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# Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth

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Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too are we now attempting to extract energy and minerals from the ocean bed.

Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too

The European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, and in a similar way

Like the case of the European countries of the early eighteenth century who sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too

As in the exploitation of the resources of our continent by European countries of the early eighteenth century,

Similar to the European countries which sought in the early eighteenth century to exploit the resources of our continent
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13 Jun 2009, 09:10
A.....The correct idiom is "Just as...so too....."
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13 Jun 2009, 11:00
B has modifier error....Besides it has an illogical construct "in a similar way are" which is not at all making sense....

mbaMission wrote:
trainspotting wrote:
A.....The correct idiom is "Just as...so too....."

I agree.

What is wrong with B?

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# Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth

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