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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

Originally posted by prasannar on 17 Mar 2008, 03:46.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Sep 2018, 20:55, edited 2 times in total.
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1.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(B)
(E) to dull “basal readers,” Ms. Burton’s emphasis is on the importance of


Hi Rohit,
The correct idiomatic usage of substitute is - substitute x for y
Therefore eliminate A, C, E
D is incorrect as it should have "emphasizes" instead of the incorrect usage of 'emphasis is' which should be followed by 'on' rather than 'that'

Hope this helps.

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New post 09 Nov 2009, 23:58
zaarathelab wrote:
Hi Rohit,
The correct idiomatic usage of substitute is - substitute x for y
Therefore eliminate A, C, E
D is incorrect as it should have "emphasizes" instead of the incorrect usage of 'emphasis is' which should be followed by 'on' rather than 'that'

Hope this helps.

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Also in D "Ms. Burton’s emphasis" is not comparable/parallel to "the educators"
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It's a Idiom question. (substitute x for y)

I think it is easy question and not a 700 level for sure.
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New post 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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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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(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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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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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 .
Answer is B
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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 :-D
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New post 04 Sep 2018, 08:40
Hi guys,

Although I selected a correct answer, basing on the grammatical rules, I could not understand the meaning of the sentence.

How is it Ms. Burton emphasizes the importance of enjoying by substituting anthologies of short stories or collections of popular essays for DULL "basal readers."

Isn't DULL "BASAL READERS" more boring than the earlier items? How does that make the reading more enjoyable? So confused. Can anyone help?
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