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During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earth’s rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.

(A) like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in
(B) like the increased speed of a figure skater when her arms are drawn in
(C) like a figure skater who increases speed while spinning with her arms drawn in
(D) just as a spinning figure skater who increases speed by drawing in her arms
(E) just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 01:14
Picking E....

It cannot be like (rem : we are comparing actions here) ...so A,B,C go out of the window...

D concentrates more on the skater than the act itself... While we use just as to focus on the act, the statement itself creates the problem by focussing on the skater...

This error is removed in E...which highlights the act and not the skater.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 10:16
(E) just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arm


Can someone clarify the following:
"just as" indicates similarity in actions...

"like" indicates similarity in nouns?
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 10:42
Just as is better usage than Like.

E is more concise.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 09:45
OA is E
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 09:53
sangarelli wrote:
could be (E)


Should be E! :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2006, 07:55
One of the few cases where "just as" is acceptable. Professor, can you comment on this?
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 00:17
GMATT73 wrote:
One of the few cases where "just as" is acceptable. Professor, can you comment on this?


I'm with E too...but may I please have some more info on the cases where 'just as' is acceptable/not acceptable?
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Re: SC: Skating with mammoths in the ice age [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 18:08
matt, sorry for being late as i was out of town for few days.


"just as...., so too" is a correct idiom.
"just as" is like "as" when we compare clauses.

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One of the few cases where "just as" is acceptable. Professor, can you comment on this?


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During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earth’s rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.

(A) like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in
(B) like the increased speed of a figure skater when her arms are drawn in
(C) like a figure skater who increases speed while spinning with her arms drawn in
(D) just as a spinning figure skater who increases speed by drawing in her arms
(E) just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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Re: SC: Skating with mammoths in the ice age [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 18:19
Professor wrote:
matt, sorry for being late as i was out of town for few days.


"just as...., so too" is a correct idiom.
"just as" is like "as" when we compare clauses.

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One of the few cases where "just as" is acceptable. Professor, can you comment on this?


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During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earth’s rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.



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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 18:29
Could somebody please explain me when we use "like" and when we use "just as" (cannot find the unswer using "search" :( )?

As I understand we use "just as":
"just as...., so too" is a correct idiom.
"just as" is like "as" when we compare clauses.

But when we can use "like"?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2006, 19:06
E it is.
Comparison of clauses.

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