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# The author of a book on the women of the Temperance Movement

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The author of a book on the women of the Temperance Movement suggests that the single trait common to the most influential members was a vision of her public work like an extension of the safe-guarding of moral integrity in the private household, which was considered the responsibility of wives and mothers.

(A) her public work like an extension of the safe-guarding
(B) their public work as an extension of the safe-guarding
(C) public work for her as an extension of the safe-guarding
(D) their public work like an extension of the safe-guarding
(E) her public work as an extension of the safe-guarding

My choice is A because I see that public work is singular, so the pronoun should be singular, only "her" is appropriate.

Furthermore, usage of like vs as: I do not understand the role of as/like here. OE stated that "as" is idiomatically correct in the phrase "as an extension". Is "as an extension" idiom, isn't it?

Can anyone help me explain.

Thanks. OA later some discussion.
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03 Dec 2011, 22:06
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The author of a book on the women of the Temperance Movement suggests that the single trait common to the most influential members was a vision of her public work like an extension of the safe-guarding of moral integrity in the private household, which was considered the responsibility of wives and mothers.

(A) her public work like an extension of the safe-guarding
(B) their public work as an extension of the safe-guarding
(C) public work for her as an extension of the safe-guarding
(D) their public work like an extension of the safe-guarding
(E) her public work as an extension of the safe-guarding

My choice is A because I see that public work is singular, so the pronoun should be singular, only "her" is appropriate.

Furthermore, usage of like vs as: I do not understand the role of as/like here. OE stated that "as" is idiomatically correct in the phrase "as an extension". Is "as an extension" idiom, isn't it?

Can anyone help me explain.

Thanks. OA later some discussion.

I feel that the answer is B . To me "their" sounds correct because the reference to their is "most influential members" which is plural. So option A and E out. Option C does not give a clear picture as to whose "public work" it is referred to {author or influential members} , so Option C out. Between option B and D , D sounds incorrect to me because we are not drawing analogies , or comparing ( which is done by "like") . We are merely explaining with an example . So "as" sounds correct to me. Hence option (B) looks correct to me.

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03 Dec 2011, 22:30
"Her" is not clear referred in option A, C and E. "Like" is incorrect in D.

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04 Dec 2011, 07:25
B
"their" corresponds to members,
"as" is right in this case
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04 Dec 2011, 07:47
+1 B

The sentence is talking about members, so "her" is incorrect.

The idiom is "view as". I think that the idea is the same in this case.
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03 Jan 2012, 08:08
+1 B.
The single trait was common to most influential members (plural). Thus, IMO the "their" in B is correct.
In the "like vs. as" competition, "as" wins because the "public work" is not similar to the "extension".
"Like" is used when we want to express similarity between the objects being compared.
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03 Jan 2012, 10:50
B. Their is needed. Like is incorrect in D.

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04 Jan 2012, 04:19
+ 1 for B.
a,
Quote:
her public work
it should be their.
c,
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public work for her as an extension of the safe-guarding
hotchpotch.
d,like means similar to,her vision is not similar to safe guarding of moral integrity that's why usage of as is appropriate.
e,her public work ,members cannot be her they have to be their.

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