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# OG-SC-51. While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger,

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OG-SC-51.

While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the
face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa
Parks. who refused
to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused : (B) not unlike Rosa
Parks, who refused (C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal : (D) like that of
Rosa Parks for refusing (E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused
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10 Jul 2004, 23:15
I believe A is best. We are comparing to like things: the courage of Jackie Robinson vs that of Rosa Parks. Hence, we need
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10 Jul 2004, 23:36
Answer A is right. But I don't understand the logic. Isin't it that we have two negatives here: "..not unlike that.." and we should always refrain from using this type of constructions. Isn't it that we could ideally replace "..not unlike that.." with "like that"? I am confused here. Please help.
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11 Jul 2004, 00:04
well, all other choices using "like" have grammatical errors
C) comparing Robinson's courage to Rosa Parks herself
D) "for refusing" changes the meaning of the sentence and it is as if it is Robinson's courage "which refused" when it should really be "Parks" herself who refused to go to the back of the bus
E) "as" is a conjunction and should be followed by a clause which includes verb+subject. "like", preposition, is better to compare two objects in a prepositional phrase(which does not contain verb)
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11 Jul 2004, 05:10
tapsemi wrote:
Answer A is right. But I don't understand the logic. Isin't it that we have two negatives here: "..not unlike that.." and we should always refrain from using this type of constructions. Isn't it that we could ideally replace "..not unlike that.." with "like that"? I am confused here. Please help.

Hi Tapsemi,

This is an example of a litotes (understatement). A litotes makes a positive statement indirectly by stating a contradictory proposition. Certain double negatives may be used.
11 Jul 2004, 05:10
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