Lesson: Comparisons - Part III - "like" vs. "as"

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Precise and clear explanation.

Stuart collects stamps like his father does. This also seems correct as his is a pronoun. Or did i get it completely wrong? Can you help Brent? Thanks!
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You're right in that "his" is a pronoun, but that doesn't change the fact that "his father does" is a clause.
It's a clause because it contains a verb (does) and a subject (father).

Pls help me with the following question by explaining why an answer choice is appropriate or inappropriate:

While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused
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I'm happy to help.
I have provided a step-by-step solution to that questions here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/while-jackie-robinson-was-a-brooklyn-dodger-t...


What is the general rule for Double Negatives in GMAT?
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Great question!!

In general, the test-makers frown upon double negatives. However, they are totally fine with "not unlike" (as it appears in the Jackie Robinson sentence above and in other official questions).

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