Spidey-SC-Sentence-Correction-Notes

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Unformatted text preview: he one about the "Thomas Jefferson... setting free the more than 500 slaves..." All things being equal, I'd have to say that "invest in" is slightly preferable to "invest into." I think there's also a very slight difference in meaning--"invest in" would be the better choice for such traditional investments as stocks and bonds, while "invest into" could be used in more metaphorical investments, such as the time, energy, and love you might shower upon your children. - 20 – Powered by TestMagic www.TestMagic.com www.sentencecorrection.com Like vs As First of all, I should say that just about any GMAT grammar rule will have some exception. For this reason, I prefer not to refer to "English grammar rules" but to "GMAT patterns." As I'm sure you're aware, it's very difficult to give a pattern that applies in every case. I would say that generally speaking, your summary is good, but just to be sure, I want to restate: Use like when you want to focus on two nouns; Use as when you want to focus on two nouns doing two actions. Another little trick is that "just as" can replace "in the same way that..." Let's compare two very similar sentences that could cause confusion: My Siamese cat moved across the floor just like a lion stalking its prey. To me, this sentence stresses how two different cats are similar. I know this is confusing because we have a noun, "lion" and a participle "stalking," which would seem to indicate that we should use "as," but it's just not so. In this sentence, do you think we're tying to say My Siamese cat moved across the floor in the way that a lion stalks its prey. I don't think so... My Siamese cat moved across the floor just as a lion stalks its prey. This one sounds bad to me, I think because we are not explaining how the cat is moving. Furthermore, at some point, we are going to run into some ambiguity--"as" does also mean "at the same time," and I also think that the sentence above d...
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