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Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs that became

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Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs that became anthems for a generation of antiwar activists.


(A) Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs

(B) Bob Dylan wrote songs like many of his contemporaries

(C) As did many of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs

(D) Like the songs of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs

(E) As did many of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries, he wrote songs


This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Comparison" Revision Project.

Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs that became anthems for a generation of antiwar activists.

A. Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs
B. Bob Dylan wrote songs like many of his contemporaries
C. As did many of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs
D. Like the songs of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs
E. As did many of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries, he wrote songs


the question checks the following...
1) usage of like vs as... like is used to compare nouns whereas 'as; is to compare actions...
here 'as' is correct...
2) reference of pronoun he/his.. these should correctly refer back to the intended noun..
3)'that" should modify songs...
now the choices..
A. Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs
did makes it an action.. so wrong comparison between a person and an action
B. Bob Dylan wrote songs like many of his contemporaries
'that' would wrogly modify contemporaries.. also 'like many of his contemporaries' should follow bob dylan
C. As did many of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs
correct.. follows all three points above
D. Like the songs of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs
wrong comparison of songs and bob
E. As did many of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries, he wrote songs
this also corrects two of the points above but he does not directly refer to bob, it can be any x, y ,z person
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Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs that became anthems for a generation of antiwar activists.

A. Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs - wrong usage of LIKE
B. Bob Dylan wrote songs like many of his contemporaries - wrong comparison
C. As did many of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs - correct comparison
D. Like the songs of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs -wrong comparison
E. As did many of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries, he wrote songs -wrong comparison, HE Pronoun Error
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The original sentence incorrectly uses “Like” to compare two clauses: “Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs.” “Like” can be used to compare nouns, but not phrases containing verbs (clauses).


(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) As used in this sentence, “like” seems to compare the noun “songs” with the noun “contemporaries,” implying that Bob Dylan’s “songs” were similar to his “contemporaries.” This comparison is illogical, as songs cannot be compared with people.

(C) CORRECT. “As” is correctly used to compare two phrases containing verbs.

(D) The modifying phrase “Like the songs of his contemporaries” incorrectly modifies the adjacent noun “Bob Dylan,” implying that Bob Dylan is similar to the songs of his contemporaries. Songs cannot be logically compared with people.

(E) While “as” is correctly used to compare two phrases containing verbs, the subject pronoun “he” incorrectly refers back to the possessive noun “Bob Dylan’s.” Only possessive pronouns can be used to refer to possessive nouns.
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Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs that became anthems for a generation of antiwar activists.


A. Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs

B. Bob Dylan wrote songs like many of his contemporaries

C. As did many of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs

D. Like the songs of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs

E. As did many of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries, he wrote songs
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Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs that became anthems for a generation of antiwar activists.

A is incorrect from a grammatical stand point as we use Like only to compare nouns. Like is used here to compare the actions of Bob Dylan's contemporaries to Bob Dylan
(A) Like many of his contemporaries did, Bob Dylan wrote songs

B is incorrect for similar reasons, but sentence also illogically communicates that Bob Dylan wrote songs that were similar to his contemporaries. Songs that are similar to humans? hmm?
(B) Bob Dylan wrote songs like many of his contemporaries

C is correct- AS is used to compare the actions here.
(C) As did many of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs

D illogically compares the songs of Bob Dylan's contemporaries to Bob Dylan himself
(D) Like the songs of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan wrote songs

E illogically communicates that Bob Dylan's contemporaries did something. The "he" cannot refer correctly to the possessive here as it is a subject.

Only possessive pronouns can refer back to possessive nouns.

(E) As did many of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries, he wrote songs
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