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# Just as reading Peter Richardson's diary gives a reader

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Just as reading Peter Richardson's diary gives a reader a sense of the nineteenth century, of its emotions and strife, so Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist inside the world of classical romance.

(A) so Chopins Ballad takes the pianist

(B) so listening to Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist

(C) so the Ballad of Chopin takes the pianist

(D) listening to Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist

(E) so does Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist

Can some one tell me why is option E wrong ? I am not able to fit the idiom in the correct option properly

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16 Jul 2014, 02:28
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16 Jul 2014, 02:37
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mshrek wrote:
Can some one tell me why is option E wrong ? I am not able to fit the idiom in the correct option properly.

Let me try:
Just as X is blah blah blah... so Y is blah blah blah.... << It is an idiomatic expression.
Here element X and Y must be parallel. We can eliminate answer choice D straight.
In other choices A, C and E elements after so Chopins Ballad or the Ballad or Chopin's Ballad are not parallel to X=reading (gerund).
In option B ( Just as reading PR diary....gives... so listening to CB takes ... ) comparison is properly balanced and logical.

Therefore B is best choice.

Just as reading Peter Richardson's diary gives a reader a sense of the nineteenth century, of its emotions and strife, so Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist inside the world of classical romance.
(A) so Chopins Ballad takes the pianist
(B) so listening to Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist
(C) so the Ballad of Chopin takes the pianist
(D) listening to Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist
(E) so does Chopin's Ballad takes the pianist
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16 Jul 2014, 02:43
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Can some one tell me why is option E wrong ? I am not able to fit the idiom in the correct option properly

Hi,

The correct idiom is "Just as X, so Y"

here the X and Y has be parallel.

For you doubt, the option E suggests that Chopin's Ballad takes the painist to world of classical romance. This makes the Chopin's ballad as the doer.

This is not correct. As in the first part of sentence, it is the reader who reads the dairy feels as being in 19th century. The second part also should follow the same. Making Painist feel the romance.

Also the reading is not parallel with the "so does chopin's Ballad".

So B is correct answer. as it is correct both idiomatically and parallel. Hope it helps.
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16 Jul 2014, 09:35
Ok. now the questions makes more sense to me
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07 Jan 2016, 10:25
Comparison .
reading Peter Richardson's diary >> listening to Chopin's Ballad
IMO B
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08 Jan 2016, 21:45
baaniNitin wrote:
Comparison .
reading Peter Richardson's diary >> listening to Chopin's Ballad
IMO B

Is D wrong because it's not parallel?
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09 Jan 2016, 01:04
gmatser1 wrote:
baaniNitin wrote:
Comparison .
reading Peter Richardson's diary >> listening to Chopin's Ballad
IMO B

Is D wrong because it's not parallel?

D is eliminated in first view , "Just as ...... so ....... " is the correct use
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