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

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Updated on: 24 Dec 2018, 11:23
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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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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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05 Jan 2017, 09:10
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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05 Jan 2017, 18:55
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?
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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Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 01:24
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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.

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murarkam 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?
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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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.
Re: In winning the 1998 Kentucky Derby, Swiftilocks showed a burst of   [#permalink] 05 Jan 2017, 22:35
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