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30 Nov 2008, 23:28
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226. Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses.
(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

I am confused between A & B.Please explain.
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01 Dec 2008, 07:18
A - being is meaningful. as is preferred here. operate as businesses (do). like should be used to compare two nouns.
also in B dwellings is compared with business( singular)
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01 Dec 2008, 11:32
lgon wrote:
226. Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses.
(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

I am confused between A & B.Please explain.

as - is used to compare verbs
like - is used to compare nouns
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01 Dec 2008, 11:40
Hi guys,

IMO D

(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses being
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business I think the fail here is using business in singular
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business I think it sounds wordy
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses hold
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business I think it sounds wordy

OA and Source?

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01 Dec 2008, 16:23
IMO A
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02 Dec 2008, 04:24
IMO A

Thanks Selve.. OA is A only..
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03 Dec 2008, 16:40
lgon wrote:
226. Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses.
(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

I am confused between A & B.Please explain.

As v/s like

Comparison is between 2 functions of Cooperative apt houses-one as dwelling and one as business

as -also means in the "capacity of"

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B., C and D eliminated

Since cooperative houses are plural, choose A
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