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# In his work, George Santayana is more reminiscent of Plato's

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27 Jun 2014, 07:37
OA IS E SOURCE 800 CAT

BUT AS REMINISCENT OF IS NOT A CORRECT PARALLELISM IN COMPARISON IT SHOULD BE THAT OF IE THE WORK OF OTHERS AND ALSO IS LESS AWKWARD

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27 Jun 2014, 08:28
singhaldheeraj wrote:
PiyushK wrote:
D must be the OA.
That of is indicating the work of Plato etc in option E, but possessive form on noun Plato's is used after that of. Such use is introducing double possessive in the sentence which is not making sense.

OA IS E SOURCE 800 CAT

BUT AS REMINISCENT OF IS NOT A CORRECT PARALLELISM IN COMPARISON IT SHOULD BE THAT OF IE THE WORK OF OTHERS AND ALSO IS LESS AWKWARD

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Then we must assess options by extracting meaning :

Lets start with simple sentences :
Mr Tom's work resembles that of Mr Sam. (that of Mr Sam = work of Mr Sam)
Mr Tom's work resembles that of Mr Sam's work. ( that of Mr Sam's work = work of Mr Sam's work) << I think it's weird. work of work does it make sense. Overall we are comparing apples with apples of apples.

e) George Santayana’s work more resembles that of Plato's poetic narratives
Therefore, I concluded E incorrect.

Whereas reminiscent of is idiomatic and commonly used idiom.

d) George Santayana's work is more reminiscent of Plato's poetic narratives
work is more reminiscent of narratives -- looks balanced -- apples with apples.
Meaning: whenever I look at George Santayana's work it recalls my memories related to Plato's poetic narratives

If you have any conceptual approach based on logical reasoning, which can help all of us to accept E as OA, then please enlighten us with your explanation.

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