Didrickson Zaharias's, a golf phenomenon of the 1950's, she will break all records for money made by a female golfer in one year.

A. success that is like Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
B. success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
C. success akin to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
D. similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias
E. similar success to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's

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17 Oct 2015, 09:34
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If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success that is like Babe Didrickson Zaharias's, a golf phenomenon of the 1950's, she will break all records for money made by a female golfer in one year.

A. success that is like Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
B. success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
C. success akin to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's
D. similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias
E. similar success to Babe Didrikson Zaharias's

Kudos for the first two correct explanations.

1) A, C and E are out:
Didrikson Zaharias's a possessive noun gives a 3/2 split.
The modifier 'a golf phenomenon of the 1950's' has to modify a person. Therefore the entity it follows after the comma must be a person's name.
Didrickson Zaharias's refers to Didrickson Zaharias's success and not to Didrickson Zaharias.

Hence, a vertical scan for all the choices that have an apostrophe at the end.

2) B vs D:
D. similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias
By introducing did, D incorrectly tries to compare success (a noun) with action enjoy.

B. success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Correctly compares the two successes (nouns). Hence the best answer.

Hope that makes sense.
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07 Jun 2016, 08:02
Chetangupta wrote:
If the young golfer who last joined the tour enjoys success that is like Babe Didrickson Zaharias’s, a golf phenomenon of the 1950’s, she will break all records for money made by a female golfer in one year.

success that is like Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s

success like that of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

success akin to Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s

similar success as did Babe Didrikson Zaharias

similar success to Babe Didrikson Zaharias’s

i think phenominon should modify a person, not a success. this is hard to figure out. b and d left.

in d. meaning is redundant. similar success and as did somebody, both convey same meaning.
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09 Dec 2016, 05:58
Here is my approach to this question

The simple construction of this sentence is :
If the young golfer does something,she will break the all records...
here something is the success which is the same as BDZ's

E is out.It should be success similar to .. so that we have as adjective modifier phrase
D is out. Wrong comparison between the success and what BDZ did

Among the rest,I think B stands out;however,could spot any error from A and C
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09 Dec 2016, 06:47
nuttyxtreme wrote:
Here is my approach to this question

The simple construction of this sentence is :
If the young golfer does something,she will break the all records...
here something is the success which is the same as BDZ's

E is out.It should be success similar to .. so that we have as adjective modifier phrase
D is out. Wrong comparison between the success and what BDZ did

Among the rest,I think B stands out;however,could spot any error from A and C

In A and C, after the highlighted is "a golf phenomenon of the 1950’s", this clause refers to Babe Didrickson Zaharias, not Babe Didrickson Zaharias's.
Hence, A and C are incorrect
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09 Dec 2016, 07:23
Hi nguyendinhtuong,
Thx for your help.. This is kind of subtle
Never think of phenomenon to describe person
Mostly,I'm familiar with the usage with event
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18 Dec 2017, 15:26
can an expert please clarify why "B" is better than "D" here?

A/C/E easily out b/c of illogical comparison between golfer and Zaharias's.

back on B vs. D, aren't we comparing the SUCCESS of the young golfer to the SUCCESS of BDZ? this sounds like you're comparing an ACTION (the action here being "success"). thanks!
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19 Dec 2017, 13:07
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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28 Dec 2017, 08:32
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can an expert please clarify why "B" is better than "D" here?

A/C/E easily out b/c of illogical comparison between golfer and Zaharias's.

back on B vs. D, aren't we comparing the SUCCESS of the young golfer to the SUCCESS of BDZ? this sounds like you're comparing an ACTION (the action here being "success"). thanks!

I am not sure what your confusion is - "to suceed" is a verb whose noun form is "success". In option B the noun forms of the action are compared (correctly) - "success" (of Young Golfer) and "that" (=success, of BDZ).

In option D, "success" is not compared at all, but something else, verb "to enjoy", is compared - here "did" should replace the verb "enjoyed". In order to use "did", the past form "enjoyed" should have occured somewhere else in the sentence, but only the present form "enjoys" is there. Hence ideally the use of "did" is not correct - the verb "enjoyed" should have been used instead. Moreover the word "similar" is redundant, because the comparison marker "as" already depicts the similarity.
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