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# Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many Afric

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Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries.

A. Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries

B. Soccer, like in many African countries, is a most popular sport in Cameroon

C. In Cameroon, soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries

D. Like it is in many African countries, soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon

E. Soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries

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26 Jul 2018, 21:05
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daagh , egmat , AjiteshArun

I'm not sure why no one is pointing out the possible usage error in the OA (C). Option C uses like to introduce a prepositional phrase (in many African countries) rather than a noun phrase. I'm not going to get into whether we should or should not restrict ourselves to noun phrases after like, but the GMAT has used that as the basis to mark options incorrect in the past.

I'd advise you to ignore this question.
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26 Jun 2018, 05:28
Is the answer D ? Modifier error in other options.
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26 Jun 2018, 10:07
+1 for C.

A. Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries --> Incorrect

B. Soccer, like in many African countries, is a most popular sport in Cameroon --> Incorrect

C. In Cameroon, soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries --> Correct

D. Like it is in many African countries, soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon --> Incorrect

E. Soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries --> Incorrect

Hence, C.
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26 Jun 2018, 11:25
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IMO D.

Modifier that modifies Soccer is correctly placed before Soccer separated by a comma.
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26 Jun 2018, 12:49
sudarshan22 wrote:
+1 for C.

A. Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries --> Incorrect

B. Soccer, like in many African countries, is a most popular sport in Cameroon --> Incorrect

C. In Cameroon, soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries --> Correct

D. Like it is in many African countries, soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon --> Incorrect

E. Soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries --> Incorrect

Hence, C.

Cannot compare 'In Cameroon' and 'In Many African countries' using like
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30 Jun 2018, 04:55
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- Like cannot be followed by a clause, hence A and D out.
- "a most" is incorrect, we should use "the most", hence B out.
- Letter E changes the meaning, because it does not specify Cameroon, hence E out.

So, the correct answer is C.
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01 Jul 2018, 22:58
Why is (D) incorrect?

I don't get this question.
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04 Jul 2018, 04:14
"like" is used to compare nouns, so there shouldn't be a verb coming after "like". This gets rid of A and D, which have got the 'it is' (noun +verb).
B changes the original meaning - we need to the say 'the most popular', not just 'a popular'.
E also drops the 'in Cameroon", so this is also incorrect.
Additionally, in B and E, we seem to be comparing a sport (soccer) to a country (Cameroon), making for a nonsensical comparison.
This leaves us with C as our best answer - correct comparison and no verb after "like
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26 Jul 2018, 09:33
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26 Jul 2018, 09:42
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B- A most is wrong - Should be the most.
D. LIke it -- Like compares a clause.
What is the problem in C?
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26 Jul 2018, 10:52
daagh wrote:
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B- A most is wrong - Should be the most.
D. LIke it -- Like compares a clause.
What is the problem in C?

I thought that in option C, "soccer is the most popular sport" part is a non essential modifier
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The first comma is used to separate the introductory phrase. It is not part of the main clause that follows the comma. I fact, the main clause is - Soccer is the most …- If you remove that, then there is no clause at all.
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Re: Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many Afric  [#permalink]

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26 Jul 2018, 11:29
A. Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many African countries

"like" is never followed by a clause INCORRECT

B. Soccer, like in many African countries, is a most popular sport in Cameroon

"like in many African countries" is modifying soccer which is INCORRECT

C. In Cameroon, soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries

D. Like it is in many African countries, soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon

"like" is never followed by a clause INCORRECT

E. Soccer is the most popular sport, like in many African countries

Meaning error. There is no mention of Cameroon. INCORRECT

Hence option C
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19 Sep 2018, 05:06
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"like" is used to compare nouns, so there shouldn't be a verb coming after "like". This gets rid of A and D, which have got the 'it is' (noun +verb).
B changes the original meaning - we need to the say 'the most popular', not just 'a popular'.
E also drops the 'in Cameroon", so this is also incorrect.
Additionally, in B and E, we seem to be comparing a sport (soccer) to a country (Cameroon), making for a nonsensical comparison.
This leaves us with C as our best answer - correct comparison and no verb after "like

But isn't it also true that like should not be followed by a prepositional phrase?
Re: Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon, like it is in many Afric   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2018, 05:06
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