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To have read of how the critics scorned Mary Todd Lincoln

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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

A To have read of
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D Reading about
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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

A To have read of
B Once one reads of
C To read of
D Reading about
E Having read about

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

The answer should be C
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New post 24 Nov 2009, 12:48
Yup...only A and C come close .However,A uses past perfect unnecessarliy so
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New post 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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