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As researchers continue to probe the highly expressive vocal and postural language of wolves, their close resemblance to dogs has become ever more striking.
(A) their close resemblance to dogs has become
(B) the closeness of their resemblance to dogs has become
(C) the close resemblance between them and dogs has become
(D) the close resemblance between wolves and dogs becomes
(E) the close resemblance of wolves with dogs becomes

Isn't "resemblance with" is a correct idiom? Help please...
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New post 20 Nov 2008, 00:41
"Resemblance between X and Y" is the correct idiom. D should be the answer.

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New post 20 Nov 2008, 00:54
lgon wrote:
As researchers continue to probe the highly expressive vocal and postural language of wolves, their close resemblance to dogs has become ever more striking.
(A) their close resemblance to dogs has become-----ambiguous their
(B) the closeness of their resemblance to dogs has become-------ambiguos their
(C) the close resemblance between them and dogs has become------ambiguos them
(D) the close resemblance between wolves and dogs becomes----- no ambiguity and correct usage of resemblance between A and B CORRECT
(E) the close resemblance of wolves with dogs becomes-------- had it been wolves resemblance with dogs it would have been a fair shot

Isn't "resemblance with" is a correct idiom? Help please...
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i googled and found resemblance "with" resemblance "to" and resemblance between A and B are all correct usages it all depends on how A and B are used

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New post 20 Nov 2008, 12:20
A, B ,C all have ambiguous reference with them/their

Between D & E, I will pick D, but I can't find a good reason why I should eliminate E

Any good reasons why E is wrong here??

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