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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 [#permalink]

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04 May 2010, 04:12
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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,

Lets dicuss !!
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Re: Like Vs Just as..so [#permalink]

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04 May 2010, 05:31
E is the correct answer. to be honest I picked c first but realized that even though c uses correct idiom justas x so y, X and Y are not parallel - Edvard g and disregard (grammatically parallel but logically unparallel)

in E: x = refusal y = disregard. idiom like x,y

Having said that, c is a tempting choice.

good question

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Re: Like Vs Just as..so [#permalink]

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04 May 2010, 06:44
tenaman10 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, >>> Wrong Comparison: Comparing "Edvard Grieg" with "Italians’ disregard"
(B) Like Edvard Grieg, who the Scandinavians long refused to recognize, >>> Wrong Comparison: Comparing "Edvard Grieg" with "Italians’ disregard"
(C) Just as Edvard Grieg was long refused recognition by the Scandinavians, >>> Wrong Comparison: Comparing "Edvard Grieg" with "Italians’ disregard"
(D) Just as the Scandinavians long refused to recognize Edvard Grieg, so >>> Wrong Comparison: Comparing "Scandinavians" with "Italians’ disregard"
(E) Like the Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,>>> CORRECT >>> Comparing "Scandinavians’ long refusal" with "Italians’ disregard"
Lets dicuss !!

IMHO E. OA PLZ.

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Re: Like Vs Just as..so [#permalink]

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05 May 2010, 12:31
should be (E)

'Like the Scandinavians’ long refusal' is parallel with 'the Italians' disegard'

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Re: Like Vs Just as..so [#permalink]

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05 May 2010, 13:27
Comparision is between refusal of Scandinavians and Italians. Hence eliminate ABC

For comparision Like is preferred to "Just as", eliminate D

IMO E

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Re: Like Vs Just as..so [#permalink]

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14 May 2010, 07:07
The OA is E

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14 May 2010, 09:26
tenaman10 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,

here we are comparing two nouns Scandinavians’ long refusal with Italians’ disregard. We use "Like" to compare nouns and "Just as" to compare verbs. So Like is correct choice.
Due to ||ism, its clearly E..

good question..

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Re: Like Vs Just as..so [#permalink]

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16 May 2010, 02:26
E is the winner
Like compares the nouns & as compares the actions , moreover E is parallel to the remaining part of the sentence hence E is the right choice

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Re: Like Vs Just as..so   [#permalink] 16 May 2010, 02:26
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