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# Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it

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Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking oxygen anf giving off carbon dioxide, (similar to the way human beings breathe).

B. similarly to human beings who are breathing
C. just like the breathing of human beings
D. as human beings when breathing
E. just as human beings do when they breathe

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26 Nov 2004, 13:16
E for me.

'as' is preferred to 'like' A and D also contain a gerund. We try to avoid gerunds. I think only E makes sense.
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26 Nov 2004, 16:54
NOPE!!! OA is not E
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26 Nov 2004, 19:32
I think answer should be C." just like.......... "
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27 Nov 2004, 08:47
I find it hard to believe E is not the OA here...
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27 Nov 2004, 10:42
Me too. Will hope that there is a typo
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27 Nov 2004, 23:59
If OA is not 'C' then it can only be 'C'.
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28 Nov 2004, 00:19
I'll stick by my choice of D as the correct answer here... in fact, I am now convinced E does not make any sense at all.

So whats the OA, then?
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28 Nov 2004, 05:47
Well, I saw this question on the other forum. The OA is (D). However, I don't understand it. What is wrong with (E) though? And what is up with the use of gerund after "when" in (D)?
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29 Nov 2004, 10:23
E ....

E is correctly comparing respiration action to human's respiration action.....

also as compares action..............
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01 Dec 2004, 17:39
OA is D. Who can explain?
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02 Dec 2004, 05:21
Why I went for D

E. just as human beings do when they breathe
What does do refer to here? "continues for some time to respire, once it is picked?" -> does not make any sense to me.

D. as human beings when breathing
Here, the action of "fruits taking oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide" is compared with that of human breathing.

Hence D is correct.

Hope someone will agree.

Anyway, no more SC for me, it is time to move on.
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26 Jul 2014, 12:03
OA is E ------------------------ not D
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