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Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2007, 04:40
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Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) 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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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2007, 05:05
I'll pick (E).

It's comparing a clause.

(D) can not be becasue it is comparing with human beings, not 'taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide', which is compared in (E).
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sc fruits [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2007, 05:56
(C)

"taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide" describes how human beings breathe. It is not a comparison between breathing of human beings and breathing of fruits.

What is the OA?
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I will go with C [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2007, 04:20
We are comparing noun here i.e. fruits and human being so Like is appropriate
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2007, 13:29
E for me


substituting the words to which pronouns refer


Fruit continues to respire taking in oxygen and carbon dioxide just as human beings take in oxygen and carbon dioxide when they breathe

this shows a clear parallel
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 09:03
Just as is used to compare the two nouns performing two actions here respiration is the action.
Just can be replaced with in the way that. A would have been correct if In the way that has been used in place of similar to the way.
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Re: sc fruits [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 09:18
vshaunak@gmail.com wrote:
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) 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

any clue?


E is right.

it continues to respire ..... just as human beings do [respire] when they breathe

versus

it continues to respire [verb] ... similar to the way human beings breathe [noun]

The comparision is not parallel in this case.
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Re: sc fruits [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 09:22
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vshaunak@gmail.com wrote:
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) 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

any clue?


E is right.

it continues to respire ..... just as human beings do [respire] when they breathe

versus

it continues to respire [verb] ... similar to the way human beings breathe [noun]

The comparision is not parallel in this case.


saurabh welcome back! :-D
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Re: sc fruits [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 09:24
trivikram wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
vshaunak@gmail.com wrote:
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) 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

any clue?


E is right.

it continues to respire ..... just as human beings do [respire] when they breathe

versus

it continues to respire [verb] ... similar to the way human beings breathe [noun]

The comparision is not parallel in this case.


saurabh welcome back! :-D


Thanks Vikram...I guess I can't rest easy till the goal is cleared..no matter how long it takes..

Great to see you guys are sticking around as well :-)
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 09:24
E

"it continues" should compare with "human beings" only D and E do it correctly. between D and E, E is correct, as Doesnt convey the message.

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 09:41
I would choose E because fruit and human respiration are identical, they cannot be "similar", "just as..." will make the phrases identical.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2007, 15:38
Although fruit can no longer grow once it is picked, it continues for some time to respire, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, similar to the way human beings breathe.
(A) 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

B, C and D wrong as Breathe is the correct usage to ensure parallelism. Similar to the way is wordy in A soi would go for E
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