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# Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara

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Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara PymтАЩs first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(B) seems not to read as an apprentice work
(C) does not seem to read as an apprentice work would
(D) does not read like an apprentice work does
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

Whats wrong with E??
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23 Jun 2007, 20:20
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Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara PymтАЩs first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(B) seems not to read as an apprentice work
(C) does not seem to read as an apprentice work would
(D) does not read like an apprentice work does
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

Whats wrong with E??

here we are comparing to clauses , so we cant use like
A,D andE are eliminated
now between B and C , C is wordy and use of would is inappropriate
so i will go with B

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25 Jun 2007, 10:47
(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

given a better answer choice such as A, when choosing between A & E, why would you go with E?

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31 May 2011, 02:10
Way away from the answer. I chose D

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Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym’s first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(B) seems not to read as an apprentice work
(C) does not seem to read as an apprentice work would
(D) does not read like an apprentice work does
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

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It does not read – a kind of categorical assertion is the original version of the text. Does not seem to or seems not to are distortion of the meaning . B and C are out. D uses like for a clause. Although grammatically correct, E looks like a weird way saying the content of A. Best e lot mis A But it at on the wall between A or E
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Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym’s first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.

(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(B) seems not to read as an apprentice work
(C) does not seem to read as an apprentice work would
(D) does not read like an apprentice work does
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

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(D) does not read like an apprentice work does : In D, you are having a clause after like; like cannot compare clauses, it can only compare nouns
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Seem to read is not chosen, not because it is redundant, but because it is not as unequivocal as read or does not read. Seems to read gives a feel of being somewhat speculative, undecided and uncertain. This is way off from the text. That is the reason B and C are not preferred.

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Could you please explain what's wrong in E?

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Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym’s first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

E changes the meaning. "Unlike" is used incorrectly. For e.g. Unlike the US, India is X.

Now read the sentence with E: Unlike an apprentice work, STG reads.

The sentence wanted to convey "how the novel reads." E ends up conveying "who" reads.
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30 Oct 2016, 04:15
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It does not read – a kind of categorical assertion is the original version of the text. Does not seem to or seems not to are distortion of the meaning . B and C are out. D uses like for a clause. Although grammatically correct, E looks like a weird way saying the content of A. Best e lot mis A But it at on the wall between A or E

Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym’s first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(B) seems not to read as an apprentice work
(C) does not seem to read as an apprentice work would
(D) does not read like an apprentice work does
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work

We are comparing a clause--Novel does not read-- to a noun Apprentice work} I dont think that its a proper comparison and a proper usage of Like.

I guess C would be more proper to read a clause to a clause, using "as"

Though it looks pretty easy to distinguish Like VS As, but in more complex sentences- I usually fall into the pithole. Daagh need your urgent help

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This is a very common and acceptable use of the word "like." It's not that different from "That looks like a crow" or "She sings like a professional." Check out this official question for an example of "as X does" or "like X" can be used interchangeably. That particular distinction creates a false split--all 5 choices in the problem start out just fine. proponents-of-artificial-intelligence-say-they-will-be-able-81789.html

In this case, however, the construction in C is actually incorrect. In this context, the word "read" basically means "appear to the reader" or "is able to be read." For instance, we might say that a story "reads like a cross between a romance novel and an investing manual" or "the manuscript reads well." For this reason, saying "seem to read" is redundant. It either reads a particular way or it doesn't. However, if we take out "seem," we are now saying that the book absolutely does not read as an apprentice book would. This means that it is NOT an apprentice work. The author's point seems to be that Pym was indeed a new novelist, but that her work didn't read that way. C doesn't convey that meaning correctly.
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Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym’s first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
(A) does not read like an apprentice work
(B) seems not to read as an apprentice work
(C) does not seem to read as an apprentice work would
(D) does not read like an apprentice work does
(E) reads unlike an apprentice work
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