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513. More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara Mc-Clintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can “jump,” as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another.
(A) as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
(B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
(C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
(D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
(E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one
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20 Jul 2009, 08:42
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pearls actually don't move from one necklace to another on their own. so any option that indicates that pearls really move is incorrect. So eliminate C D and E

Between A and B, the choice is between as and like

"as" is used to join two clauses, ie, noun with verb. There is not verb in "pearls moving ...." (moving is a participle)

Therefore, to introduce the phrase, we need "like". Ans is B
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12 May 2010, 01:49
rashminet84 wrote:
pearls actually don't move from one necklace to another on their own. so any option that indicates that pearls really move is incorrect.

Hehe, I agree that they don't move on their own. But some do move mysteriously!
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13 May 2010, 04:44
RashMinet was absolutely correct the answer is B here because we compare nouns, not clauses or actions
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16 May 2010, 05:37
like is used to comare the action hence he ans narrows down to B and D , in D "pearls do that move is incorrectly constructed hence B is the winner
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01 Jan 2011, 04:11
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(A) as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
(B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
(C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
(D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
(E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one
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