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Just as plant species native to regions with browsing [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2004, 07:50
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Just as plant species native to regions with
browsing mammals evolved many natural anti-
browser defenses (such as sharp spines and toxic
chemicals), so humans in malarial regions have
evolved dozens of chemical defenses against
malaria.


(A) so humans in malarial regions have evolved
dozens of chemical defenses against malaria
(B) humans in malarial regions have been evolving
dozens of chemical defenses against malaria
(C) there has been, in malarial regions, an evolu-
tion of dozens of human chemical defenses
against malaria
(D) dozens of chemical defenses against malaria
have been evolved by humans in malarial regions
(E) similarly, in malarial regions, humans have
evolved dozens of chemical defenses against
malaria
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2004, 10:56
hi
ans = a

reason: paralle construction... just as ....so...

B)THERE IS A TENSE change here ... present continuos.. is used and the rest part of the senetnce is in present...

C) structure flaw... just as X .... so did Y ... the patter has to be as said...

D)same as b

E) same...

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2004, 12:23
just as ..so... also the sentence has paralel tenses..

It is A. :good
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2004, 23:51
straight forward idiom question.

just as ... so is right idiom.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2004, 00:08
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(A) it is, {Checking the idiom here --> "Just as ..... so have"}
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2004, 01:51
Can some one explain, what was the exact error in the option "E"

Agreed with the answer option A, but want to know what was wrong with Option E
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2004, 02:12
E is not following the right idiom here. "Just as ... so"

"Just as ..., similarly" is unidiomatic.
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