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While neither the 1984 nor the 2000 Democratic candidate

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While neither the 1984 nor the 2000 Democratic candidate won the presidential election, Sarah Loe praises Walter Mondale's selection of a woman and Al Gore's selection of a Jewish man as vice presidential running mates, which she likens to building a bridge for others to pass over .

A. which she likens to building a bridge for others to pass over
B. which she likens to others passing over a bridge that was built
C. which she likens to a bridge being built for others to pass over
D. likening these selections to others passing over a bridge that was built
E. likening these selections to building a bridge for others to pass over

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While neither the 1984 nor the 2000 Democratic candidate won the presidential election, Sarah Loe praises Walter Mondale's selection of a woman and Al Gore's selection of a Jewish man as vice presidential running mates, which she likens to building a bridge for others to pass over .

A. which she likens to building a bridge for others to pass over
B. which she likens to others passing over a bridge that was built
C. which she likens to a bridge being built for others to pass over
D. likening these selections to others passing over a bridge that was built
E. likening these selections to building a bridge for others to pass over


"which" refers to the noun immediately preceding it. Here which cannot refer to "mates" as the sentence is modifying selection of some people.
Hence option A, B & C are out.
Option D is nonsensical "others passing over a bridge that was built".
Hence option E is the correct solution.
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Likening something to.... does this construction always perform the action of showing a parallel reasoning ?
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