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# SC resources 18th century

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19 May 2006, 11:29
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I simply don't get it!

Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too are we now attempting to extract energy and minerals from the ocean bed.

(A) Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(B) The European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, and in a similar way
(C) Like the case of the European countries of the early eighteenth century who sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(D) As in the exploitation of the resources of our continent by European countries of the early eighteenth century
(E) Similar to the European countries which sought in the early eighteenth century to exploit the resources of our continent

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19 May 2006, 11:40
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karlfurt wrote:
I simply don't get it!

Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too are we now attempting to extract energy and minerals from the ocean bed.

(A) Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(B) The European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, and in a similar way
(C) Like the case of the European countries of the early eighteenth century who sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(D) As in the exploitation of the resources of our continent by European countries of the early eighteenth century
(E) Similar to the European countries which sought in the early eighteenth century to exploit the resources of our continent

just memorize it...

A. "just as" is proper idiom to compare the clauses.

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19 May 2006, 13:28
Indeed...
I 've done plenty of such exercices with just as.
But I didnt get this one right because I was fooled by the inversion of subject verb.

I've learnt that "just as X did, so Y did". So I excluded the form
"just as X did, so too did Y"

So I will engrave this form too. Rules in english are sometimes so elastic!

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19 May 2006, 19:39
karlfurt wrote:
I simply don't get it!

Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too are we now attempting to extract energy and minerals from the ocean bed.

(A) Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(B) The European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, and in a similar way
(C) Like the case of the European countries of the early eighteenth century who sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(D) As in the exploitation of the resources of our continent by European countries of the early eighteenth century
(E) Similar to the European countries which sought in the early eighteenth century to exploit the resources of our continent

It's A.

Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too are we now attempting to extract energy and minerals from the ocean bed.

Regards,
Brajesh

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22 May 2006, 00:28
we need 'so too' in order to join the non-underlined part of the sentence. B, D and E are out.

C is out becuase it uses 'like' inappropriately. We need 'just as'.

A is the best choice

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22 May 2006, 09:49
karlfurt wrote:
I simply don't get it!

Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too are we now attempting to extract energy and minerals from the ocean bed.

(A) Just as the European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(B) The European countries of the early eighteenth century sought to exploit the resources of our continent, and in a similar way
(C) Like the case of the European countries of the early eighteenth century who sought to exploit the resources of our continent, so too
(D) As in the exploitation of the resources of our continent by European countries of the early eighteenth century
(E) Similar to the European countries which sought in the early eighteenth century to exploit the resources of our continent

"A" is correct as "Just as...so too" is the correct idiom to use.

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31 Aug 2011, 10:02
karlfurt wrote:
Indeed...
I 've done plenty of such exercices with just as.
But I didnt get this one right because I was fooled by the inversion of subject verb.

I've learnt that "just as X did, so Y did". So I excluded the form
"just as X did, so too did Y"

So I will engrave this form too. Rules in english are sometimes so elastic!

because of so "too are" I discarded this choice. Any better explanation to drop other choices ?
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