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# Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the

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Updated on: 09 Nov 2017, 07:45
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Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the narcissistic 1980's just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was to an earlier time.

(A) just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was

(B) as have been a private fencing master and dacing teacher

(C) what private fencing masters and dancing teachers were

(D) what private fencing masters and dacing teachers are

(E) just the same as private fencing masters and dancing teachers had been

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Originally posted by Superhuman on 23 Apr 2008, 21:03.
Last edited by Abhishek009 on 09 Nov 2017, 07:45, edited 1 time in total.
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23 Apr 2008, 23:03
Superhuman wrote:
Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the narcissistic 1980's just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was to an earlier time.

(A) just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was

(B) as have been a private fencing master and dacing teacher [reference is : "to an earlier time"]

(C) what private fencing masters and dancing teachers were

(D) what private fencing masters and dacing teachers are[reference is "to an earlier time"]

(E) just the same as private fencing masters and dancing teachers had been

(43/25)

C
I used the POE only, I really did not understand what the sentence means?
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24 Apr 2008, 03:03
Dont you need to have AS as part of the sentence. It seems like fencing master and dancing teacher are being introduced as examples, in which case you'd have to use AS instead of LIKE. I might be totally off on this one, but please throw in your thoughts. Thanks!
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25 Apr 2008, 11:33
C for me as well. Others have tense problem. anyways whats OA?
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25 Apr 2008, 16:02
(A) just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was [like is used to compare nouns – not clauses – eliminate it]

(B) as have been a private fencing master and dacing teacher [Hold it]

(C) what private fencing masters and dancing teachers were [ Hold it]

(D) what private fencing masters and dacing teachers are [Verb issue – eliminate it]

(E) just the same as private fencing masters and dancing teachers had been [Incorrect Past Perfect – eliminate it]

Between B and C

C correctly refers the verb

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25 Apr 2008, 18:15
For me it is D.

You are talking about a fact here, and a fact is always mentioned in the present tense.

What is the OA?
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26 Apr 2008, 00:35
OA is C.

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25 Jun 2011, 09:45
vksunder wrote:
Dont you need to have AS as part of the sentence. It seems like fencing master and dancing teacher are being introduced as examples, in which case you'd have to use AS instead of LIKE. I might be totally off on this one, but please throw in your thoughts. Thanks!

Can some one comment on above?

.. Also is it a rule that we cant use present perfect with "an earlier time"????
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25 Jun 2011, 13:49
First of all I can not understand meaning of sentence.
Could someone please explain why B is not correct ? There is nothing for comparision in C.
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08 Nov 2017, 22:18
I went with option D.
X is to Y what A is to B. Based on this, I eliminated A,B, and E. But why present tense is not correct in D?
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09 Nov 2017, 05:05
Shiv2016 wrote:
I went with option D.
X is to Y what A is to B. Based on this, I eliminated A,B, and E. But why present tense is not correct in D?

I think you missed the end of the sentence "to an earlier time". In many GMAT questions, it is important to look at the non-underlined portion.
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