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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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17 May 2007, 06:11
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Narrowed between A and D,

it's not D because, "Tame Gazelle reads like apprentice work" is better than "Tame Gazelle reads like apprentice work does".

So A.
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18 May 2007, 03:16
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apache wrote:
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

(A)correct comparison ' first novel..does not read like an apprentic work.'
(B)changes meaning with 'seem to'
(C)changes meaning with 'seem to'
(D) when you compare actions then use 'as' not 'like'
(E) awkward
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06 Sep 2007, 06:48
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i think its C
cuz action of reading is compared and not novel
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06 Sep 2007, 06:53
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apache wrote:
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

A.

B is incorrect because it is missing a verb after "as"
C is incorrect because "would" should be "did"
D is incorrect because it should be "as" in stead of "like"
E changes the meaning of the sentence.
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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

§ B Incorrect usage of “as”—should be used to compare clauses or prepositional phrases. Plus, awkward and poorly styled.

§ C Incorrectly implies that “an apprentice work” can “read.” Plus, awkward and wordy.

§ D “Does” is unnecessary.

§ E Awkward, confusing, and poorly styled.

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17 Sep 2007, 13:57
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i think its C
cuz action of reading is compared and not novel

I thought the same thing. Can someone clear this up for me.
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apache wrote:
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

I want to say C, but C changes the meaning of the sentence.

does not seem? the original says it does not read like an apprentice work.

So there is no room for ambiguity so seem is out.

I don't like A though b/c arent we comparing how it reads? not the book itself?

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18 Sep 2009, 21:31
B and E are out>akward.
C>Does not "seem to read"??Changes the meaning.ELIMINATE.
Choice is between A and D.
Both of them have used the correct word for comparision "like".The only diff. in D is the "does" at the end.I chose this 'cos it maintains parellism.
does not read like an apprentice work does
Could somebody explain why the OA is A?
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09 Nov 2009, 11:20
I used process of elimination and came to A.

but I don't understand the meaning of the sentence

it does not read like an apprentice work

Does it means : it is easier or harder to read it than to read an apprentice work ?
who is the "IT" ?
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04 Jul 2010, 10:44
pierrealexandre77 wrote:
I used process of elimination and came to A.

but I don't understand the meaning of the sentence

it does not read like an apprentice work

Does it means : it is easier or harder to read it than to read an apprentice work ?
who is the "IT" ?

"it" must be referring to "novel", but..how can a novel read?
I dont undestand the meaning of the sentence.
Could anybody clarify?
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Re: Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara [#permalink]

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07 Jul 2010, 07:12
hi guys
u ll be surprise to know that READ in choice A is acting as a NOUN. READ can also act as a NOUN. Check the dictionary in case of doubt.
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07 Jul 2010, 07:24
apache wrote:
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

IMO 'A'

rearrange the sentence:

Some Tame Gazelle,Originally published in 1950, was Barbara Pym’s first novel, but it does not read like an apprentice work.
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Re: Originally published in 1950, Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara [#permalink]

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07 Jul 2010, 09:26
I think "Does" is required here, so I'll choose B. OA please?
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07 Jul 2010, 10:33
For me, it's B.

A seems to suggest the "novel" reads (not sure). C is awkward. D and E same reason as A.
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07 Jul 2010, 11:11
agganitk wrote:
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u ll be surprise to know that READ in choice A is acting as a NOUN. READ can also act as a NOUN. Check the dictionary in case of doubt.

A noun meaning what?
I have checked on the dictonary and only appears read as a verb.
Could you give us some examples of the usage of read as a noun?
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01 Aug 2010, 09:13
noboru wrote:
agganitk wrote:
hi guys
u ll be surprise to know that READ in choice A is acting as a NOUN. READ can also act as a NOUN. Check the dictionary in case of doubt.

A noun meaning what?
I have checked on the dictonary and only appears read as a verb.
Could you give us some examples of the usage of read as a noun?

Nobody is going to clarify this one?

How can a "does not NOUN" be a correct construction?
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13 Aug 2010, 08:09
hey noboru,

the below should help.

Quote:
"unlike X" is an ADJECTIVE phrase, and can therefore only modify NOUNS.
choice (e) is attempting to use "unlike X" as an ADVERB phrase, modifying "reads". that doesn't fly.

weirdly enough, "like an apprentice work" seems to be perfectly acceptable as an adverb phrase, because it modifies the verb "read" in the correct answer.

Something that is read: "The book is a page-turner as well as a very satisfying read" (Frank Conroy).

"read" is used as a noun in A and the noun is correctly compared to "apprentice work" in A alone.

In E, reads becomes verb and you cannot compare verb to noun
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06 Sep 2010, 11:24
Thanks seekmba, but I'm still confused.

You are saying that the construction is DOES NOT NOUN LIKE NOUN.

How can does not+noun be correct?

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hey noboru,

the below should help.

Quote:
"unlike X" is an ADJECTIVE phrase, and can therefore only modify NOUNS.
choice (e) is attempting to use "unlike X" as an ADVERB phrase, modifying "reads". that doesn't fly.

weirdly enough, "like an apprentice work" seems to be perfectly acceptable as an adverb phrase, because it modifies the verb "read" in the correct answer.

Something that is read: "The book is a page-turner as well as a very satisfying read" (Frank Conroy).

"read" is used as a noun in A and the noun is correctly compared to "apprentice work" in A alone.

In E, reads becomes verb and you cannot compare verb to noun

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07 Sep 2010, 00:56
" it does not read" -I think it refers to the quality of the book. Basically, it is saying that the book is of higher quality than that of novice writers. It doesn't have the "flavor" or the "feel" of books written by new writers. "it" refers to "the book". "read" here is a verb. " does not" is used to negate the sentence.
Think of it this way:
The rose smells good-rose does not smell, rather it is being smelled
The cars sell very well- cars do not sell, rather they are being sold
It (the book) does not read...- well, the book obviously does not read, rather it is read by someone.

so, the main point is that " it does not read" qualifies the book as being superior to the book of apprentice writers.
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