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To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum

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To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.


(A) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.

(B) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is comparing the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.

(C) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.

(D) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is like comparing the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.

(E) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare diamonds’ value with plastic baubles’ value.

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Correct idiom : To compare A with B is to compare X with Y.

B, C and D are straight away rejected...
Confused between A and E... Will go with A...


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To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.


(A) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.

(B) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is comparing the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.

(C) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.

(D) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is like comparing the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.

(E) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare diamonds’ value with plastic baubles’ value.




(A) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.
--Correct

(B) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is comparing the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.
--To compare ...is comparing is incorrect

(C) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.
--Comparing ....is ...To compare is incorrect
--The sentence also incorrectly compares the value of diamonds with plastic baubles

(D) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is like comparing the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.
---incorrect comparison between value of diamonds with plastic baubles

(E) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare diamonds’ value with plastic baubles’ value.
---diamond's value and bauble's value is not parallel with brilliance of Beethoven and bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears

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Bunuel wrote:
To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.


(A) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.

(B) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is comparing the value of diamonds with that of plastic baubles.

(C) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.

(D) Comparing the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is like comparing the value of diamonds with plastic baubles.

(E) To compare the thunderous brilliance of Beethoven with the bubble-gum pop tunes of Britney Spears is to compare diamonds’ value with plastic baubles’ value.


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This is clearly a question of parallel structure. Choices B and C are incorrect because they have ‘to compare’ and ‘comparing’. Choice E is not parallel. It has ‘the brilliance of Beethoven’ and ‘diamonds’ value’, rather then ‘the value of diamonds’. Choice D uses the word like, which is distinctly different from saying something is something else. That is the main point of this question: to see if you can differentiate a comparison from a statement of equality. Choice A is the correct answer, not only because it has the correct parallel structure, but also because it adheres strictly to the sense of sameness: that to do a is to do b, not merely ‘like’ it. D also has an incorrect comparison by comparing the value of diamonds with plastic baubles, rather then with the value of plastic baubles.
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