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# Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs

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Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(A) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(B) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(C) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(D) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(E) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involves downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

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Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(A) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.
- for examples GMAT prefers "such as"

(B) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(C) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(D) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.
- only two sports were discussed ..usage of all is wrong !!

(E) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involves downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.[/quote]
- "both" needs a plural verb
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Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(A)
Quote:
Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

examples can be presented by using "such as" but not by using "like". ELIMINATED

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Quote:
Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

there are only two sports referred here. So both should be used rather than all. Also, examples can be presented by using "such as" but not by using "like" ELIMINATED

(C)
Quote:
Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

CORRECT

(D)
Quote:
Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

same error as in choice B. ELIMINATED

(E)
Quote:
Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involves downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

"both" is a plural and it should take "involve". ELIMINATED

OPTION: C
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15 Feb 2019, 05:30
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Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

1. "Both" takes plural verb, so eliminate E.

2. "Like" is used to show similarity and "Such as" is used to show examples --- Eliminate A, B, and D as we need "such as" and not "like" in the last modifier.

3. We are comparing two teams, so we require "both" and not "all". Another reason to eliminate B and D.

(A) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(B) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(C) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(D) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(E) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involves downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

Hence (C)
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15 Feb 2019, 06:47
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It should be C.

Both will take plural verb.

and use such as for examples , not like

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27 Feb 2019, 03:35
Bunuel wrote:
Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(A) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(B) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns but it also combines elements from other sports, like soccer and hurling.

(C) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(D) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that all involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

(E) Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involves downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C. Rugby is somewhat like American football in that both involve downs, tackles, and touchdowns, but it also combines elements from other sports, such as soccer and hurling.

Because the sentence makes a comparison between only two sports, both is proper and all is improper. Eliminate Choices (B) and (D). Choice (E) contains a subject/verb agreement problem: the plural noun both shouldn’t be paired with the singular verb involves. The difference between Choices (A) and (C) is the use of “like” or “such as.” Generally, you use like to compare nouns rather than to introduce examples. So the comma before like in Choice (A) is a big clue that it’s used incorrectly. The comma sets up examples. Therefore, Choice (C) is a better option than Choice (A).
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