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Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too

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New post 22 May 2016, 02:33
It seems as we have compared noun with clause here, if there would have been any conjunction such as "when" or any modifier starting with ing or ed without comma have been placed b/w "Ahab" and "accepts" such as "Ahab accepting" thin this sentence seems more sound to me

I was unable to understand why one would require a coma between "Ahab" and "accepts". "Ahab" is the subject and "accepts" is the verb, not a modifier. We could discuss effectively if you could elaborate why you feel that a comma is required.[/quote]
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New post 22 May 2016, 16:47
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It seems as we have compared noun with clause here, if there would have been any conjunction such as "when" or any modifier starting with ing or ed without comma have been placed b/w "Ahab" and "accepts" such as "Ahab accepting" thin this sentence seems more sound to me



OK, I would repeat the example I cited in my previous post:

Like John, I play football.

Would you say that "John" has been compared to the entire clause "I play football". Do we need a comma or modifier after "I" in order that the comparison is valid?

Now an identical structure as that given in the subject question:
Like John, who is the captain of school team, I play football.

Insertion of the non-essential modifier "who is the captain of school team" does not make any difference to the core structure of the sentence: Like X, Y does ... remains valid.

In case you still do not agree that a comma is not required, would you provide an example what should be the structure with comma or a modifier after the second noun?
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New post 01 Mar 2019, 00:58
A and C incorrectly compare ‘the mysterious harpooner’ to Macbeth, so they are out.

B does the same thing, comparing ‘the prophecies’ to Macbeth instead.

D has an SV disagreement between ‘prophecy’ and ‘their’.



E is the right answer.
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