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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks "Dizzy" played many other musical instruments, including the piano.
A. Like
B. As have
C. Just as with
D. Just like
E. As did

I was able to eliminate B,C, and D. But what's wrong with E?

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'As did' - distorts the meaning of the sentence.

When we use 'as did' the sentence wrongly conveys the meaning that John Birks played many other instruments in the same way it was played by other jazz players.
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you are not comparing the actions or the types of instruments that the new guys is playing, rather you are just saying X is like Y in the way he plays several instruments. But the core of the structure is to show similarity in people, what follows is secondary. This rules out B, C and E.

In D, Just like is longer than Like and doesn't significantly add or remove any more meaning than "Like", so redundancy.

Answer choice: A.
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New post 12 Apr 2017, 21:21
Like is used to compare two nouns of the same kind; here the comparison is between other jazz players and John Birks.
Option A clearly compares John Birks with other players .
The confusion here is dizzy , but it is between two inverted commas so it clearly gives some characteristics of John .
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