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Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in
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27 Nov 2006, 09:45
officials....like...officials
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27 Nov 2006, 19:23
Another D.

A, B, C: Comparing "officials" with "districts". Wrong!

E: "they" is ambiguous.
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24 Nov 2013, 23:42
My answer is D. My reasoning..Officials in x, Like those(officials) in y. Pls clarify my reasoning. thanks
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20 Apr 2016, 04:00
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Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in

I chose D, but still wonder whether "those" is to refer to "Officials" or "public schools"
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lfox2 wrote:
Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in

I chose D, but still wonder whether "those" is to refer to "Officials" or "public schools"

Hi,
THOSE would refer to OFFICIALS here.. both grammatically and logically
if you look at public schools, it is not even an independent term but as a possessive noun of Atlanta..
so in a way it is -- Officials in public schools of Atlanta, like those in many districts..
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20 Jul 2016, 02:30
Though I too agree with D, but why B is incorrect. It is of the form "As" followed by a prepositional phrase. chetan2u please suggest.
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"Like" should be used because we are comparing noun. hence D.
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20 Jul 2016, 10:18
lfox2 wrote:
Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in

Officials in Atlanta's public schools, like OFFICIALS in .....

Officials are compared and hence 'like' must be used.

D is the correct choice.
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Though I too agree with D, but why B is incorrect. It is of the form "As" followed by a prepositional phrase. chetan2u please suggest.

The preposition "with" is problematic. If it were "as in", then the sentence would be correct. To analyze this kind of comparison, it may be effective to consider the structure before omission of the repeated part from one of the two parallel elements of comparison. In this case the structure before omission is:

AS officials in many districts across the United States have eliminated recess, Officials in Atlanta's public schools have eliminated recess.

The AS clause has been relocated to the beginning of the sentence for easy understanding. The blue highlighted clause and the green highlighted clause are compared and parallel.

Now omit the repeated part from the AS clause:
AS officials in many districts across the United States have eliminated recess, Officials in Atlanta's public schools have eliminated recess.

(Omission is acceptable only when the meaning is not obscured. It is important to retain the preposition "in" in order to clarify that the comparison is between officials in two places and not officials and place)

So the correct sentence could be:
Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as IN many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

Now analyze same way using the preposition WITH:
AS officials with many districts across the United States have eliminated recess, Officials in Atlanta's public schools have eliminated recess.

Now the parallelism is lost: officials with many districts is not parallel with officials in Atlanta's public school. Moreover "with" is not the correct preposition to use.

Therefore option B is wrong.
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Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in

Officials in Atlanta's public schools, like OFFICIALS in .....

Officials are compared and hence 'like' must be used.

D is the correct choice.

D is the best option of the lot, but I see a slight problem in D. The sentence would be better if option D were as follows:

D) like those in schools of

Officials in Atlanta's public school is not exactly parallel with officials (those) in many districts across the United States.
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lfox2 wrote:
Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in

Officials in Atlanta's public schools, like OFFICIALS in .....

Officials are compared and hence 'like' must be used.

D is the correct choice.

D is the best option of the lot, but I see a slight problem in D. The sentence would be better if option D were as follows:

D) like those in schools of

Officials in Atlanta's public school is not exactly parallel with officials (those) in many districts across the United States.

i often get confused in questions, whether we are comparing actions of comparing nouns.
as i am , here in this sentence ;i thought we are comparing actions of the officials , with actions of other officials, and more over its gmat ,how can that comparison be simple so i choose A rather than D ,though i know D is simple and straight comparison.
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i often get confused in questions, whether we are comparing actions of comparing nouns.
as i am , here in this sentence ;i thought we are comparing actions of the officials , with actions of other officials, and more over its gmat ,how can that comparison be simple so i choose A rather than D ,though i know D is simple and straight comparison.

Option A would be correct if it were as follows:
A) as do those in.

In absence of "those" (officials), the sentence implies that not officials, but many districts across the United States have eliminated recess.
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25 Jul 2016, 11:29
lfox2 wrote:
Officials in Atlanta's public schools, as do many districts across the United States, have eliminated recess in the elementary grades, calling it a waste of time that would be better spent on academics.

A) as do
B) as with
C) similar to
D) like those in
E) as they have in

Officials need to be compared with human being - Choice D) those solves the issue.
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