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Margaret Mead

by j3nnie » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:58 pm
From GMAT prep

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


[spoiler] : B[/spoiler][/spoiler]

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by gmatmachoman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:08 pm
my answer is (D)

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Re: Margaret Mead

by logitech » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:20 pm
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

use of LIKE is wrong


B. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and

It is parallel and use SUCH AS

c. to shape public opinion about such fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, also about

such...like wrong


d. the shaping of public opinion for fundamentally important areas such as attitudes toward children and families, and those toward

The shaping is awkward and those is wrong( it does not refer to public opinion and there is no FOR to be parallel )

e. the shaping of public opinion around fundamentally important areas like attitudes toward children and families, and those of

like is wrong
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Re: Margaret Mead

by karmayogi » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:45 pm
j3nnie wrote:From GMAT prep

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


[spoiler] : B[/spoiler][/spoiler]
First of all, the underlined text is not same as the option A. Considering the underlined text is the right one, let's proceed. 'Such as' is correct and 'Such like' doesn't exists. This eliminates options C. "helped the shaping of public opinion..." is wordy and awkward. That eliminates D and E. ‘Such as’ is used to give examples; whereas 'like' is used to make a comparison. This eliminates A. Also, in option B, "attitudes toward children and families and the relative merits of competition and cooperatoin" maintains the parallelism.

Though, B is the best among the given options, I feel, 'to' should come after 'helped' i.e. 'helped to shape' rather than 'helped shape'. Thoughts???

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Re: Margaret Mead

by Jatinder » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:36 am
karmayogi wrote:
j3nnie wrote:From GMAT prep

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


[spoiler] : B[/spoiler][/spoiler]
First of all, the underlined text is not same as the option A. Considering the underlined text is the right one, let's proceed. 'Such as' is correct and 'Such like' doesn't exists. This eliminates options C. "helped the shaping of public opinion..." is wordy and awkward. That eliminates D and E. ‘Such as’ is used to give examples; whereas 'like' is used to make a comparison. This eliminates A. Also, in option B, "attitudes toward children and families and the relative merits of competition and cooperatoin" maintains the parallelism.

Though, B is the best among the given options, I feel, 'to' should come after 'helped' i.e. 'helped to shape' rather than 'helped shape'. Thoughts???
Helped shape is correct in GMAT world: See Q94 OG11
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by vishubn » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:29 am
simple !!
Such as is used to list differnt things associated with the main subject !!

so first elimination ! happens removing all the as and like words !

and between shaping of ! which is infinitive :) so remainign is B

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by aj5105 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:11 am
When we have noun and gerund, noun is better
Such X as - RIGHT

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by cartera » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:04 am
In B I think the first and is redundant:

shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and

should it be changed for a comma?

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by Sprite_TM » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:27 pm
how come i dont see the word "such" in the answer choices?

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by karmayogi » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:59 pm
cartera wrote:In B I think the first and is redundant:

shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and

should it be changed for a comma?
From readability point of view I agree that we need comma, but from grammar point of view, I THINK (not sure), we can skip comma.
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by piyush_nitt » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:48 am
karmayogi wrote:
cartera wrote:In B I think the first and is redundant:

shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and

should it be changed for a comma?
From readability point of view I agree that we need comma, but from grammar point of view, I THINK (not sure), we can skip comma.
Mead helped 2 things

1. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and 2. the relative merits of competition and cooperatoin

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by El Cucu » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:14 pm
piyush_nitt wrote:
karmayogi wrote:
cartera wrote:In B I think the first and is redundant:

shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and

should it be changed for a comma?
From readability point of view I agree that we need comma, but from grammar point of view, I THINK (not sure), we can skip comma.
Mead helped 2 things

1. shape public opinion in such fundamentally important areas as attitudes toward children and families and 2. the relative merits of competition and cooperatoin
Disagree with the explantion.
IMO Mead helped shape public opinion...in areas X and Y

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by balseraph » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:07 am
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: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... &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

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by anthoj » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:46 pm
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: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... &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.

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by thephoenix » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:19 pm
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: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/define. ... &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