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# Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural

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Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural [#permalink]

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Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

(A) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
(B) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
(C) As Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
(D) As did Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
(E) Tolstoi's rebellion, as Rousseau's, was

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I am wondering why havent had used when comparing.
Like Rousseau had, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

Well this was the picture in my mind for comparisons. As this structure was not present in the options, i started looking for the possession form and landed with the wrong option E. Can someone help me find the flaw in the logic i was using?

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Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

(A) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
(B) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
(C) As Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
(D) As did Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
(E) Tolstoi's rebellion, as Rousseau's, was

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I am wondering why havent had used when comparing.
Like Rousseau had, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

Well this was the picture in my mind for comparisons. As this structure was not present in the options, i started looking for the possession form and landed with the wrong option E. Can someone help me find the flaw in the logic i was using?

The structure is ;
Like x, y

have/haven't can't be used here because "like"is introduced in the beginning .Like is used to compare the nouns.Here, we are comparing Rousseau and Tolstoi, but not comparing the way they fight.

Hope this was helpful.Moreover, you can go through this link to get a better understanding http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/like-vs-as-t1517.html
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hi guys!

i got one question. I familiar with the as vs like problem, but in this particular case I have to come up with a meaning issue.

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Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled ..
since the gmat paraphrases like with "similar to" this could mean:
(a) they rebelled in the same way, the same manner etc.
(b) the rebelled both against the unnatural.

because of this meaning issue I choose the awkward, but unambigious E!

can someone help me with this one?
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eddyki wrote:
hi guys!

i got one question. I familiar with the as vs like problem, but in this particular case I have to come up with a meaning issue.

Quote:
Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled ..
since the gmat paraphrases like with "similar to" this could mean:
(a) they rebelled in the same way, the same manner etc.
(b) the rebelled both against the unnatural.

because of this meaning issue I choose the awkward, but unambigious E!

can someone help me with this one?

Hi eddyki!
E seems corrects but the trap is that you compare nouns (rebellion in this case) hence you should use "like" to compare nouns.
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Re: Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural [#permalink]

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Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

Let's understand the meaning of the sentence
Tolstoi rebelled against smth
So did Russeau.

error analysis:
Like Rousseau, Tolstoi - correct comparison - sentence is correct as it is.

(A) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
correct.

(B) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
this choice has a comparison error, Rousseau is compared to Tolstoi's rebelion - incorrect.

(C) As Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
As+noun => shows function of a noun.
To correctly use "as" in comparison, we need "as"+clause

(D) As did Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
incorrectly compares Rousseau's action to Tolstoi's rebellion.

(E) Tolstoi's rebellion, as Rousseau's, was
as+noun - incorrect.
Tolstoi's rebellion, by being Rousseau's, was...
this is illogical.
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26 Jul 2016, 13:22
If (C) was "As Rousseau did, Tolstoi rebelled" or "As did Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled" would it be right? If yes, would it be better than (A)?
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26 Jul 2016, 23:57
vfcordeiro wrote:
If (C) was "As Rousseau did, Tolstoi rebelled" or "As did Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled" would it be right? If yes, would it be better than (A)?

Yes, it would be right.
Both would be equally correct. It's only a matter of preference, which one to use. It is not expected that GMAT would test on this.
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Re: Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural [#permalink]

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31 Dec 2016, 22:03
Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

(A) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled - Correct
(B) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was - Rousseau is compared to Tolstoi's rebellion
(C) As Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled - As + Noun is incorrect for comparison
(D) As did Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was - Incorrect comparison
(E) Tolstoi's rebellion, as Rousseau's, was - As +Noun is incorrect for comparison

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01 Jan 2017, 08:26
maybeam wrote:
Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

(A) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
(B) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
(C) As Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled
(D) As did Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was
(E) Tolstoi's rebellion, as Rousseau's, was

Nothing wrong with the original sentence....

Like X, Y is correct usage..

Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

Errors in other options, as per my opinio Highlighted in RED. , Correct answer must be (A)
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Re: Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural [#permalink]

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17 Feb 2017, 11:46
Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural complexity of human relations in modern society.

Issue: Comparison

Analysis:
1. This is quite a short sentence with a shorted underlined. Only thing that is being test here is comparison.
2. For comparison, we need to make sure that we use the right marker and that the compared objects are equal.

I have highlighted the issues below:

(A) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled - correct marker and comparison
(B) Like Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was - Illogical; Rousseau is being compared to Tolstoi's rebellion
(C) As Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled- Changed the meaning to sentence intending the Tolstoi rebelled literally as Rousseau did
(D) As did Rousseau, Tolstoi's rebellion was - Changes the meaning; wrong objects compared;
(E) Tolstoi's rebellion, as Rousseau's, was - incorrect comparison marker
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