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# While the base salary for the top five officers of the

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While the base salary for the top five officers of the company did not change from 1990 to 1991, cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in allowances for overseas assignments and club memberships.

A. cuts were made nonsalary compensation, as in

B. cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as

C. cuts were made in such nonsalary compensation as those in

D. cuts in nonsalary compensation were made in areas like

E. there were cuts made in nonsalary compensation, in areas like

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23 May 2009, 21:45
A) lacks a preposition between made and nonsalary
C) wordy, extra those
D) "in areas like" is too wordy and ineffective
E) same as D

B) such...as is most effective in this scenario. least wordy.

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25 May 2009, 00:12
dk94588 wrote:
A) lacks a preposition between made and nonsalary
C) wordy, extra those
D) "in areas like" is too wordy and ineffective
E) same as D

B) such...as is most effective in this scenario. least wordy.

OA: B

I see that "such as" has been split into "such ......as" I can't recollect seeing that before. Also had a bit of difficulty with "as" .... could anyone provide a bit more clarity?

is this right?

"such beers as carlton, king fisher and asahi."

"beers such as...." is definitely right....

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25 May 2009, 00:26
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nightwing79 wrote:
dk94588 wrote:
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I see that "such as" has been split into "such ......as" I can't recollect seeing that before. Also had a bit of difficulty with "as" .... could anyone provide a bit more clarity?

is this right?

"such beers as carlton, king fisher and asahi." RIGHT
"beers such as...." is definitely right....

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In GMAT, like means similar to, and such as means for example.

e.g

Can you buy me some fruit like apples or watermelon?

In GMAT, this sentence implies that the speaker does NOT want apples or watermelon; instead, he prefers some fruit similar to apples and watermelon.

Correct - Can you buy me some fruit such as apples or watermelon?
apples and watermelon are examples of the type of fruit we want.

I would like you to buy such fruit as apples and watermelon for me.
This is simply a variation -- notice how such and as are separated."

In GMAT, like means similar to, and such as means for example.

e.g

Can you buy me some fruit like apples or watermelon?

In GMAT, this sentence implies that the speaker does NOT want apples or watermelon; instead, he prefers some fruit similar to apples and watermelon.

Correct - Can you buy me some fruit such as apples or watermelon?
apples and watermelon are examples of the type of fruit we want.

I would like you to buy such fruit as apples and watermelon for me.
This is simply a variation -- notice how such and as are separated.

Like Vs As

Incorrect - Gita and Sita, as their mother Reema, are extremely smart.
Correct - Gita and Sita, like their mother Reema, are extremely smart.

As - used to compare two clauses. (A clause is a phrase that includes a verb).

Incorrect - Just like swimming is good exercise, running is a way to burn calories.
Correct - Just as swimming is good exercise, running is a way to burn calories.

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25 May 2009, 04:58
easy B - use of "such ... as" to introduce examples (used also as an idiom). This is a surprisingly common pattern in gmat verbal. As posters before me have pointed out - like is used for comparison.

Borrowing the previous poster's example :
Can you buy me some fruit such as apples or watermelon?

GMAT will often use a variant of this :
Can you buy such fruits as apples and watermelon?

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25 May 2009, 13:27
like - comparison

as - example

never really thought about it that way, but yes you are definitely right.

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22 Oct 2009, 08:40
Why THOSE in C makes it wordy???

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22 Oct 2009, 08:45
I got B too..

"such as" is used to give examples. those is not right in C.
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