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Margaret Mead, the best-known anthropologist of the twentieth century,

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I think ans should be C. "
helped to shape.........."seems correct. though it has like which is not acceptable in GMAT to give example...
Why the OA is B ...Only for Such as...


no, helped shape is also correct. C has a 'like' disaster, so it is a straight NO.
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Margaret Mead, the best-known anthropologist of the twentieth century, helped shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with relative merits of competition and cooperation

helped shape- proper usage


(A) shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with
(B) shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and
correct

(C) to shape public opinion about such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, also about
(D) the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward
(E) the shaping of public opinion around fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, and those of
attitudes of < relative merits of competition and cooperation
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Some notes on this question as some students are focusing on small idiomatic issues when they miss what is really being tested in this question.
http://www.gmatpill.com/practice-questi ... ar-errors/


Can you explain why A is wrong? And the difference between option A and B
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We can not use like to give examples.
Like can be used in comparison (like+noun)

We use such as/ as to show examples.
Also AND is more concise than ALONG WITH.
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Margaret Mead, the best-known anthropologist of the twentieth century, helped shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with relative merits of competition and cooperation.

(A) shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with

(B) shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and

(C) to shape public opinion about such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, also about

(D) the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward

(E) the shaping of public opinion around fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, and those of


Main Issue:


1) "such as" and not "like" should be used to give examples.

(A) shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with - Wrong: 1) like

(B) shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and - Correct

(C) to shape public opinion about such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, also about - Wrong: 1) like

(D) the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward - Wrong: 1) No antecedent for "those" 2) "shaping: < "shape"

(E) the shaping of public opinion around fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, and those of - Wrong: 1) like 2) "shaping" < "shape" 3) No antecedent for "those"
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Sentence is talking about two "Fundamentally Important Areas":
1) Attitudes towards children and families
2) Relative Merits of competition and cooperation

Ans B Uses Such X ("Fundamentally Important Areas") as Y ("Attitudes...") and Z ("Relative Merits...") -> Correct as Such as introduces Examples of the "Fundamentally Important Areas"

Why (D) is wrong:
D) the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward relative merits of competition and cooperation

"And those" in the second clause is referring back to "Attitudes" so D basically says:
1) Attitudes towards children and families
and
2) Attitudes Towards relative merits of competition and cooperation

->that differs From:
1) Attitudes towards children and families
2) Relative Merits of competition and cooperation
which is why B is correct
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