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
'Continues to respire just as human beings do' is correct.
Since we are comparing verbs (respiring by fruit and breathing by humans) 'as' needs to be used.
What's the OA?