Like Dwayne Johnson, Tom Appleseed wrote poems about the horrors of war, drawing from his experiences during the First World War.

A – Like Dwayne Johnson, Tom Appleseed wrote poems

B – Like Dwayne Johnson, Tom Appleseed’s poems were

C – As Dwayne Johnson, Tom Appleseed wrote poems

D – As did Dwayne Johnson, Tom Appleseed’s poems were

E – Tom Appleseed’s poems, as Dwayne Johnson’s, were

Right Answer: A

Error Identification: 

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Underlined comparison word “like”Comparison
Underlined comparison between “Dwayne Johnson” and “Tom Appleseed”Comparison

Difficulty Level: Tough

Explanation:

In the sentence, the anti-war poet ‘Dwayne Johnson’ is correctly compared to another such poet, ‘Tom Appleseed’. Hence the comparison is balanced and correct. There is no error in the sentence.

A – Correctly compares the two poets. This is the correct answer.

B – Incorrectly compares ‘Dwayne Johnson’ to ‘Tom Appleseed’s poems’. Hence, eliminated.

C – Incorrectly uses ‘as’ instead of ‘like’, distorting the meaning of the sentence. Sassoon did not write poems as Owen. Hence, eliminated.

D – Comparison is not balanced. Verb ‘did’ is compared to the noun ‘poems’. Hence, eliminated.

E – Incorrect usage of ‘as’ instead of ‘like’. Hence, eliminated.

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