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2016 OG SC 72

by Crystal W » Fri May 20, 2016 6:45 pm
A leading figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marx's Das Kapital is to socialism.
A Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what

I have a question about the explanation of Choice B on OG. In Choice, OG said "; like is an incorrect term for the comparison." I think like can be used to a term for the comparison such as OG 2016 SC 21 E and 101 E. Or this explanation means like is an incorrect conclusion to the comparison introduced by are to?
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by GMATGuruNY » Sat May 21, 2016 2:20 am
Crystal W wrote:I have a question about the explanation of Choice B on OG. In Choice, OG said "; like is an incorrect term for the comparison." I think like can be used to a term for the comparison such as OG 2016 SC 21 E and 101 E. Or this explanation means like is an incorrect conclusion to the comparison introduced by are to?
Thanks in advance!
like serves to compare NOUNS.
like may NOT serve to compare CLAUSES.

B: Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic socialism like Marx's Das Kapital is to socialism.
Here, like incorrectly serves to compare the two clauses in red.
Eliminate B.
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by OptimusPrep » Sat May 21, 2016 7:32 pm
Crystal W wrote:A leading figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism what Marx's Das Kapital is to socialism.
A Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism what
B Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism like
C Adam Smith's two major books are to democratic capitalism just as
D Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism similar to
E Adam Smith wrote two major books that are to democratic capitalism what

I have a question about the explanation of Choice B on OG. In Choice, OG said "; like is an incorrect term for the comparison." I think like can be used to a term for the comparison such as OG 2016 SC 21 E and 101 E. Or this explanation means like is an incorrect conclusion to the comparison introduced by are to?
Thanks in advance!
Like is always used to compare NOUNS and not clauses,
In the option B, we are comparing 2 clauses. Hence incorrect,

Moreover, option B has another error of incorrect comparison
A leading figure in the Scottish Enlightenment should be followed by Adam Smith, not "Adam Smith's two major books"

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by jain2016 » Mon May 23, 2016 1:04 am
Please confirm the OA.

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by Crystal W » Wed May 25, 2016 6:31 pm
jain2016 wrote:Please confirm the OA.

Thanks,

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OA is E.

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by Needgmat » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:15 pm
Hi Experts ,

Can you please explain why optionD is incorrect?

Also in OG it says that the correct idiom is x is to y what a is to b, so can you please explain how this idiom used in the OA?

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by Needgmat » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:24 am
Hi Experts ,

Please share your thoughts on this.

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by GMATGuruNY » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42 am
Needgmat wrote:Hi Experts ,

Can you please explain why optionD is incorrect?

Also in OG it says that the correct idiom is x is to y what a is to b, so can you please explain how this idiom used in the OA?

Thanks,

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A clause includes both a subject and a verb.
A preposition may not be followed by a clause.
D: similar to Marx's Das Kapital is
Here, to is incorrectly followed by the red portion, which includes both a subject (Marx's Das Kapital) and a verb (is) and thus constitutes a clause.
Eliminate D.

X is to Y what A is to B is an idiom.
OA: books that are to democratic capitalism what Marx's Das Kapital is to socialism.
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by Needgmat » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:31 am
A preposition may not be followed by a clause.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Thank you so much for your reply.

Just a quick question, above is always true in GMAT?

Please confirm sir.

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by Needgmat » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:36 am
Hi Sir ,

Can you please share your thoughts on this.

Many thanks in advance.

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by GMATGuruNY » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:08 am
Needgmat wrote:
A preposition may not be followed by a clause.
above is always true in GMAT?
Yes.
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