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Margaret Mead

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As balseraph mentioned, the word "such" is not present in option (A). It was a typo error by the OP.

thephoenix wrote:
anthoj wrote:
balseraph wrote:
In the first post there is a mistake, as the variant A appears in the GMAT software without "such"

A: shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes towards children and families, along with

there is no "Such" here. Furthermore, according to the Longman dictionary of english language and

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (see the link: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=46196&dict=CALD)

the use of "like" meaning "such as" is correct. So there must be another explanation for ruling out the variant A.

however, i am not sure which could it be
I agree. I picked (A) as well for my answer, which I still don't understand why I was wrong.
when we in The field of GMAT we must obey the rules set by GMAT
like .....is used for comparing two noun
as ......for comparing actions or phrases
such as for qouting examples

and such as is correct idiom
there is nothing like.....such......like

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my take is D

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Margaret Mead, the best-known anthropologist of the twentieth century, helped shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with the relative merits of competition and cooperatoin.

A. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with
B. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and
c. to shape public opinion about such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, also about
d. the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward
e. the shaping of public opinion around fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, and those of


: B[/spoiler]
My pick is B. Idiomatic - Such X as.
A, C, E are out. Unidiomatic - such X like
D is Incorrect. those not required here..we are forming a list here by using such as

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gmatmachoman, are you serious with your answer. I don't think you mean this answer. I am sure that you want to type B but type D, isn't it?
Ok answer must be B, D is wrong because there is no clear antecedent for 'those'.

A, C and E are wrong because we need 'such as' and not 'like'
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my answer is (D)

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We still don't understand what's the OA, please

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Can some one explain choice D? Do you think D has some problems? I am not really sure if the helped the shaping of is correct.
Thanks in advance!

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j3nnie wrote:
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Margaret Mead, the best-known anthropologist of the twentieth century, helped shape public opinion on fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with the relative merits of competition and cooperatoin.

A. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, along with
B. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and
c. to shape public opinion about such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, also about
d. the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward
e. the shaping of public opinion around fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, and those of
A and C: such fundamentally important areas like attitudes
Here, such...like is unidiomatic.
The correct idiom is such X as Y.
Eliminate A and C.

D and E: Margaret Mead...helped the shaping
Conveyed meaning:
THE SHAPING was in need of assistance, and Margaret Mead provided this assistance.
Not the intended meaning.
Eliminate D and E.

The intended meaning is that Margaret Mead INTENDED to shape public opinion.
Generally, intent is expressed by an infinitive modifier.
OA: Margaret Mead...helped shape public opinion.
Here, shape is the bare infinitive form of to shape.

For a discussion of the bare infinitive, check my post here:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/gmatprep-help-do-smth-vs-help-do-smth-t105329.html

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