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# While royal governor of New Jersey, William Franklins

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-While royal governor of New Jersey, William Franklin’s conviction that the
colonies should remain part of England was not unlike that of his father Benjamin
Franklin, who initially preferred
a continued association with England, though he
eventually played a role in forging America's independence, helping craft the
Declaration of Independence after a change of heart
A. not unlike that of his father Benjamin Franklin, who initially preferred
B. not unlike his father Benjamin Franklin, who initially preferred
C. like his father Benjamin Franklin, and his initial preference
D. like that of his father Benjamin Franklin, for preferring
E. as that of his father Benjamin Franklin, who initially preferred

Pls explain the answer. A

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09 Aug 2009, 14:33
rohansherry wrote:
-While royal governor of New Jersey, William Franklin’s conviction that the
colonies should remain part of England was not unlike that of his father Benjamin
Franklin, who initially preferred a continued association with England, though he
eventually played a role in forging America's independence, helping craft the
Declaration of Independence after a change of heart
A. not unlike that of his father Benjamin Franklin, who initially preferred
B. not unlike his father Benjamin Franklin, who initially preferred
C. like his father Benjamin Franklin, and his initial preference
D. like that of his father Benjamin Franklin, for preferring
E. as that of his father Benjamin Franklin, who initially preferred

Pls explain the answer. A

Where did you pull this question? It doesn't seem like a "GMAT" question. This one is poorly worded. William Franklin's conviction couldn't be the royal governor of NJ, right? Also, it would help if you underlined the questionable portion of the sentence.
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10 Aug 2009, 02:35
Between A and E, conviction needs to be compared to his father's conviction so need to use "like".IMO A
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10 Aug 2009, 09:36
IMO A

Guys if there is no comma before for preferring will it make D correct. Some more inputs on why D is wrong would help.
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10 Aug 2009, 10:36
For all those whu have put A as there Expected answers... Dont you think "not unlike" is a lil absurd ...what does it mean..??
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