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In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion

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In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.

(A) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in
Can't use "which" to refer to people.
We may only use who/ that (when subject), that/who/whom (When object), or whose (when possessive)

(B) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in
As with is incorrect. It should be "as in"
(C) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in

Incorrect comparison: Comparing a Country "Eastern Europe" to what takes place in a country "In Hungary"
(D) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are

(E) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in
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In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.


(A) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in

(B) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in

(C) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in

(D) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are

(E) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in


1. In general, when using 'as' for comparison, the 'as' needs to be followed by a clause.
But I also found(in my notes, though I forget this part) that 'as' may be followed by a prepositional phrase. Is there ellipsis at work in these situations?

2. Is there a way to determine whether 'like' or 'as' is preferred in a particular situation? (I know that 'Like' is used to compare nouns while 'AS' is used to compare actions)

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notahug wrote:
In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in middle management and light industry.


(A) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of which are in

(B) as with much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, many in

(C) as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many of them in

(D) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women works, and many are

(E) like much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming proportion of women work, many are in


1. In general, when using 'as' for comparison, the 'as' needs to be followed by a clause.
But I also found(in my notes, though I forget this part) that 'as' may be followed by a prepositional phrase. Is there ellipsis at work in these situations?

2. Is there a way to determine whether 'like' or 'as' is preferred in a particular situation? (I know that 'Like' is used to compare nouns while 'AS' is used to compare actions)

AjiteshArun , GMATNinja , MagooshExpert , GMATGuruNY , VeritasPrepBrian , MartyTargetTestPrep , DmitryFarber , VeritasKarishma , generis , jennpt , other experts - please enlighten


Use of like is limited. It is a preposition so it can connect nouns/pronouns only. Use of as, a conjunction, is much more versatile. It connects phrases/clauses. In some situations you can use either depending on how you structure the sentence.

e.g. Hungary, like much of Eastern Europe, has an overwhelming ...
or
In Hungary, as in much of Eastern Europe, an overwhelming ...

In Hungary, like in much of Eastern Europe... would be wrong. Both 'like' and 'in' are prepositions.

Here is a post on the usage of like vs as: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2016/0 ... e-vs-gmat/
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I am confused with option A with the usage of which. I understand that we cannot use which to refer human but here I looked at which referring to the proportion of women as : Many (women) of which (large proportion) are .... here usage of which makes sense to me and this is the reason I marked A as correct choice. Please help me understand the same.
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Many (women) of which (large proportion)

Hi Karishma, women of large proportion doesn't make sense; if anything, it should be the other way round: large proportion of women.
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