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Just like the background in art history need by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the nautical archaeologist needs specialized knowledge of the history of ship design in order to understand shipwrecks.

This question boils down to correct idiom and proper placement of modifier to make parallel comparison
First of all back ground in art history cannot be compared with archeologist. Archeologist should be compared with archaeologist.
Secondly the correct idiom is Just as X, So Y
With this knowledge, the correct answer can be vetted in less than 10 seconds.

A) Just like the background in art history needed by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the
Wrong:- background in art is compared with archeologist. Wrong idiom.

B) Just as an archaeologist who needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, a:- missing "SO"
WRONG:- wrong idiom. Just as needs "so" to make it idiomatic.

C) Just as an archaeologist needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, so a
CORRECT:- right comparison between archeologist and archeologist. Correct idiom Just asX, So y

D) Like the archaeologist who evaluates finds of ancient art and requires a background in art history,so the
WRONG:- Incorrect Idiom

E) As evaluating finds of ancient art requires an archaeologist who has the background in art history, so the
WRONG:- "find of ancient art" is being compared with "archeologist"



I3igDmsu wrote:
Just like the background in art history need by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the nautical archaeologist needs specialized knowledge of the history of ship design in order to understand shipwrecks.

A) Just like the background in art history needed by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the
B) Just as an archaeologist who needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, a
C) Just as an archaeologist needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, so a
D) Like the archaeologist who evaluates finds of ancient art and requires a background in art history, so the
E) As evaluating finds of ancient art requires an archaeologist who has the background in art history, so the

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I thought B, but the OE is C

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Just like the background in art history need by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the nautical archaeologist needs specialized knowledge of the history of ship design in order to understand shipwrecks.

This question boils down to correct idiom and proper placement of modifier to make parallel comparison
First of all back ground in art history cannot be compared with archeologist. Archeologist should be compared with archaeologist.
Secondly the correct idiom is Just as X, So Y
With this knowledge, the correct answer can be vetted in less than 10 seconds.

A) Just like the background in art history needed by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the
Wrong:- background in art is compared with archeologist. Wrong idiom.

B) Just as an archaeologist who needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, a:- missing "SO"
WRONG:- wrong idiom. Just as needs "so" to make it idiomatic.

C) Just as an archaeologist needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, so a
CORRECT:- right comparison between archeologist and archeologist. Correct idiom Just asX, So y

D) Like the archaeologist who evaluates finds of ancient art and requires a background in art history,so the
WRONG:- Incorrect Idiom

E) As evaluating finds of ancient art requires an archaeologist who has the background in art history, so the
WRONG:- "find of ancient art" is being compared with "archeologist"


I3igDmsu wrote:
Just like the background in art history need by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the nautical archaeologist needs specialized knowledge of the history of ship design in order to understand shipwrecks.

A) Just like the background in art history needed by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the
B) Just as an archaeologist who needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, a
C) Just as an archaeologist needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, so a
D) Like the archaeologist who evaluates finds of ancient art and requires a background in art history, so the
E) As evaluating finds of ancient art requires an archaeologist who has the background in art history, so the

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I thought B, but the OE is C

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Just as.....so...
Is the idiom...


I3igDmsu wrote:
Just like the background in art history need by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the nautical archaeologist needs specialized knowledge of the history of ship design in order to understand shipwrecks.

A) Just like the background in art history needed by an archaeologist in order to evaluate finds of ancient art, the
B) Just as an archaeologist who needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, a
C) Just as an archaeologist needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, so a
D) Like the archaeologist who evaluates finds of ancient art and requires a background in art history, so the
E) As evaluating finds of ancient art requires an archaeologist who has the background in art history, so the

[Reveal] Spoiler:
I thought B, but the OE is C

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New post 25 Sep 2016, 12:34
Is the "so" in choice C needed?

Would it be correct choice B if it wouldn't have the "who"?

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New post 26 Aug 2017, 23:47
amarinetti wrote:
Is the "so" in choice C needed?

Would it be correct choice B if it wouldn't have the "who"?

Just as an archaeologist needs a background in art history to evaluate finds of ancient art, a...


I also have the same concern :-)

Experts can you let us know your thoughts on this? daagh
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