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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie

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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

a) Like

b) As have

c) Just as with

d) Just like

e) As did

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Originally posted by aashu4uiit on 18 Nov 2014, 07:03.
Last edited by carcass on 18 Nov 2014, 12:50, edited 3 times in total.
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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

a) Like
CORRECT. Comparison: Like X, Y.......

b) As have
Wrong. "have" is wrong

c) Just as with
Wrong. Correct idiom: just as X, so Y..... In addition, "with" does not make sense.

d) Just like
Wrong. Why we need "just"?

e) As did
Wrong. TEMPTING but wrong. The intended meaning is like many famous jazz trumpet players IN GENERAL, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played........ Option E, however, adds "did", so it changes the meaning. E seems to convey the idea that famous jazz trumpet players do not play many instruments any more. They just did so in the past. That's why E is wrong.

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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

a) Like
b) As have
c) Just as with
d) Just like
e) As did


a) Like
Like X, Y...

b) As have
"have" is incorrect

c) Just as with
Wrong Idiom.

d) Just like
Incorrect: Just like means in the same way. There are many ways to play an instrument.

e) As did
Wrong. It conveys the meaning as he did it for a particular occasion not in general. Which changes the meaning.
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I was trapped by the subtle trap laid out in E. A good question and learning point indeed ! :)
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can someone further clarify why "as did" in choice E is incorrect. I would think that you're comparing X with Y (i.e. famous trumpet players played many instruments = x; and John played many instruments = y)
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can someone further clarify why "as did" in choice E is incorrect. I would think that you're comparing X with Y (i.e. famous trumpet players played many instruments = x; and John played many instruments = y)


Option E is grammatically correct. However the meaning is slightly changed as already described in the post above:
like-many-famous-jazz-trumpet-players-john-birks-dizzy-gillespie-188730.html#p1444354

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I don't understand this. Isn't the necessary comparison this: Like X did, Y did.
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I don't understand this. Isn't the necessary comparison this: Like X did, Y did.


Like compariosn compares Nouns/Pronouns...

Like x, y

Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

Like doesn't compare actions, hence Like X did, Y did is not the perfect way...
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Korhand wrote:
I don't understand this. Isn't the necessary comparison this: Like X did, Y did.


Like compariosn compares Nouns/Pronouns...

Like x, y

Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

Like doesn't compare actions, hence Like X did, Y did is not the perfect way...


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Korhand wrote:
I don't understand this. Isn't the necessary comparison this: Like X did, Y did.


Like compariosn compares Nouns/Pronouns...

Like x, y

Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

Like doesn't compare actions, hence Like X did, Y did is not the perfect way...


Oh, thank you. Of course, 'like' can't be used that way. But I am not still convinced why the right answer is right.

So can I say "Like James, Henry played football"?
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Korhand wrote:
I don't understand this. Isn't the necessary comparison this: Like X did, Y did.


Like compariosn compares Nouns/Pronouns...

Like x, y

Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

Like doesn't compare actions, hence Like X did, Y did is not the perfect way...


Oh, thank you. Of course, 'like' can't be used that way. But I am not still convinced why the right answer is right.

So can I say "Like James, Henry played football"?


Yes, the above sentence is correct.
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oh, of course. apparently working on GMAT SC confused me about basic sentences :)

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Like many famous jazz trumpet players, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie played many other musical instruments, including the piano.

As the comparison is between "Dizzy Gillespie" and "many famous jazz trumpet players", that means it is comparing noun vs. noun. In this case, the usage of Like is correct

a) Like ===> CORRECT

b) As have ===> We do not need the verb "have" also "As" is used to compare actions

c) Just as with ===> Just means "Exactly" which is illogical here

d) Just like ===> Just means "Exactly" which is illogical here

e) As did ===> We do not need the verb "have" also "As" is used to compare actions

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i have another explanation than the usual one givven one by experts and that is " as did x, y did the same". here the first and second clause are not maintaining parallelism, first clause is in passive voice but the second clause is in active voice. HENCE THY LMAO IT MIGHT BE WRONG TO USE AS DID AT THAT PARTICULAR PLACE

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