Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 27 Jul 2014, 20:15

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 May 2004
Posts: 336
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2004, 13:08
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (02:10) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions
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

Please, explain your reasoning.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Oct 2004
Posts: 320
Location: Missouri, USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 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.
_________________

Let's get it right!!!!

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 May 2004
Posts: 336
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2004, 16:54
NOPE!!! OA is not E :roll:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2004
Posts: 371
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2004, 19:32
I think answer should be C." just like.......... "
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 89
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2004, 08:47
I find it hard to believe E is not the OA here... :?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 May 2004
Posts: 336
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2004, 10:42
Me too. Will hope that there is a typo :roll:
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2003
Posts: 38
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Answer [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2004, 23:59
If OA is not 'C' then it can only be 'C'.
_________________

Vipin Gupta

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 89
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 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?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 865
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 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)?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2004
Posts: 102
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2004, 10:23
E ....


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

also as compares action..............
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 May 2004
Posts: 336
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 17:39
OA is D. Who can explain?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 89
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 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. :(
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 741
Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 122

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2014, 12:03
OA is E ------------------------ not D
_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: WOULD: when to use?
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".

Re: Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it   [#permalink] 26 Jul 2014, 12:03
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it sidbidus 3 19 Jun 2007, 18:43
1 Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it vshaunak@gmail.com 11 08 Mar 2007, 04:40
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it rahulraao 7 09 Nov 2005, 19:54
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it ywilfred 6 10 Sep 2005, 05:30
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it cybera 3 19 Jul 2005, 09:50
Display posts from previous: Sort by

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

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.