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SC: Unlike Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in

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The sentence "Unlike Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.” is clearly wrong as Alaska is compared to temperature.

But what about the modified sentence (i) ”Unlike in Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.”?

Is that OK, or would you have to rewrite it as (ii) ”Unlike in Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, in Florida the temperature rarely goes below freezing."?

Or are both (i) and (ii) OK? Why/why not?

Note: This is not from a SC question and (i) and (ii) are thus not competing answer choices.
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Limara1 wrote:
The sentence "Unlike Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.” is clearly wrong as Alaska is compared to temperature.

But what about the modified sentence (i) ”Unlike in Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.”?

Is that OK, or would you have to rewrite it as (ii) ”Unlike in Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, in Florida the temperature rarely goes below freezing."?

Or are both (i) and (ii) OK? Why/why not?

Note: This is not from a SC question and (i) and (ii) are thus not competing answer choices.



Both are incorrect!
Simple rule to remember,
    use like when comparing nouns.

both the sentences use "In Alaska" which is not a noun but prepositional phrase. Like won't take prepositional phrases.

I've read somewhere that "Like" itself is a preposition, so it takes only nouns.

Hope I helped!
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AkshayKS21 wrote:
Limara1 wrote:
The sentence "Unlike Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.” is clearly wrong as Alaska is compared to temperature.

But what about the modified sentence (i) ”Unlike in Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, the temperature in Florida rarely goes below freezing.”?

Is that OK, or would you have to rewrite it as (ii) ”Unlike in Alaska, where the winter is quite cold, in Florida the temperature rarely goes below freezing."?

Or are both (i) and (ii) OK? Why/why not?

Note: This is not from a SC question and (i) and (ii) are thus not competing answer choices.



Both are incorrect!
Simple rule to remember,
    use like when comparing nouns.

both the sentences use "In Alaska" which is not a noun but prepositional phrase. Like won't take prepositional phrases.

I've read somewhere that "Like" itself is a preposition, so it takes only nouns.

Hope I helped!
:)




Thanks! Can somebody confirm this? Would be super helpful :)
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