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# Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the federal

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Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, so Parliament is the legislative body of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

(A) Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, so
(B) As Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States,
(C) As Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, in the same way
(D) Just as Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, so
(E) Just as the Federal government of the United States's legislative branch is Congress,
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I go with D. Just as.. so.. is the correct idiom.

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30 Apr 2009, 11:48
A- Unidiomatic.
B- Unidiomatic.
C- Unidiomatic.
D- Correct Ans.
E- Parallelism error.
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30 Apr 2009, 16:45
bigtreezl wrote:
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Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, so Parliament is the legislative body of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ?of? Northern Ireland.

a] Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, so
b] As Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States,
c] As Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, in the same way
d] Just as Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States, so
e] Just as the Federal government of the United States's legislative branch is Congress,

E

I disagree with myself..should be D

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30 Apr 2009, 18:37
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I go with D. Just as.. so.. is the correct idiom.

So the correct idiom is 'just as X, so Y' ?
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30 Apr 2009, 18:44
vscid wrote:
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I go with D. Just as.. so.. is the correct idiom.

So the correct idiom is 'just as X, so Y' ?

That's right. Just as Congress is.. so Parliament is..

Just as.. so. is a correct idiom. IMO, D is the correct answer.

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07 May 2010, 20:27
Agree with D just as X, so Y is correct idiom.
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I concur; the correct idiomatic expression is "just as X, so Y."
X:Congress is the legislative branch of...
Y:Parliament is the legislative body of...

The correct response is D.
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06 Sep 2010, 08:48
Just as X so Y is the correct idiom.

D it is.

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08 Sep 2010, 21:40
Straight D....I D I O M JUST AS X....SO Y

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08 Sep 2010, 22:30
Here comparing two phrases so Just as is correct
The idioms goes like Just as X.. so Y...

D is Correct

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11 May 2011, 08:28
Agree with D. Just as..so. Still doesn't look right to me though.

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13 May 2011, 14:45
+1 D

Just as...., so
Parallelism:
congress is...../ Parliament is....
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18 May 2011, 02:26
D has the correct idiom

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In option B if we have' Like congress' instead of 'As congress' will B is more preferable than D. Experts please suggest when to use As, Like, Just As....

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This question tests the knowledge of idioms
The correct idiom is Just as X so Y
Here:
X:Congress is the legislative branch of...
Y:Parliament is the legislative body of...

Only Option D follows this idiom. Hence the correct answer.
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29 Oct 2015, 12:19
As can be used to compare 2 clauses, then why B is wrong ?

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