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Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italians’ 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 Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,
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17 Oct 2007, 13:36
nehanishika wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italians’ 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 Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

The answer is D. We need to compare Scandinavians and Italians. Only D and E do that.

We need to compare clauses here hence going with as in D over like in E. Also, just as X so Y is idiomatic.
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17 Oct 2007, 17:34
nehanishika wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italians’ 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 Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

D: just as X so Y. Need to compare like w/ like. ABC out.

E use of like is incorrect here.
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17 Oct 2007, 20:54
nehanishika wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italians’ 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 Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

got D, we are not comparing persons but the Italians' disregard to Scandi's disregard.. this answer also uses "just... so" idiom correctly
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17 Oct 2007, 22:49
nehanishika wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italians’ 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 Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

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My try.
A-Like Edvard Grieg,...., Italians' - wrong.
B-same error
C-almost the same error, and use of passive voice here is odd.
D- very promising but, Scandinavians long refused - past present verb and Italians’ disregard for Verdi - is noun.
E- Scandinavians' and Italians' - this should be right answer.
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17 Oct 2007, 22:52
remember for any use of "like", nouns should be used for similarity comparison and not phrases
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18 Oct 2007, 02:43
beckee529 wrote:
remember for any use of "like", nouns should be used for similarity comparison and not phrases

Yes D is the answer.

Those who have read Manhattan SC guide for chapter related to LIKE.. AS they will solve this question quickly. The chapter says that, AS is used in clauses, two compare two different things.. examples etc. While LIKE is used in cases where nouns are compared.
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18 Oct 2007, 05:18
yash500 wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
remember for any use of "like", nouns should be used for similarity comparison and not phrases

Yes D is the answer.

Those who have read Manhattan SC guide for chapter related to LIKE.. AS they will solve this question quickly. The chapter says that, AS is used in clauses, two compare two different things.. examples etc. While LIKE is used in cases where nouns are compared.

I believe that is what 'E' is trying to do, compare nouns phrases - 'long refusals to recognise edward' and 'the Italians’ disregard for Verdi'

In C - 'so' should have been followed by a verb
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19 Oct 2007, 02:35
beckee529 wrote:
remember for any use of "like", nouns should be used for similarity comparison and not phrases

I agree with you, still "LIKE" is to be used here because it is used for similarity comparison of Scandinavians’ long refusal AND Italians’ disregard for Verdi THAT persisted for a decade.
Also, this mark" ' ", I don't think these guys did a typo here.
But what is the QA anyway?
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19 Oct 2007, 20:28
Although I fell for A D is correct.
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20 Oct 2007, 10:05
nehanishika wrote:
Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, the Italians’ 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 Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,

E. D and E are close to each other but I take E for llism.

"the Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg" is parallel to "the Italians’ disregard for Verdi" in E is a perfect llism.

D has wrong comparision:
"the Scandinavians (subject) long refused (adj+ verb) is not paraller to "the Italians’ disregard for Verdi (noun phrase) persisted (verb) ....".

So noun cannot be compared with noun phrase.

So E makes sense.
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20 Oct 2007, 13:43
Like should be used to compare any nouns

Option E offers us a proper comparison between the noun "disregard" and the noun "refusal"

Therefore, option E must be the right answer.
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20 Oct 2007, 15:06
D makes the most sense!!!

just as ....so

there are comparison issues with E
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21 Oct 2007, 04:05
E should be the right answer...it has parallelism. long refusal is parallel to disregard...
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21 Oct 2007, 04:40
Definitely E.
Although not perfect this sentence is the best among the 5 choices.
21 Oct 2007, 04:40
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