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MGMAT SC Strategy says "Matt drives fast cars like his sister does" is incorrect. Any reasons why ?

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MGMAT SC Strategy says "Matt drives fast cars like his sister does" is incorrect. Any reasons why ?

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It's wrong because of the use of "like". It should be "as".
*Use "like" when you want to focus on two nouns
*Use "as" when you want to focus on two nouns doing two actions

In this sentence, we compare:
Matt drives fast cars
and
his sister does (his sister drives fast cars)

So, the correct answer is: Matt drives fast cars as his sister does.

If you change this sentence: Like his sister, Matt drives fast cars, then the sentence is correct.

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voodoochild wrote:
MGMAT SC Strategy says "Matt drives fast cars like his sister does" is incorrect. Any reasons why ?

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It's wrong because of the use of "like". It should be "as".
*Use "like" when you want to focus on two nouns
*Use "as" when you want to focus on two nouns doing two actions

In this sentence, we compare:
Matt drives fast cars
and
his sister does (his sister drives fast cars)

So, the correct answer is: Matt drives fast cars as his sister does.

If you change this sentence: Like his sister, Matt drives fast cars, then the sentence is correct.

Hope this helps.



Thanks but the book also says that we can compare noun phrases with like. "her sister does" is a noun phrase ?

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Thanks but the book also says that we can compare noun phrases with like. "her sister does" is a noun phrase ?


No, it's not. It's a sentence: the subject is "her sister" and the verb is "does"
Actually, it's a short form of "Her sister drives fast car".

i.e. Someone asks you "Do you have a car?" You can answer "Yes, I do" instead of "Yes, I have a car".

Hope it's clear.
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voodoochild wrote:
Thanks but the book also says that we can compare noun phrases with like. "her sister does" is a noun phrase ?


No, it's not. It's a sentence: the subject is "her sister" and the verb is "does"
Actually, it's a short form of "Her sister drives fast car".

i.e. Someone asks you "Do you have a car?" You can answer "Yes, I do" instead of "Yes, I have a car".

Hope it's clear.


Thank you. Here's a good article to clear the clutter

http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxlikevs.html

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it will as
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voodoochild wrote:
MGMAT SC Strategy says "Matt drives fast cars like his sister does" is incorrect. Any reasons why ?

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In addition to the above explanation, pl do remember that ,

'Like' is used in dependent clause. We can use like if the sentence is " Like his sister,Matt drives fast cars"
'As' is used in independent clause. We can use as if the sentence is " Matt drives fast cars as his sister does"

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