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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

(A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of

(B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct

(C) Just as ancient Egyptian architectural materials were recycled in the construction of

(D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing

(E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing

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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct
C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing



In the statement, there is idiom error. After LIKE X needs to be compared with Y ( preceding comma before Y ) (Actual idiom is Like X, Y ).But here we have so after comma.
So, A B and E are out.
In C.. the statement is matching with the idiom Just as X, So Y ( Correct, let's keep is aside and check for other options too)
In D.. they has no proper antecedent. ( Incorrect ).

Option C is the correct.
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct
C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing



Like vs Just as !!
Usage of like is incorrect hence a,b and e are out.
D is out because of parallelism
C is the answer

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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct
C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing



'So' in underlined part indicates that we need 'as' or 'just as'. A, B and E are out

Parallelism must be between ' ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused' and 'ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled'. C correctly maintains the parallelism.

In choice 'D', its not clear what 'they' is referring to.
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct
C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing


Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

Answer must be (C)...
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

1)
Like -> Compares two nouns and "so" is used for reason.
Like X, Y is the proper usage

2) Just as X, so Y
It shows the comparison of X and Y and X and Y should be parallel

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of -> Eliminated because of Reason 1
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct -> Eliminated because of Reason 1

C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of -> Correct

D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
The next part of the sentence is a clause and "They" cannot be compared to "ancient Greek materials"

E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing
Just Like X Y is comparison marker and is used to compare two nouns.
Just Like X so Y is wrong usage
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'Like' is wrong here due to 'like...so..' is not the proper idiom. 'Just as....so...' is

Therefore it can be narrowed down to B and C.

From there parallelism is critical. ancient Egyptians to ancient Greeks is correct therefore the answer is C.

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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct
C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing


I wonder why I have high accuracy in solving day to day SC questions, but when it comes to CATs I fall flat.. :(

Like is incorrect here, that leaves us with D and C, D has 'they' which has no antecedent. so C wins.
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I think there is a problem with answer C. why do they use "ancient Egyptians architectural materials". why is "Egyptians" the "S" necessary?
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct
C) Just as ancient Egyptian architectural materials were recycled in the construction of
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing

Straight C
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I think there is a problem with answer C. why do they use "ancient Egyptians architectural materials". why is "Egyptians" the "S" necessary?


Good spot ahuan077 - It should only be Egyptian, I have edited the question to reflect the OG question. Thanks
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

Idiom is being tested here.
Most common idioms in official guide are:
1) Just as........X.........so.......Y......

2) Like X, Y

3) Unlike X, Y
4)Consider.......
5) Either..or......
6) Neither....nor..........
7) Not only........but also..........
8) Both............and............
9) More than
10) Between.........and........
11) From.............to...........

Coming back to the question:
Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

1) What is being compared here?
Ancient Egyptian architectural materials (X) and ancient Greek material (Y)

X has to be parallel to Y

Correct idiom is Just as .........so........ (shows similarity)

2) Why only this idiom?
Because like is underlined and so is not (this gives us a hint).

3) Modifiers:
that were recycled should be in past tense because the non-underlined portion is also in past tense and past tense conveys the clear meaning in this sentence.
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One more thing that I read in the official explanation:
Just as..., so...........Must be followed by clauses. I think that's because we are comparing two entities using 'as' and when as is used to compare two things, we use clause not noun phrases.
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of - “like X, Y” (X and Y are nouns) and “Just as M, so N” (M and N are clauses).
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct - Incorrect usage of Like
C) Just as ancient Egyptian architectural materials were recycled in the construction of - Correct
D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing - Parallelism issue; no antecedent for “they”
E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing - Incorrect usage of Like

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Is my understanding correct that usage of like + noun
is correct in (A) to show a comparison? It is - so - after the coma
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Is my understanding correct that usage of like + noun
is correct in (A) to show a comparison? It is - so - after the coma
that makes this choice incorrect.


I have discussed the use of like here: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2016/06/like-vs-gmat/

The correct comparison would be Like A, B ...

Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, ancient Greek materials from ...

A - Egyptian materials
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Thank you VeritasPrepKarishma

Quick Q: Whenever I see JUST AS, do I need to treat it is as LIKE (like + noun) or AS (as + clause, except its function as role play)
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Thank you VeritasPrepKarishma

Quick Q: Whenever I see JUST AS, do I need to treat it is as LIKE (like + noun) or AS (as + clause, except its function as role play)
after identifying its use as comparison.


Just as is "to an equal degree as" or "in the same way as"
So the correct usage would be "... just as happy as ..." OR "Just as clause, so clause" OR "Just as clause, clause"
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Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of ancient Greek Alexandria, so ancient Greek materials from the construction of the that city were reused in subsequent centuries by Roman, Muslim, and modern builders.

1)
Like -> Compares two nouns and "so" is used for reason.
Like X, Y is the proper usage

2) Just as X, so Y
It shows the comparison of X and Y and X and Y should be parallel

A) Like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in the construction of -> Eliminated because of Reason 1
B) Like recycling ancient Egyptian architectural materials to construct -> Eliminated because of Reason 1

C) Just as ancient Egyptians architectural materials were recycled in the construction of -> Correct

D) Just as they recycled ancient Egyptian architectural materials in constructing
The next part of the sentence is a clause and "They" cannot be compared to "ancient Greek materials"

E) Just like ancient Egyptian architectural materials that were recycled in constructing
Just Like X Y is comparison marker and is used to compare two nouns.
Just Like X so Y is wrong usage






(1) In addition, sentences should be parallel, so "in constructing" is wrong instead it should be "in construction of"
(2) Lastly, "that" is redundant in both the options A,E.
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Hello

Can we also reject choices A, B and E because of their structure? We need an IC, Fanboys IC. Since the latter part of the sentence starts with “so” therefore we need an IC to begin the sentence.

Or is this question solely checking the correct usage of idiom Just as X, So Y. Where elements X and Y need to be parallel.

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