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# Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a

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18 Jan 2011, 11:12
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Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

(A) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(B) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(C) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(D) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(E) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

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18 Jan 2011, 16:48
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To use like at the beginning of a phrase generally is incorrect in particular if after there is not a an example or a correct parallelism

So we have only B and C, but B as this parallelism of like and gramatically correct.

hence B
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18 Jan 2011, 23:07
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B
the modifier "the one" should have a clear antecedent(eliminates A, D and E).
in C-----the phrase "of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found" says it as if a dinosaur has been found instead of the REMAINS of the dinosaur which was found.so C is out

Carcass can u explain in detail how u used ||lism? i dont understand how u eliminated C.
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19 Jan 2011, 18:03
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B) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.

C) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.

is completely different
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22 Jan 2011, 01:41
IMO B

Agreed with the explaination provided by Jamico7
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22 Jan 2011, 09:58
1 vote for B. The others are unambiguous and grammatically incorrect.
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27 Jan 2011, 21:08
Easy B. Explanations already provided above...
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04 Feb 2011, 02:45
B. No doubt. Explanation is provided in above posts.
However, I differ with Jamico7 for the explanation of original sentence.
It's not a run on sentence. First phrase is an ambiguous modifier.

Please notify if I am mistaken.
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04 Apr 2011, 18:23
yes it should be B. Anyone here can explain the difference in D and E. it seems exactly same!
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04 Apr 2011, 21:33
B for me ... question tests modifiers...
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11 May 2011, 22:32
the issue in C that which is modifying possessive (Monterey County’s) that is really remains of a complete dinosaur .
B is precise.
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11 May 2011, 23:43
clean B with correct comparison.
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30 Oct 2012, 13:28
Could anyone clarify, why "like" is used in B. "Like" should be used for nouns only, isn't it?
I think that we should replace like with "such as", which is used to modify clause.
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05 Dec 2012, 12:52
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Could anyone clarify, why "like" is used in B. "Like" should be used for nouns only, isn't it?
I think that we should replace like with "such as", which is used to modify clause.

Like generally has a meaning of "similar to". Therefore, it is fine to use it here, because you just introduce an example - > "Y county, similar to X County, has discovered..."
The case of "Like" vs. "Such as" is a different one and is concerning lists of examples. If you list/number something you can't use "like", but have to use "such as".

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18 Dec 2012, 03:54
I have a query in this one,in the question stem we are comparing a thing "reportedly found" in M.County (also a county in C then "Description of that county"),Officials in K.County claim Findings of that similar thing.

How can we compare counties as pointed out by most of members.As in options (B) and (C) how we came to know that both counties are similar.
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08 Sep 2013, 12:19
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Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

(A) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(B) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(C) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(D) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(E) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

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Hi,

Is the usage of "like" correct in option B??

Can someone help..

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08 Sep 2013, 21:26
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Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

(A) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(B) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(C) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(D) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(E) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

After leaving myself with only (B) and (C) to choose from, I opted to go for (B) because in (C), "...complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which..." the "which" is pointing to Monterey County's fossils and then compares it to Kern County.
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09 Sep 2013, 05:10
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feruz77 wrote:
Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

(A) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(B) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(C) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(D) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(E) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

After leaving myself with only (B) and (C) to choose from, I opted to go for (B) because in (C), "...complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which..." the "which" is pointing to Monterey County's fossils and then compares it to Kern County.

B,

Correct because it is comparing country with country.
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05 Apr 2016, 18:32
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Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

(A) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(B) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur, like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(C) Officials in Kern County claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur similar to Monterey County’s, which, like Kern County, is a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits.
(D) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.
(E) Like the one reportedly found in Monterey County, officials of Kern County, also a county in California packed with dinosaur museums and exhibits, claim findings of the remains of a complete dinosaur.

I could easily eliminate A because of the "incorrect like usage".
B looks good.
C - which refers to possessive (which is an adjective), and thus is incorrect.
D - improper comparison
E - improper comparison.

B it is.
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02 Jun 2016, 06:20
B is the apt choice since other choices have either of the following : Rhetorical Construction / Pronoun Errors / Modifier Errors
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