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Like Edvard Grieg, whom the Scandinavians long refused to recognize

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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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pierrealexandre77 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,
This sentence contains a comparison error. It is intended to compare the disregard of Grieg with the disregard for Verdi, but the sentence could be taken to mean that both Grieg and the Italians' disregarded Verdi.
(B) Like Edvard Grieg, who the Scandinavians long refused to recognize,
Same error as A except that "who" is incorrect as well.
(C) Just as Edvard Grieg was long refused recognition by the Scandinavians,
"Griegs was long refused" is not parallel to "the italian's disregard for Verdi"
(D) Just as the Scandinavians long refused to recognize Edvard Grieg, so
Not parallel. "The Scandinavians long refused" is not parallel to "the Italians' disregard".
(E) Like the Scandinavians’ long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg,
This sentence is parallel and correct.
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I thought it was not possible to put a verb in a like clause...

Is "long refusal to recognize Edvard Grieg" considered as a group of nouns in this case?
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New post 04 Nov 2009, 07:43
Its E like X..... Y X&Y should be parallel
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New post 04 Nov 2009, 08:36
pierrealexandre77 wrote:
Hi,

I'm pretty confused with the OA. Could someone explain me?

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,

Official Answer: E



Its parallelism.
Like the Scandinavians' long refusal...., the Italians' disregard
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New post 04 Nov 2009, 08:46
Yep, I totally agree

the thing is that in my first shot I ruled out ans E because I had a clause with verb in a like sentence. that should be considered as faulty.

But actually the vers is not an acting verb and then this should be considered as a group of nouns.


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E seems correct.
Like x, y
A) wrong because of parallelism error (comparision issue Edvard Grieg cannot be parallel to the Italians’ disregard )
b) Same as B
C), D) comparison error as described above.
E) correct
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