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# Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is

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Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan is based on technique, exactness and placement, with a particular emphasis on awe-inspiring technical feats, as well as on graceful, delicate movement.

A. Like Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
C. Like Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
D. Similar to Merrill Ashley, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
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01 Apr 2012, 09:42
In comparison's parallelism should be used.
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01 Apr 2012, 15:44
Agree.. B Comparison. We are comparing the amazing ballet skills of Merrill Ashley and Wendy Whelan.

All other choices are not comparing || things...... BOOYA
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17 Apr 2012, 03:59
Why isn't E working? Doesn't Merill Ashley's correctly refer to ballet style?
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17 Apr 2012, 04:38
B. Like Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style
E. Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan

--> E is wordy; the use of "similar to " can be replaced by "Like" safely;

i think E will have correct format if it were:

Similar to the ballet style of Merrill Ashley, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan

B is precise and format wise perfect and hence better than E.
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17 Apr 2012, 05:04
Impenetrable wrote:
Why isn't E working? Doesn't Merill Ashley's correctly refer to ballet style?

E - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
E would have been better if it were - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style

B is better than E
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17 Apr 2012, 06:21
vikram4689 wrote:
Impenetrable wrote:
Why isn't E working? Doesn't Merill Ashley's correctly refer to ballet style?

E - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
E would have been better if it were - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style

B is better than E

Can you explain this further? Why this order? I am sure both are grammatically correct!
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17 Apr 2012, 07:27
Impenetrable wrote:
vikram4689 wrote:
Impenetrable wrote:
Why isn't E working? Doesn't Merill Ashley's correctly refer to ballet style?

E - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, the ballet style of Wendy Whelan
E would have been better if it were - Similar to Merrill Ashley's, Wendy Whelan's ballet style

B is better than E

Can you explain this further? Why this order? I am sure both are grammatically correct!

Both are correct no doubt but

Similar to is wordier than Like
Both 's would make it more || than using 1 prep ph.
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I received a private message asking for additional clarification about the error in E. I'm posting my response here for the group in case others need clarification too:

The problem with E as written is that it's not parallel in structure. It makes sense logically (the primary error with comparisons), but sometimes with comparisons you will be eliminating answer choices on the basis of structure.

Similar to Merrill Ashley's (ballet style), the ballet style of Wendy Whelan - the order is inverted, person/style to style/person, and you have the person in a possessive structure first than within an prepositional phrase - not parallel.

The correct answer B has both people in possessive structure with the same ordering.
B. Like Merrill Ashley's (ballet style), Wendy Whelan's ballet style - perfectly parallel

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