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More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara McClintock, 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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Re: Like Vs As [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 06:46
jitendra wrote:
More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara McClintock, 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


B

As - used to compare "verbs". Also, introduces an example.
Like - used to compare "nouns".

Here you're comparing genes to pearls.
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Re: Like Vs As [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 13:59
B thru POE.. as there was a bit confusion in my mind abt. what the sentence is trying to compare, Is the comparison between GENES CAN JUMP AS PEARLS CAN JUMP
or GENES LIKE PEARS
BUT C doesn't makes sense, so, B is a better option using like to compare two nouns

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Re: Like Vs As [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 16:34
IMO - C

(A) as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
"as" is used to compare clause. A cluase has a subject and verb. The sentence following "as perls moving.." does not have any verb. Hence WRONG


(B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another
"like" is used to compare phrase/nouns. Here, it seems we are comparing "jump" with "pearls". hence WRONG.

(C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
CORRECT

(D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
"like" is used to compare noune/phrarase. Here we have a cluase following "like", hence WRONG

(E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one
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Re: Like Vs As [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 19:02
OA is B. I wrongly marked C, since i was confused over that what is being compared whether noun or clause.
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Re: Like Vs As [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 08:29
jitendra wrote:
More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara McClintock, 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




Note that we can write the same sentence using either "like" or "as" as long as the rest of it conforms correctly to the rules for using either "like" or "as." So we can compare "genes" to "pearls" or I can compare "genes jumping" to "pearls jumping."

Moreover we should also ensure that the meaning of the sentence is preserved as it is and not altered.

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Re: Like Vs As [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 04:12
(B)

(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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Re: Like Vs As   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2011, 04:12
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