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# Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings,

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Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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13 Mar 2007, 10:33
E

we need to compare people , and also use like

only E does this
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14 Mar 2007, 06:02
Give me E.

Like is used to compare nouns. So B&D are out.
Since we are comparing James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to someone else, E stands out as the obvious choice
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I chose E as the correct answer:

The use of "like" signals a comparison in which the 2 things being compared should be logically and grammatically parallel.

A. In this answer choice, the idolization is being compared to 2 people - James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. This does not make sense.

B. Again, idolization is beging compared to the 2 people.

C. I was not sure what "that" refers to. Also, it seems like "that accorded" is being compared to James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. This answer can't be right.

D. The use of "it" is ambiguous because I'm not sure what it is supposed to refer to. Again, "it" is being compared to the 2 people.

E. This answer clearly states the comparison. The use of "like" is correct and the Brontes and Brownings are accurately compared to James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.
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03 Mar 2014, 20:14
Option E,since only E makes the correct comparison between 'Brontes and Brownings' and 'James and Virginia'.

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06 Apr 2014, 07:34
I found this explanation in the e-gmat forum and thought this could be useful to fellow students hence posting it here.

There are two aspects to comparison - logic and grammar. The original sentence presents the logic bit uses incorrect grammar to convey that logic.

Same is the case with all the other answer choices.

However Choice E corrects that error. I agree that there is no "idolization" mentioned anywhere in the sentence. But the sentence says that Joyce and Woolf are subject to a certain type of "veneration". This clearly shows that "the basis of comparison" between these writers are that they all have gotten a certain kind of veneration.

Take this simple example:

Like moon, she is beautiful.
Around "moon", the word "beauty" is not mentioned. But we know from the sentence that a girl has been compared to a moon because the basis of comparison between them is their beauty. The later part of the sentence explicitly states that.
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01 Jun 2014, 00:37
Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.

Like must be used to compare similar elements:Joyce and Woolf are like the Brontes and the Brownings; they are not like the idolization.so Option E is the only correct option which correctly compare similar elements.
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25 Oct 2014, 11:58
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Hello,

What does the pronoun "this" (in 'this kind') refer to?

Thanks!
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25 Oct 2014, 15:24
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sriniwas wrote:
Hello,

What does the pronoun "this" (in 'this kind') refer to?

Thanks!

This is actually a mistake in bringing the problem over. The original problem uses 'the' instead of 'this'.

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Re: [u]Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings[/u], James [#permalink]

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13 May 2015, 14:24
This is a fairly straightforward. This question test comparisons and use of "like" vs "such as". In this question we compare James Joyce and Virginia Wolf with what? With Brontes and Brownings. Hence A is incorrect since "idolization" is compared with Joyce and Wolf. The same with B. In C "that" has no antecedent. In D the use of "it" is not clear. So E. As for "like" vs "such as" we use like to compare nouns and this is true here. Hope it is clear
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13 May 2017, 09:20
punnu_mba wrote:
Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to this kind of veneration that blurs the distinction between the artist and the human being.

A)Like the Idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings.
B)As the Brontes' and Brownings' idolization.
C)Like that accorded to the Brontes and Brownings.
D)As it is of the Brontes and Brownings.
E)LIke the Brontes and Brownings.

A "Like" compares "idolization," an abstract noun, with two individuals, "James Joyce and Virginia Woolf."
B "As" compares "idolization" as above.
C "That" refers to... "veneration," presumably, but even then this phrase still compares individuals with an abstract noun.
D "As it is of" is wrong.
E Correct
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13 May 2017, 12:40
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19 Jul 2017, 10:30
The original sentence compares idolization to James Joyce and Virginia Wolf. This is incorrect.
'Like' is used to compare nouns. These two points eliminate answers A,B,C and D
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