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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 [#permalink]

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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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09 Aug 2006, 21:31
Is it A or D
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09 Aug 2006, 21:53
Seems to be E. Using POE. "Like" is used to comapre Nouns and "As" is used to comapare phrases?

Please correct if I have used wrong reasoning.

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09 Aug 2006, 21:53
Will go with A.
A and D are same except does is implied â€¦â€¦. It is not required in GMAT questions.

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10 Aug 2006, 04:31
rkatl wrote:
OA: A
Can someone explain ?

On close scrutiny, the only difference between A and D according to me is this :

In A, we are comparing the work of the author, two nouns.
Whereas in D, we are comparing the action "read". The does at the end tends to make the sentence as an "action".

Any more explainations.[/i]
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10 Aug 2006, 07:55
I am confused with "like" and "as".

Aren't we comparing how the author's work reads??? Aren't we comparing the clauses?
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10 Aug 2006, 09:03
ps_dahiya wrote:
I am confused with "like" and "as".

Aren't we comparing how the author's work reads??? Aren't we comparing the clauses?

So I thought as well!!!

but in "Like an apprentice work", an apprentice work is a noun being compared with the author's work. So A is right after all.

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10 Aug 2006, 09:28
dwivedys wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
I am confused with "like" and "as".

Aren't we comparing how the author's work reads??? Aren't we comparing the clauses?

So I thought as well!!!

but in "Like an apprentice work", an apprentice work is a noun being compared with the author's work. So A is right after all.

OK then which one is correct?

1. I do not swim like my brother.
OR
2. I do not swim as my brother swims.
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10 Aug 2006, 09:41
ps_dahiya wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
I am confused with "like" and "as".

Aren't we comparing how the author's work reads??? Aren't we comparing the clauses?

So I thought as well!!!

but in "Like an apprentice work", an apprentice work is a noun being compared with the author's work. So A is right after all.

OK then which one is correct?

1. I do not swim like my brother
OR
2. I do not swim as my brother swims.

1. Compares "how I swim" with my brother -- incorrect.

I do not swim like my brother does... ok comparisons are parallel now -- my swimming compared with my brother's.

Now comes the question of like versus as and here since ACTIONS are being compared "As" is more appropriate

I do not swim as my brother does.

Compare.. My swimming is not LIKE my Brother's ... [Correct]

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10 Aug 2006, 09:51
dwivedys wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
I am confused with "like" and "as".

Aren't we comparing how the author's work reads??? Aren't we comparing the clauses?

So I thought as well!!!

but in "Like an apprentice work", an apprentice work is a noun being compared with the author's work. So A is right after all.

OK then which one is correct?

1. I do not swim like my brother
OR
2. I do not swim as my brother swims.

1. Compares "how I swim" with my brother -- incorrect.

I do not swim like my brother does... ok comparisons are parallel now -- my swimming compared with my brother's.

Now comes the question of like versus as and here since ACTIONS are being compared "As" is more appropriate

I do not swim as my brother does.

Compare.. My swimming is not LIKE my Brother's ... [Correct]

Agreed.
Using this don't you think this is wrong:

but Novel does not read like an apprentice work [reads - implicit]
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10 Aug 2006, 10:05
The READ in "it does not READ like.." is the noun being compared with the apprentice work.

Arundhati Roy's book makes a wonderful READ.

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10 Aug 2006, 10:13
dwivedys wrote:
The READ in "it does not READ like.." is the noun being compared with the apprentice work.

Arundhati Roy's book makes a wonderful READ.

Sorry to bother you. Please bear with me.

Then the sentence should be
but it is not a read like an apprentice work.

use of "do" means that read is used as a verb.
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10 Aug 2006, 10:32
No Problem friend.. we are all trying to learn..

It reads like an apprentice work

Is this correct?

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10 Aug 2006, 10:36
ps_dahiya wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
No Problem friend.. we are all trying to learn..

It reads like an apprentice work

Is this correct?

Yes

By the same token then : it does not read like an apprentice work - should hold?

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10 Aug 2006, 11:19
dwivedys wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
No Problem friend.. we are all trying to learn..

It reads like an apprentice work

Is this correct?

Yes

By the same token then : it does not read like an apprentice work - should hold?

Thanks buddy.

I just searched the document that I got from TestMagic.

Here is explanation by Erin:

First of all, I should say that just about any GMAT grammar rule will have some exception. For this reason, I prefer not to refer to "English grammar rules" but to "GMAT patterns." As I'm sure you're aware, it's very difficult to give a pattern that applies in every case.
I would say that generally speaking, your summary is good, but just to be sure, I want to restate:

Use like when you want to focus on two nouns.
Use as when you want to focus on two nouns doing two actions.

I see that focus is on the novel and apprentice work though clauses are involved in the comparison.
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10 Aug 2006, 11:24
Awesome...

Now we see how essential it is for us to develop the "proverbial ear" for the language..

Amen!

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11 Aug 2006, 11:53
w/out even going into comparison D is wrong because "like" is followed by a clause.

I picked A, if anyone believes me

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30 Aug 2007, 18:36
I was torn between A and C.

D can be elliminated because we dont use like when comparing actions.

I feel C is better but OA sure is different.

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31 Aug 2007, 12:56
"As" is correct when connecting clauses or verbs
Like is only used with objects

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