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Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce

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Like the idolization accorded the Brontes and Brownings, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are often subjected to the 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

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

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

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

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New post 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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