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Fruit [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 16:21
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: Fruit [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 16:33
A.

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.
I guess the modifying phrase should modify "respire".
(A) similar to the way human beings breathe
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(B) similarly to human beings who are breathing
similarly to - incorrect. wrong comparision.
(C) just like the breathing of human beings
just like - not sure
(D) as human beings when breathing
as - not proper. Like is preferable over as for comparing nouns.
(E) just as human beings do when they breathe
seems to me modifying "taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide".
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Re: Fruit [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 19:38
harinder_sandhu 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


I think we are comparing 'taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide'.
So E should be the answer.

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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 21:15
A is incorrect because the comparison is flawed, it compares "respire" to the "way" humans breath. B,C and D are blatantly wrong => answer is E
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 21:32
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

The action of breathing of humans is being compared. So answer is E.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2006, 21:47
'E' is the best answer guys.
Brajesh has already explained. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2006, 00:48
"Similar" is an adjective and equates on nouns, in this case "the way" is indeed a noun but "the way human beings breathe" is an action.Hence we need Just as.
So E.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2006, 08:55
E for me too
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2006, 13:04
My choice is ^ E ^
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