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Just as a writer trying to understand shtetl life might read Shalom

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Just as a writer trying to understand shtetl life might read Shalom Aleichem or Isaac Bashevis Singer, in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records by the Mississippi Delta bluesman Charlie Patton.

(A) in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records

(B) in the same way writers who try and understand Black life in the American South might well listen to record

(C) so a writer trying to understand black life in the American South might well listen to records

(D) so do writers try and understand Black life in the American South and might well listen to a record

(E) then writers trying to understand Black life in the American South could well listen to records

Originally posted by bmwhype2 on 26 Jul 2007, 17:54.
Last edited by hazelnut on 02 Jan 2018, 22:47, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 26 Jul 2007, 17:56
Just as ..so is the idiom

The answer should be C.

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New post 26 Jul 2007, 18:29
bmwhype2 wrote:
464. Just as a writer trying to understand shtetl life might read Shalom Aleichem or Isaac Bashevis Singer, in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records by the Mississippi Delta bluesman Charlie Patton.

(A) in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records
(B) in the same way writers who try and understand Black life in the American South might well listen to record
(C) so a writer trying to understand black life in the American South might well listen to records
(D) so do writers try and understand Black life in the American South and might well listen to a record
(E) then writers trying to understand Black life in the American South could well listen to records



thats right. "just as .................. so to" is a correct idiom.

C is parallel and has correct idiom tooooooooooooooooo.
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C is correct

Just as...so...correct idiom and it is parallel ......... :lol:
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C is correct

Just as...so...correct idiom and it is parallel ......... :lol:


Right just a caution though what comes after just as should follow as also that makes a D redundant!
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New post 29 Jul 2018, 05:28
bmwhype2 wrote:
Just as a writer trying to understand shtetl life might read Shalom Aleichem or Isaac Bashevis Singer, in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records by the Mississippi Delta bluesman Charlie Patton.

(A) in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records

(B) in the same way writers who try and understand Black life in the American South might well listen to record

(C) so a writer trying to understand black life in the American South might well listen to records

(D) so do writers try and understand Black life in the American South and might well listen to a record

(E) then writers trying to understand Black life in the American South could well listen to records


Yes the answer is C. In my opinion the easy way to this solution can be seen as below.

Stem says : "Just as a writer trying to understand shtetl life might read Shalom Aleichem..."

After reading the stem completely we know for sure that it is a comparison question. So as marked in the red colour above, we can observe that the stem compares a single writer. Hence 'a writer'.
So what we need after a comma is a singular noun only and not plural to maintain parallelism in comparison.

Notice all the options have plural noun(writers instead of writer).Only C has a singular noun.
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