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Question 11 Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper

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keepsmilinyaar Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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Question 11 Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper

Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:59 am
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    In many upper-class Egyptian homes, French was spoken within the family, just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy.
    (A) just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy
    (B) just like it once had been among the Russian aristocracy
    (C) just as the Russian aristocracy had once done
    (D) similar to what the Russian aristocracy had done once
    (E) like what had once been done by the Russian aristocracy

    Doubt: Why cannot "D" be the correct answer?

    Correct Answer is "A".

    Source: Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper

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    Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:20 am
    keepsmilinyaar wrote:
    In many upper-class Egyptian homes, French was spoken within the family, just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy.
    (A) just as it had once been among the Russian aristocracy
    (B) just like it once had been among the Russian aristocracy
    (C) just as the Russian aristocracy had once done
    (D) similar to what the Russian aristocracy had done once
    (E) like what had once been done by the Russian aristocracy

    Doubt: Why cannot "D" be the correct answer?

    Correct Answer is "A".

    Source: Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper
    Use "like" for nouns and "as" for verbs.

    "was spoken" is correctly denoted by "had once been" -- "done"
    doesn't correctly indicate "was spoken"

    OilBaron Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Mon May 07, 2007 2:51 pm
    Quote:
    Use "like" for nouns and "as" for verbs.
    Bob is dressed like Bill
    Bob is dressed as Bill is.

    You can use 'as' for verbs as long as a clause follows.

    rakesh Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Fri May 11, 2007 9:59 am
    Just as ...... for example
    Just Like.....makes a comparision
    Answer can't be D becuase similar to....changes the meaning of original sentence. Original sentence says for example(just like) and the choice d says similar to .. which changes the meaning of sentence

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