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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow,

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 00:23
E)..."just as...so" is the right idiom ! D) is out b/c its not parallel !
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 08:10
As for comparing similiar actions.

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Interesting sentence 8-)
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 08:15
Just as.........so is the structure.

so we have D and E. D is not ||
so E is the correct choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 11:25
E is right. Correct idiom "just as .. so".

A/B/C wrong because they are not paralell. D is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2005, 20:31
Good job everyone, OA is E
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Re: It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 07:15
"like" cant be used for example, "Such as" should be used instead.
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Re: It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 04:03
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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow,

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Can someone highlight the parallel error in D please.
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Re: It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the [#permalink] New post 12 May 2014, 04:13
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It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do notcause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do notcause a glass of water to overflow,

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Can someone highlight the parallel error in D please.

But I think we should instead treat "that do not cause a glass of water to overflow" as an adverbial clause, thus D is without a verb.
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Yes. The comparison is between two clauses/actions: Melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow. In the same way, melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

Consider this sentence: The flowers that are red look good.
The "that" identifies a subset of all flowers--those that are red.
So you can condense "that are red" and rephrase the sentence:
The [red] flowers look good.

In D, the "that" in "melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow" identifies a specific set of ice cubes [that do not cause a glass of water to overflow; let's call this qualifier X], so you can condense this portion and rewrite the sentence:
Just as X melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

Thus, the portion before the comma is missing a verb.
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Re: It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2014, 00:41
TeHCM wrote:
It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the coastal flooding that many global warming models have projected: just like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes, so melting sea ice does not increase oceanic volume.

(A) like a glass of water that will not overflow due to melting ice cubes,
(B) like melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(C) a glass of water will not overflow because of melting ice cubes,
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow,
(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow,

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The idiom tested is "just as X so Y" or "as X so Y" -> both are correct. "Just like X so Y" is not correct.

Hence Option D) and E) remain.
(D) as melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water to overflow, -> that is redundant and the sentence could be written as
as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow -> Incorrect

(E) as melting ice cubes do not cause a glass of water to overflow, -> Correct
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Re: It will not be possible to implicate melting sea ice in the [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2014, 13:33
I haven't seen the following splits mentioned in any explanations to this question. I'll lay out my thinking below - please double check my thinking to see if it makes sense.

When I went through this question, I noticed that the tense of the verb changes. In the Y portion of the "Just as X, so Y" construction, we are using a present tense ("...so melting sea ice does not increase..."). More importantly, this use of the simple present tense is meant to indicate that this is an "eternal" state. Thus, we need the X portion to represent an "eternal" state so that it's parallel in meaning. After all, the author is talking about general characteristics of melting water, not a specific incident.

With that thinking in mind, here's how I went through the answer choices:
(A) ...a glass of water that will not overflow... -- future tense is wrong
(B) ...melting ice cubes that do not cause a glass of water... -- simple present, looks fine
(C) ...a glass of water will not overflow... -- future tense is wrong
(D) ...melting ice cubes that do not casue... -- simple present, looks fine
(E) metling ice cubes do not cause... -- simple present, looks fine

The above split is just based on the verb and is meant to get the right meaning. There are other errors (e.g. "that") which I"m ignoring.

Let me know if the above makes sense :)

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