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# Just as reading Samuel Pepy's diary gives a student a sense

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Updated on: 29 Jan 2018, 17:57
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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition, 2005

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Question No.: SC 99
Page: 652

Just as reading Samuel Pepy's diary gives a student a sense of the seventeenth century—of its texture and psyche—so Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer inside turn-of-the century Vienna.

(A) so Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer

(B) so listening to Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer

(C) so the Guileless Child Narrator of Jane Freed takes the operagoer

(D) listening to Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer

(E) Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer to her opera

Originally posted by stolyar on 05 Nov 2003, 05:14.
Last edited by hazelnut on 29 Jan 2018, 17:57, edited 1 time in total.
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26 Jul 2007, 16:41
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just as X so y
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just as x so too Y

Just as
reading Samuel Pepy's diary gives a student a sense of the seventeenth century—of its texture and psyche—
so
listening to Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoertakes the operagoer inside turn-of-the century Vienna.
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26 Jul 2007, 23:14

B is my choice too.
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30 Jul 2007, 20:48
bmwhype2 wrote:
just as X so y
or
just as x so too Y

Just as
reading Samuel Peppy's diary gives a student a sense of the seventeenth century—of its texture and psyche—
so
listening to Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoertakes the operagoer inside turn-of-the century Vienna.

bmwhype, very nice explanation. I was debating between A and B. Your explanation made it an obvious B for me.
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13 Jun 2009, 05:19
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(A) so Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer – just as X , so Y idiom is needed here just as reading Samuel Pepy’s diary…………. So Jane Freed’s is wrong X and Y must be be equal where X is reading OUT-
(B) so listening to Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer – just as X , so Y idiom just as reading(X) Samuel Pepy’s diary…………. So listening to Jane Freed’s Guileless Child Narrator is right X and Y where X and Y paralel-

(C) so the Guileless Child Narrator of Jane Freed takes the operagoer – just as X , so Y idiom is needed here just as reading Samuel Pepy’s diary…………. So The Guileless Child Narrator of Jane Freed is wrong X and Y must be be equal where X is reading and paralelism also must be constructed between Samuel Pepy’s diary…. And Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator -

(D) listening to Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer – just as X , so Y idiom is needed here just as reading Samuel Pepy’s diary…………. Listening to is wrong so is needed OUT-
(E) Jane Freed's Guileless Child Narrator takes the operagoer to her opera– just as X , so Y idiom is needed here just as reading Samuel Pepy’s diary…………. Jane Freed’s….. is wrong so + Y(listening) is needed OUT-
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13 Jun 2009, 23:17
Just as...so too is the right idiom...and since B maintains the parallelism, B is the correct ans IMO...
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14 Jun 2009, 01:28
IMO B for parllelism
Idiom: Just as ... so...
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