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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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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 06:24
Yup... when you highlight the (should be obvious) mistakes like that it makes sense... :|
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 06:28
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uhmmm... why??? explanation please. :?


he he..OK ...

you are comparing 'grow' with 'breath' so both of these are actions and you use 'just as' to compare actions ...

I just learned it yesterday (comparing actions with 'just as' is in one of my posts but for a different question - earth rotating speed versuses skater ..)

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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 06:31
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uhmmm... why??? explanation please. :?


he he..OK ...

you are comparing 'grow' with 'breath' so both of these are actions and you use 'just as' to compare actions ...

I just learned it yesterday (comparing actions with 'just as' is in one of my posts but for a different question - earth rotating speed versuses skater ..)

Thanks.


ok..kinda makes sense :) cheers!!
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 15:34
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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



IMO E). It is because here it is a comparision between two clause and clause comparision requires "just as"
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 10:19
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.

E. just as human beings do when they breathe - correct
the process is same- "taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide" just as human beings do when they breath.
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 11:00
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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.

E. just as human beings do when they breathe - correct
the process is same- "taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide" just as human beings do when they breath.


E seems correct- but just a tad bit too wordy?... checking OA
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 20:25
OA : E
i have doubt - can we use similar as a comparative word?
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2010, 02:39
can similar not be used to compare clauses? is there any other error than usage between similar and 'as' in the sentenece??
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2010, 07:50
The question has the word phrase 'similiar to' - indicates a comparison.

What is the author trying to compare here :
"the way human beings breathe"

WITH

"it continues for some time to respire"

Now if we try to compare from the answer choices :

b. similarly to human beings who are breathing - Does not fit in. as 'respire' is a noun.
c. just like the breathing of human beings - same explanation as b
d. just like the breathing of human beings - same explanation as b.

Hence, we can eliminate b,c,d.

Between and e : We can eliminate a as comparison between two clauses requires just as.

Hence E.
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 00:51
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stripping the sentence:
fruit(noun) + continues ( verb)...(comparison) ... noun+ verb
to maintain parallelism, we require an answer that has noun followed by a verb

only E has the proper form.
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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

As should be used when comparing action. Like should be used when comparing nouns.
'like' and 'similar' are almost same in usage both are used to describe similarities in character.
He is like his father.
All the balls in the bag are similar in color.

so only D&E are left. D compares respiration of fruit to human beings.
Correct option E
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 08:22
E it is. I didn't know about the "just as" when comparing actions. Always more to know! Sounded wordy to me.
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 06:24
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

ANS is E
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 02:53
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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


Fruit continues to respire,....., similar to the way human being breathe

Similarly OR in similar way....I found this construction wrong.

Fruit continues to respire.....in a similar way Human also breathe.

Among the choices A is not right.
B is wordy and also wrong.
similarly to human beings who are breathing (breathing represents continuous action...an action which is still going on)
C is wrong as it compares
Fruit continues to respire with breathing of human beings
D is also wrong for same reason.

E is proper construction.

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, just as human beings do when they breathe
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 00:53
just as ...do clearly compares the respiration action with the breathing action.
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 08 May 2011, 23:22
We are comparing RESPIRE with another VERB...
A, B, C and D are all noun phrases. Only E is a verb.

Answer is E.
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 07:05
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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


Comparing actions, so 'as' should be used. Answer: E
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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2011, 03:59
E.. comparison btw fruit and human beings breathing style..do is good comparison point.





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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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Re: Respiring fruit [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2011, 06:17
Sentence correction questions such as this one here can be done within 20-30 seconds if you prephrase a quick answer.

This question for instance compares a fruit to breathing or human beings. From our knowledge we know that it should be comparing fruits to a human beings not a way of breathing not a breathing. A and D can be quickly elimintated.

B can be eliminated cuz its too wordy.
D "as human beings when breathing" it uses progressive tense when it should use simple tense to define a general state.

E is left and is the answer.
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