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Similar to the Incan Temple at Winay Wayna, the Maya culture constructed pyramids to use as observatories, religious shrines, and political centers, like those at Tikal, located in the north of Guatemala.

A. Similar to the Incan Temple at Winay Wayna, the Maya culture constructed pyramids to use as observatories, religious shrines, and political centers, like those

B. Just like the Incan Temple at Winay Wayna, the constructed ones in Maya culture were used as observatories, religious shrines, and political centers

C. As the Incan Temple at Winay Wayna was constructed for use as an observatory, religious shrine, and political center, so the Maya

D. Like the Inca, who constructed the Temple at Winay Wayna, the Maya used pyramids as observatories, religious shrines, and political centers, such as those

E. So with the Inca, who constructed the Temple at Winay Wayna, the Maya constructed pyramids for use as observatories, religious shrines, and political centers, like those

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(D) is the correct response. We have the correct comparison in this choice, comparing the Inca to the Maya. In GMAT Sentence Correction, “such as” is used to introduce examples, while "like" indicates only similarity. But more importantly, we have an incorrect comparison. We cannot compare “the Temple” to “the Maya culture.” We can compare an Inca building to a Maya building or the Inca people to the Maya people, but we cannot “mix apples and oranges” in comparisons.

If you chose (C), this sentence is idiomatically correct, but still draws an incorrect comparison. We’re comparing the “Inca Temple” to the “Maya at Tikal.” If you chose this choice, remember to always re-read the entire sentence to make sure the changed underlined section makes sense with the non-underlined portion.

If you chose (E), “so with” is an awkward construction, and “like” should not be used to introduce an example.

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D: for logically comparing two cultures

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The question compares the Maya culture with the Incan temple.

The correct ans should be D which makes the right comparison between the Inca and the Maya.

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