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In winning the 1998 Kentucky Derby, Swiftilocks showed a burst of

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In winning the 1998 Kentucky Derby, Swiftilocks showed a burst of speed as that of Man o’War, who won 20 of 21 races in 1919 and 1920.

A. as that of Man o’War, who won
B. not unlike that of Man o’War, who won
C. not unlike Man o’War, who won
D. like that of Man o’War for winning
E. like Man o’War and his winning

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Originally posted by SajjadAhmad on 05 Jan 2017, 02:02.
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New post 05 Jan 2017, 04:43
The "burst of speed" is compared. So, Like should be used.
Who modifies Man o'War
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Hello, I have a general question for the use of like/unlike. Can we use like/unlike comparing a plural noun with a singular?
For example Unlike my parents, my brother ate all of his food. Thank you in advance.
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New post 05 Jan 2017, 18:55
SajjadAhmad wrote:
In winning the 1998 Kentucky Derby, Swiftilocks showed a burst of speed as that of Man o’War, who won 20 of 21 races in 1919 and 1920.

A. as that of Man o’War, who won
B. not unlike that of Man o’War, who won
C. not unlike Man o’War, who won
D. like that of Man o’War for winning
E. like Man o’War and his winning


Any explanation on OA?
my answer is A.
not unlike is double negative and not preferred by GMAT -> eliminate B, C
like used to compare nouns not used to compare actions -> eliminate D, E
A uses who correctly modifying Man o'War
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A is incorrect because “like” rather than “as” should be used to compare two noun phrases. C and E are incorrect because they erroneously compare Man o’War to Swiftilocks’s burst of speed. D fails to make clear whether Swiftilocks or Man o’War won the 20 races. B provides the clearest statement of the information.

ANSWER: B


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SajjadAhmad wrote:
In winning the 1998 Kentucky Derby, Swiftilocks showed a burst of speed as that of Man o’War, who won 20 of 21 races in 1919 and 1920.

A. as that of Man o’War, who won
B. not unlike that of Man o’War, who won
C. not unlike Man o’War, who won
D. like that of Man o’War for winning
E. like Man o’War and his winning


Any explanation on OA?
my answer is A.
not unlike is double negative and not preferred by GMAT -> eliminate B, C
like used to compare nouns not used to compare actions -> eliminate D, E
A uses who correctly modifying Man o'War


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Originally posted by SajjadAhmad on 05 Jan 2017, 21:36.
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Alexangeo wrote:
Hello, I have a general question for the use of like/unlike. Can we use like/unlike comparing a plural noun with a singular?
For example Unlike my parents, my brother ate all of his food. Thank you in advance.


Yes, Like/Unlike can be used to compare a singular noun with plural noun or vice-versa.
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