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OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 03:34
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Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 01:47
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think that if it whoul be "...as pearls do, moving..." <= that whoud be correct
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 05:45
Can anyone help with this...........
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 12:31
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Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A


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


Like - used to compare two nouns. As - used to compare two clauses. Here genes (Noun) are comparing with pearls (Noun).
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 15:36
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kotela wrote:
Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A


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


Like - used to compare two nouns. As - used to compare two clauses. Here genes (Noun) are comparing with pearls (Noun).


Here he is using "Genes" can Jump" so it is clause with a working verb....and compares with another clause "pearls can jump"....i went with "AS"....what is your view on this?
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 21:47
I agree with kotela. Could you please explain it?
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:18
i read in somewhere that ing form is not verb. hence, moving is not used as verb here.
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 22:37
What's wrong with 'as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others' ?
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:00
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More than 30 years ago Dr, Barbara McClintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can “jump”, as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another.

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“Like” and “As”, both are used to convey comparison is a sentence. However, there is a difference between their usages. “Like” is always followed only by a “noun” or a “pronoun” whereas “As” is always followed by a “clause”.

Going by this rule, the original sentence is incorrect because here “as” is not followed by a clause. This error can be rectified either by placing a clause after “as” or by replacing “as” with “like”.

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Choice A: as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another. Incorrect for the reason stated above.

Choice B: like pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another. Correct.

Choice C: as pearls do that move from one necklace to others. Incorrect. Firstly, “that” is relative pronoun that modifies a noun. So “that” should touch the noun it modifies. But in this choice, “that” is away. Also, the use of “others” is not correct here. The intended meaning is that pearls move from necklace to another necklace. Using “others” make it ambiguous as to where the pearls move to.

Choice D: like pearls do that move from one necklace to others. Incorrect. Apart from repeating the “that” and “others” errors of choice C, this choice has another error. “like” has been followed by a clause here.

Choice E: as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one. Incorrect. This sentence distorts the meaning of the sentence. By using the modifier "that move" and verb "do" for pearls, it appears that pearls to two actions - pearls jump and by the way these pearls also move mysteriously...This is not the intended meaning. The author actually wants to say that genes jump like the pearls. And then he describes the manner in which these pearls jump - by moving mysteriously.

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1. “Like” is followed by a noun and “as” is followed by a clause.
2. Be careful of any change in words that appear in the original sentence.

Hope this helps.
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Re: OG 11 SC [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2014, 03:52
mydreammba wrote:
Hey can someone help with this...I marked A,but the OA is B.....How is this possible "Like" is used to compare two nouns/noun phrases....But here he is comparing two actions i.e "genes can"...and "Perls...." so I think "As" is the correct word to use ...so i went with A



as +subject+do , is correct idiom. A is wrong

like +noun at the end of sentence is similar to "as +subject+do". B is correct

from one to another " is idiom. C,D, E are wrong grammarticaly
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