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Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to

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Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italiansâ€™ disregard for Verdi persisted for a decade after his critical acclaim in France and Austria.

(A) Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize,
(B) Like Edvard Grieg, who the Scandinavians long refused to recognize,
(C) Just as Edvard Grieg was long refused recognition by the Scandinavians,
(D) Just as the Scandinavians long refused to recognize Edvard Grieg, so
(E) Like the Scandinaviansâ€™ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

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16 Apr 2006, 02:28
I`ll take (D) as....so.... seems to be the most idiomatic

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16 Apr 2006, 02:47
^ D ^

1) we are comparing the verbs so "as" is needed.
2) "just as ....so...(too)" is the correct usage

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16 Apr 2006, 03:52

Scandinavians.....Edvard Grieg ---> Italians....Verdi

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16 Apr 2006, 06:23
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Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italiansâ€™ disregard for Verdi persisted for a decade after his critical acclaim in France and Austria.

(D) Just as the Scandinavians long refused to recognize Edvard Grieg, so
(E) Like the Scandinaviansâ€™ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

guys r u sure? it should be E cus we need possisive noun to make the subject "the Italiansâ€™ disregard" parallel. so only E does so....

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16 Apr 2006, 06:28
Agree with Professor. A little tricky this one. 'Like' compares Sacndinavian's refusal with Italian's disregard.

E.

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16 Apr 2006, 12:07
Professor wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italiansâ€™ disregard for Verdi persisted for a decade after his critical acclaim in France and Austria.

(D) Just as the Scandinavians long refused to recognize Edvard Grieg, so
(E) Like the Scandinaviansâ€™ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

guys r u sure? it should be E cus we need possisive noun to make the subject "the Italiansâ€™ disregard" parallel. so only E does so....

You are totally right!!
I haven't noticed the apostrophy

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17 Apr 2006, 08:57
The OA is "E"

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17 Apr 2006, 15:11
trivikram wrote:
Professor wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italiansâ€™ disregard for Verdi persisted for a decade after his critical acclaim in France and Austria.

(D) Just as the Scandinavians long refused to recognize Edvard Grieg, so
(E) Like the Scandinaviansâ€™ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

guys r u sure? it should be E cus we need possisive noun to make the subject "the Italiansâ€™ disregard" parallel. so only E does so....

Prof that was just awesome.....

agree

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19 Apr 2006, 12:46
I agree it is E. It is the only choice that compares similar things

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19 Apr 2006, 12:46
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