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# So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of

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11 Oct 2008, 09:19
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So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary
a. as varied as
b. as varied as are
c. as varied as those of
d. that are as varied as
e. that are varied as are

I don't understand clearly the meaning and function of "as varied as" in this sentence. Does it mean "such as" in this case?
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11 Oct 2008, 09:43
buutran wrote:
So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary
a. as varied as
b. as varied as are
c. as varied as those of
d. that are as varied as
e. that are varied as are

I don't understand clearly the meaning and function of "as varied as" in this sentence. Does it mean "such as" in this case?

as varied as refers to variety of environment and natural resources !!!

hence C is good
rest are all to be eliminated
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12 Oct 2008, 00:35
But the OA is A. So I wonder if "as varied as" means "such as"
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