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# To have read of how the critics scorned Mary Todd Lincoln

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23 Nov 2009, 12:15
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To have read of how the critics scorned Mary Todd Lincoln as a traitor to her birth , how loyal Union citizens suspected her of treason, and how many accused her of unpatriotic extravagance is to feel deeply how life was even for the aristocracy of Civil war times

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23 Nov 2009, 12:22
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I believe the tested topic is idiom usage in this sentence. To "x" is to "y".

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To have read of how the critics scorned Mary Todd Lincoln as a traitor to her birth , how loyal Union citizens suspected her of treason, and how many accused her of unpatriotic extravagance is to feel deeply how life was even for the aristocracy of Civil war times

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23 Nov 2009, 20:52
I choose C as well. Jallenmorris has the right idea, I think.
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23 Nov 2009, 23:20
"To read.. is to feel" are parallel

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24 Nov 2009, 12:48
Yup...only A and C come close .However,A uses past perfect unnecessarliy so
C shoud win

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27 Nov 2009, 20:43
I agree with the idiom "To X is to Y".
However, I am unsure about "read of", is it a correct idiom?
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