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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 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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New post 25 May 2006, 03:13
A for me.

B/C are awkward
D is the same as A only adds "does" which is implied in A
E . Like should be preferred here.

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Does not read like ...
sounds like the correct phrase here.
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New post 25 May 2006, 13:42
^ A ^

"as" ---> when comparing verbs

"like" ---> when comparing nouns

So, B and D are out.

C is awkward and in E "unlike" spoils the choice.

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New post 25 May 2006, 18:17
A aswell...

i have read 'seem...to...' is the correct idiom.

is 'seems...to...' also a correct idiom?

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New post 25 May 2006, 20:35
Thanks,

OA is A

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selene wrote:
^ A ^

"as" ---> when comparing verbs

"like" ---> when comparing nouns

So, B and D are out.

C is awkward and in E "unlike" spoils the choice.


But aren't we comparing activities here? I think the comparison is between how the books read, and not a noun. Thus, shouldn't "C" be the preferred choice?

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alfa_beta01 wrote:
selene wrote:
^ A ^

"as" ---> when comparing verbs

"like" ---> when comparing nouns

So, B and D are out.

C is awkward and in E "unlike" spoils the choice.


But aren't we comparing activities here? I think the comparison is between how the books read, and not a noun. Thus, shouldn't "C" be the preferred choice?




We are comparing nouns:

Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym's first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.

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