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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Like Byron at Missolonghi ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Like Byron at Missolonghi Like Byron at Missolonghi, Jack London was slowly killed by the mistakes of the medical men who treated him. A Like Byron B Like Byron's death C Just as Byron died D Similar to Byron E As did Byron What is wrong with the other Options? OA A ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Top Reply Hello! Let's go through this question, answer by answer, to determine why A is the best option: Like Byron at Missolonghi, Jack London was slowly killed by the mistakes of the medical men who treated him. A: Like Byron This one is the best because it clearly shows that the writer is focusing on similarities between the two deaths without any unnecessary words. B: Like Byron's death Since we know that the sentence is talking about both men dying, it's not necessary to say it twice. It's slightly redundant. C: Just as Byron died Using this wording suggests that Byron died at the same time as Jack London, which isn't true. D: Similar to Byron This one might mislead readers into thinking the writer means that Byron and London are similar people, not that their deaths are similar. E: As did Byron This one isn't parallel, and makes it unclear what Byron "did" exactly. It would work if the second half of the sentence was written in active voice rather than passive: "As did Byron at Missolonghi, Jack London died because of mistakes made by the medical men who treated him." This makes it clearer that did is referring to the verb died. I hope this helps! I'm available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. ### Top Member Moderator Joined 07 Sep 2017 Posted: 3154 messages Followed by: 7 members EconomistGMATTutor wrote: Hello! Let's go through this question, answer by answer, to determine why A is the best option: Like Byron at Missolonghi, Jack London was slowly killed by the mistakes of the medical men who treated him. A: Like Byron This one is the best because it clearly shows that the writer is focusing on similarities between the two deaths without any unnecessary words. B: Like Byron's death Since we know that the sentence is talking about both men dying, it's not necessary to say it twice. It's slightly redundant. C: Just as Byron died Using this wording suggests that Byron died at the same time as Jack London, which isn't true. D: Similar to Byron This one might mislead readers into thinking the writer means that Byron and London are similar people, not that their deaths are similar. E: As did Byron This one isn't parallel, and makes it unclear what Byron "did" exactly. It would work if the second half of the sentence was written in active voice rather than passive: "As did Byron at Missolonghi, Jack London died because of mistakes made by the medical men who treated him." This makes it clearer that did is referring to the verb died. I hope this helps! I'm available if you'd like any follow up. Thanks a lot! • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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