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# Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century

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Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

Originally posted by vivek123 on 07 Mar 2006, 17:35.
Last edited by broall on 04 Feb 2018, 05:06, edited 1 time in total.
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07 Mar 2006, 17:51
Its E.
Question is testing here correct idiom and comparision.
View X as Y is correct idiom and like is also used correctly for correct comparision.

vivek123 wrote:
Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than
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07 Mar 2006, 20:08
We need "like" here for comparing "Samuel Sewall" with other seventeenth-century colonists.

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(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than
>> wrong comparision, Action of "Samuel Sewall" is comparied with "seventeenth-century colonists" ... Wrong

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as
>>> wrong modifier also passive and wordy

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as
>>> "like other seventeenth-century colonists" seems to modify property arrangement . Also pronoun "it" is ambigous
(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than
>>>> awkward ...
(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

>>> proper comarision b/w Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists. Active voice Right
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08 Mar 2006, 07:56
^ E ^

like ---> when comparing nouns

and the correct placement of the modifier
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08 Mar 2006, 16:12
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E with everyone.
As Matt would say, gmat likes:
like
rather than
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09 Aug 2017, 08:30
Straight E......Idiom as x rather than y is tested inn this question.
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23 Aug 2017, 15:51
vivek123 wrote:
Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

Can somebody tell?
If we faced such option instad of E, would it be correct?

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

or, regarding this, it is wrong?
Quote:
"like" is used for nouns only, to compare a noun to a noun
"as" introduces a full clause, that must have a full noun + verb structure
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26 Aug 2017, 00:49
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DharLog wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

Can somebody tell?
If we faced such option instad of E, would it be correct?

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

or, regarding this, it is wrong?
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"like" is used for nouns only, to compare a noun to a noun
"as" introduces a full clause, that must have a full noun + verb structure

It would probably be wrong as the meaning changes. You want to show similarity between sewall and seventeenth-century colonist, hence " like " is preferred.
For comparing nouns use " Like "
For comparing actions use " as "

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - could imply that Samuel Sewall disguised as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage ......."

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - also could imply that Sewall is representative of seventeenth-century colonist,..

Both of these are not very appropriate in the context of the sentence.

Hope the explanations help to some extent.
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26 Aug 2017, 09:46
stne wrote:
DharLog wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

Can somebody tell?
If we faced such option instead of E, would it be correct?

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

or, regarding this, it is wrong?
Quote:
"like" is used for nouns only, to compare a noun to a noun
"as" introduces a full clause, that must have a full noun + verb structure

It would probably be wrong as the meaning changes. You want to show similarity between sewall and seventeenth-century colonist, hence " like " is preferred.
For comparing nouns use " Like "
For comparing actions use " as "

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - could imply that Samuel Sewall disguised as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage ......."

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - also could imply that Sewall is representative of seventeenth-century colonist,..

Both of these are not very appropriate in the context of the sentence.

Hope the explanations help to some extent.

Thank you for your reply!

That is exactly what I am trying to say!

Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - also could imply that Sewall is representative of seventeenth-century colonist,..

All seventeenth-century colonists viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than.
Samuel Sewall was one of them. And he thought also so.
Why can not this be true?

It is like next 2 examples.
1. John like a manager does this and that (John is manager's assistant). It is correct construction.
2. John as a manager does this and that (John is a manager and his duties are ...). And it is correct consruction too.

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than
(E new) Samuel Sewall as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

So it makes me think that options E and E new are identical in their sense.
like other = as?

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For comparing nouns use " Like "
For comparing actions use " as "
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It is true for sure. But maybe we can not use it here.
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26 Aug 2017, 09:53
I desided to separate two thes posts.

Do I understand you right?
You think that my option E new will be wrong because it carries two meanings. (And it has to carry only one)
E new. Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than
1. Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - could imply that Samuel Sewall disguised as seventeenth-century colonist, viewed marriage ......."
2. Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - also could imply that Sewall is representative of seventeenth-century colonist,..

And the original E contains only one meaning.
E. Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than
Samuel Sewall was seventeenth-century colonist, and like all of them viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than/

Maybe my problem with final understanding is because this meaning "2. Samuel Sewall, as seventeenth-century colonist, - also could imply that Sewall is representative of seventeenth-century colonist,.." is not cleat to me. Why is he disguised - where does it come from?
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13 Oct 2018, 00:16
Can somebody explain Why option D is incorrect ?
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Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than an emotional bond based on romantic love.

(A) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage, as other seventeenth-century colonists, like a property arrangement rather than

(B) As did other seventeenth-century colonists, Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement rather than viewing it as

(C) Samuel Sewall viewed marriage to be a property arrangement, like other seventeenth-century colonists, rather than viewing it as

(D) Marriage to Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, was viewed as a property arrangement rather than

(E) Samuel Sewall, like other seventeenth-century colonists, viewed marriage as a property arrangement rather than

Hi sambit140,

Let’s first understand what is the intended meaning of the sentence.
The original sentence starts with “Samuel Sewall viewed marriage…”. That means, the sentence is trying to convey thoughts of Samuel Sewall on the topic of “marriage”…

Now, even though the original sentence has some other errors as explained by many members in this forum, let’s look at option D.

The option D starts with “Marriage to Samuel Sewall,….”. In my opinion, this is skewed and does not convey the original meaning. Option D, perhaps, could also be interpreted as “ The act of getting married to Sewall” is viewed as ……

The original sentence is talking about Sewall’s views on marriage, and not about Sewall getting married.

i hope this explains why D is not a good option.

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