OG: Just like the Internet today, often being called an “information superhighway”,

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Just like the Internet today, often being called an “information superhighway”, the telegraph was described in its day as an “instantaneous highway of thought.”

A. Just like the Internet today, often being
B. Just as the Internet is today often
C. As with the Internet being today often
D. As is often the case today with the Internet,
E. Similar to the Internet today, often

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A - The use of 'like' is incorrect
Like - used to compare nouns or gerunds
As - used to compare clauses

B - Correct

C - 'being today often...' very clunky and confusing

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1. Calls the internet an "information highway" - distorts the meaning
2. "with the internet, called an 'information highway' - adds to the issue in point 3.
3. The sentence compares "as is often the case today" with "the telegram"

E - Similar to X (the internet), Y (the telegraph)... This is NOT a comparison, but rather a noun modifier. This would mean the internet is similar to the telegraph - distorts the meaning