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# Just as the various languages contributing to English

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Just as the various languages contributing to English broaden and enrich its expensive range with words as diverse as the Arabic simoon, the Greek zephyr; and the Native American chinook, so the many musical traditions coexisting in US culture create unlimited possibilities for the fusion of musical styles.

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B. similarly, the coexistence of many musical traditions in US culture create unlimited possibilities in the fusing of musical styles.
C. the many musical traditions coexisting in US culture are creating unlimited possibilities in the musical styles' fusion.
D. in the same way, possibilities for the fusion of musical styles are unlimited, owing to the many musical traditions that coexist in US culture
E. so it is US culture, where the many coexistent musical traditions make it possible that unlimited fusion of musical styles may be created.
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20 Jan 2006, 00:31
A - for me

Just as ... so or just as ... so too - is the idiomatic usage

B, C and D do not follow this pattern, hence - out -

E - is making incorrect comparison. In addition, the "where" should refer to a location - in this case it is referring to US culture, therefore - out
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20 Jan 2006, 00:32
OA is A..

For some reason, i thought Just as... similarly was idiomatic.. arghhh. i hate it..
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20 Jan 2006, 01:53
vivek123 wrote:
"A" is the best!

Idiom: "just as ...so"

A it is.

Wanted to add: Correct idiom is "possibilities for"
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20 Jan 2006, 03:12
i have recently joined the forum - must say this is an excellent place to hang around. This one particularly interested me as this is a prob from either Kaplan/ PR - I messed this one a couple of days earlier when i attempted it. Astonishingly, just 'cos i now know a few idioms, it looks so simple!
idiom   [#permalink] 20 Jan 2006, 03:12
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