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In the famous thought experiment that inspired the theory of relativity, Einstein asked himself whether a beam of light would look the same to an observer moving alongside the beam at the same speed as an observer who was stationary.

(A) speed as an observer

(B) speed as to an observer

(C) speed; just as it would to an observer

(D) speed, as it would to an observer

(E) speed; just as to the observer

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In the famous thought experiment that inspired the theory of relativity, Einstein asked himself whether a beam of light would look the same to an observer moving alongside the beam at the same speed as an observer who was stationary.

(A) speed as an observer

(B) speed as to an observer

(C) speed; just as it would to an observer

(D) speed, as it would to an observer

(E) speed; just as to the observer

Dear target2015,
I'm happy to help! :-)

This question concerns parallelism. The basic structure is
same to X as to Y
Notice that each branch of the parallelism contains a preposition beginning with "to." Choice (B) perfectly captures this parallel structure.

The language of choice (B) may sound awkward to some students precisely because it is sophisticated. It involves the issue of omitted words in parallel. See this blog article for more about that:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/dropping-c ... -the-gmat/

Does this answer your question?
Mike :-)
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Ok, it's clear now...thanks a lot Mike :)
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