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Like Haydn, Schubert wrote a great deal for the stage, but he is remembered principally for his chamber and concert-hall music.

(A) Like Haydn, Schubert
(B) Like Haydn, Schubert also
(C) As has Haydn, Schubert
(D) As did Haydn, Schubert also
(E) As Haydn did, Schubert also

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Redundancy spoils B.

In GMAT, try avoiding words that do not modify the meaning of the sentence or the intention. This makes your answer choice clear and concise, in OG terms.

Try questioning yourself--is also really required? Like Haydn, Schubert did something does it all!
Like Haydn, Schubert also did something... is also required here? Like by itself does the job.

option that reads something like Haydn did something and Schubert also did the same thing is correct
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Like Haydn, Schubert wrote a great deal for the stage, but he is remembered principally for his chamber and concert-hall music.

(A) Like Haydn, Schubert
(B) Like Haydn, Schubert also
(C) As has Haydn, Schubert
(D) As did Haydn, Schubert also
(E) As Haydn did, Schubert also


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B - Redundancy
C - wrong tense, 'as' compares actions (verbs)
D - redundancy and action oriented
E - redundancy and action oriented
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You should not START a sentence with "as + HELPING VERB + subject", or with "as + subject + HELPING VERB". in those instances, the sentence is better written with "like + SUBJECT".

Example:
as did his brother, james graduated at the head of his class --> wordy/awkward/inferior
like his brother, james graduated at the head of his class --> better.

you can eliminate all of (c), (d), (e) for this reason.
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why B is wrong?
I thought that "Like x,Y also" is an idom
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Hi Bhavin,

Like Haydn, Schubert wrote a great deal for the stage, but he is remembered principally for his chamber and concert-hall music.

(A) Like Haydn, Schubert
(B) Like Haydn, Schubert also
(C) As has Haydn, Schubert
(D) As did Haydn, Schubert also
(E) As Haydn did, Schubert also

Choice B is incorrect because of the word “also”. It is actually redundant in the sentence. “Like” already establishes the comparison. When we present the comparison, it is understood that the two entities compared do have something in common and theta is why they are being compared. Using “also” does not make sense in that case.

In fact, we can eliminate Choice D and E on that basis also. Structurally, we can use “as” as well to present the comparison. But in that case “as” should be followed by a clause. Choices D and E both follow that structure.

However, use of “also” makes these choices incorrect.

For more details on “as” and “like”, you can review our article by clicking on the following link:
as-vs-like-correct-and-incorrect-usages-133950.html

Hope this helps.
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New post 08 Nov 2018, 09:26
RULES:
LIKE is used:
To compare 2 nouns
In Hypothetical situations
When there is no verb following LIKE.

Like followed by a VERB is always wrong...
So if we say, Like I said...this will be wrong usage as per the GMAT... "said" is a verb... it cannot be followed by
LIKE.

AS is used:
To compare actions / verbs / clauses / trends / prepositional phrases
To denote real situations
To denote functions/professions/ designations / jobs / roles etc


In the question we are comparing two nouns, hence LIKE is used...
In option B, also is redundant as LIKE conveys the intent
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