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New post 24 Jul 2018, 13:35
Is the use of "that" in option A & E also wrong?

As per my understanding, that refers to materials, which is plural.
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Diction; Parallelism
When two situations are asserted to be similar, the proper way to express this is with the paired expressions just as . . . so . . ., not like . . . so. Moreover, the two compared situations should be expressed as clauses, not as noun phrases. us the clause ancient Egyptian architectural materials
were recycled . . . is correct, as opposed to a noun phrase like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled . . .
A Just as and a following clause with a passive verb are preferred, but instead this option has like and a following noun phrase (ancient Egyptian materials . . .). It appears, somewhat implausibly, to say that the ancient Greek materials were similar to the earlier ancient Egyptian ones in that both were used by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.
B Just as and a following clause with a passive verb are preferred, but instead this option has like and a following noun phrase (recycling ancient Egyptian materials . . .).
It appears illogically to say that the action of recycling was similar to the ancient Greek materials in that both were reused in subsequent centuries.
C Correct. e expressions just as and so are paired to link the two clauses in parallel, and both clauses use the passive construction.
D Just as is used to connect two clauses, which is good, but the rst clause employs the active construction rather than the preferred passive, so there is a failure of parallelism. Also, it is unclear what they refers to. e sentence appears to say illogically that some unidenti ed group’s action of recycling was similar to the ancient Greek materials’ being reused.
E Just as introducing a clause with a passive verb is preferable, but this sentence uses
like and a following noun phrase (ancient Egyptian materials . . .). It appears, somewhat implausibly, to say that the ancient Greek materials were similar to the earlier ancient Egyptian ones in that both were used by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.
e correct answer is C.
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