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Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy good literature.
(A) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy
(B) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying
(C) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes that it is important to enjoy
(D) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is that it is important to enjoy
(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of enjoying
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17 Mar 2008, 07:01
Do u mean OA is D?
Like other educators -> B is better because the subject is Ms Barton i guess...
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17 Mar 2008, 11:58
prasannar wrote:
Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy good literature.

(A) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy

(B) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying

(C) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes that it is important to enjoy

(D) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is that it is important to enjoy

(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of enjoying

"Substitute for "is the idiom, thus A,C,D are straight out; Between B& D D is awkward construction. Please post your explanations

"Substitute for" is the correct idiom. Between B and D, B is the right answer.
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17 Mar 2008, 20:53
OA is B
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17 Oct 2013, 01:15
I choose the correct answer choice B however I need to know the clear meaning of the sentence.
can anyone????
prasannar wrote:
Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy good literature.
(A) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy
(B) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying
(C) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes that it is important to enjoy
(D) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is that it is important to enjoy
(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of enjoying
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20 Oct 2013, 01:02
substitute....for is the correct idiom....
so A,C and E are wrong...
between B and D, B is more concise
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19 May 2015, 01:30
Straight B.

Idiom is substitute for. A, C and E out.
Like other educators, Ms. Burton, not her emphasis. D out.
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15 Jun 2015, 21:55
(A) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy
(B) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying
(C) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes that it is important to enjoy
(D) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is that it is important to enjoy
(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of enjoying

2-3 Split
D & E are out since the modifier , like other educators...should modify Ms Burton
Between A,B,C..."substitute for" seems to be the correct usage.
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27 Jul 2015, 01:38
substitute X for Y is the correct idiom. comparison should be between other educators and ms.burton not between other educators and Ms.Burtons emphasis.
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03 Nov 2016, 01:29
prasannar wrote:
Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy good literature.
(A) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy
(B) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying
(C) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes that it is important to enjoy
(D) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is that it is important to enjoy
(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of enjoying

Rule: Substitute X for Y- Knock A,C & E
Rule: Like comparison Educator = Ms. Burton ( people) - Knock D .
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03 Nov 2016, 11:36
prasannar wrote:
Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy good literature.

(A) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes how important it is to enjoy
(B) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying
(C) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton emphasizes that it is important to enjoy
(D) for dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is that it is important to enjoy
(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of enjoying

Correct answer must be (B) , I have 3 pointers here -

1. Like X , Y

Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays for dull “basal readers,” , Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying good literature.

2. Substitute X for Y

Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays for dull “basal readers, , Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying good literature.

3. Importance of something...

Like other educators who prefer to substitute anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays for dull “basal readers,” , Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying good literature.

Hence , I would like to go with (B) happily
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