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# In many upper-class Egyptian homes, French was spoken within

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11. In many upper-class Egyptian homes, French was spoken within the family, just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy.

(A) just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy
(B) just like it once had been among the Russian aristocracy
(C) just as the Russian aristocracy had once done
(D) similar to what the Russian aristocracy had done once
(E) like what had once been done by the Russian aristocracy
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31 Jul 2009, 10:46
bigoyal wrote:
11. In many upper-class Egyptian homes, French was spoken within the family, just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy.

(A) just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy
(B) just like it once had been among the Russian aristocracy
(C) just as the Russian aristocracy had once done
(D) similar to what the Russian aristocracy had done once
(E) like what had once been done by the Russian aristocracy

French was spoken within the family, just as it[french] had once been [spoken] among the Russian aristocracy.

S+V+O, just as S+V+O

"just as "correctly introduces the subordinate clause

IMO A ...
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31 Jul 2009, 12:22
Agree with A. "like" is not right.
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31 Jul 2009, 12:49
Economist wrote:
Agree with A. "like" is not right.

ah got it. I forgot the rule that like cannot be followed with a clause or phrase : and incorrectly marked B

Anyway, thanks a lot, OA is A
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