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# The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in

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The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as

(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

I would be interested in knowing your views about correct usage of 'like' on GMAT. Why exactly is (A) incorrect?

Originally posted by inotorious on 14 Jun 2015, 09:02.
Last edited by Bunuel on 05 Oct 2018, 05:56, edited 1 time in total.
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14 Jun 2015, 10:50
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Like is always and only used for comparison in GMAT. Like is never used to refer examples.
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Updated on: 16 Jun 2015, 03:06
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inotorious wrote:
The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as
(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

I would be interested in knowing your views about correct usage of 'like' on GMAT. Why exactly is (A) incorrect?

Here goes my bit-

'like' is used to show 'similarity', whereas, 'such as' is used to introduce examples.

Option A has two problems:

1) "not only ... but also ... " construction is not parallel. 'on' is placed before 'not only'. The correct structure would be "not only on... but also on...".

2) Use of 'like' to introduce examples is imprecise.

Hope it helps! Happy Prepping!

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Originally posted by DollySharma on 14 Jun 2015, 10:53.
Last edited by DollySharma on 16 Jun 2015, 03:06, edited 1 time in total.
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14 Jun 2015, 11:29
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The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on major figures in technology innovation --- These is the main point of the subject.
The speaker further substantiates his claim by mentioning examples/proof in support of his/her answer by mentioning names of

1. Steve Jobs
2. Jeff Bezos and
3. billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

Why does the author mention names of these three people - To provide example , so Such as is preferred to Like...

Based on the above point all the options except (B) gets negated..

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

1. Use of Correct Idiom = Not Only ........ But Also
2. Use of Such as for introducing examples.

(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as
(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

Hence IMHO (B) is the best answer..

PS :

Such as ----> Used to indicate examples.
Like : ----_> Used to indicate similarities.
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inotorious wrote:
The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as
(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

Like is never used to introduce examples.

All options but B have 'like' in them. Hence B is the answer.
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05 Oct 2018, 05:01
inotorious wrote:
The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as
(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

I would be interested in knowing your views about correct usage of 'like' on GMAT. Why exactly is (A) incorrect?

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05 Oct 2018, 05:56
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inotorious wrote:
The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on
(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as
(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

I would be interested in knowing your views about correct usage of 'like' on GMAT. Why exactly is (A) incorrect?

Hi generis

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Thanks!

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05 Oct 2018, 09:04
inotorious wrote:
The Hogwarts Post has blogged extensively on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on the billion dollar ponzi schemes of various Wall Street con artists.

(A) on not only major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

(B) not only on such major figures in technology innovation as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

(C) not only on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

(D) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, as well as

(E) on major figures in technology innovation like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, but also on

I would be interested in knowing your views about correct usage of 'like' on GMAT. Why exactly is (A) incorrect?

A is not parallel and incorrectly uses like to introduce an example.

C,D, and E incorrectly use like to introduce an example

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05 Oct 2018, 22:17
Parallelism case
Not only on .. but also on

We also require usage of "Such" in order to state egs
With two points above ,

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19 Jul 2019, 00:31
I agree that B is the best choice, however there is logical parallelism flaw " Major Fig. in Tech. Inno." is being compared to " Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme" in other words Person is being compared to Scheme.
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19 Jul 2019, 00:52
I agree that B is the best choice, however there is logical parallelism flaw " Major Fig. in Tech. Inno." is being compared to " Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme" in other words Person is being compared to Scheme.
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19 Jul 2019, 07:00
harshdev wrote:
I agree that B is the best choice, however there is logical parallelism flaw " Major Fig. in Tech. Inno." is being compared to " Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme" in other words Person is being compared to Scheme.
We'll have to be a little careful here, as parallelism has very little to do with whether a sentence can include information about both people and things other than people.
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31 Jul 2019, 11:05
Hi

I not choose B, because I thought for it to be proper usage of "such as" it would have to be "major figures such as as", not "such major figures as"...can you split up "such as" in this way?
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31 Jul 2019, 19:14
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I not choose B, because I thought for it to be proper usage of "such as" it would have to be "major figures such as as", not "such major figures as"...can you split up "such as" in this way?
Yes. This official question does the same thing.
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