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

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Clear B. I was a bit skeptical about the use of and in the last part but the rest of the sentences were clearly out of contention. :wall
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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...
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Direct B - parallelism - attitude towards and relative merits of and such as for examples .
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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 the 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

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1. Dear Chemerical71: Will you kindly mark the underlining to make it easier to read and respond.

2.Let's first get rid of choices A, C and E for using like to denote examples. Such ... as is the correct idiom to use. Now between B and D:

D is wrong on a few counts as below.
A. Helped the shaping of' is inferior to the bare infinitive 'helped (to)shape'.
B. 'For' fundamentally important areas - is a wrong idiom; 'in' fundamentally important areas is a better one.
C. In a list, when there are two items only it is not necessary to put a serial comma between the first and second items.
D . The difference between ' such important areas as' and "important areas such as':
When we say ' such important areas as' A and B, we mean that the cited A and B are the only two important areas. When we say, -important areas such as A and B ', we mean that there many more than those A and B. In this case, both facts could be true and hence, this split does not make a critical difference IMO.
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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 the 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


like for examples is incorrect. A, C and E are right away eliminated.
in C, also -> unknown what function it has here - and is more appropriate.
D - those - what it refers to? areas? attitudes? since it's ambiguous, it can be eliminated.

B stands!
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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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