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# sorry for the repost) During an ice age, the buildup of ice

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During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earths rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.

A. like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in

B. like the increased speed of a figure skater when her arms are drawn in

C. like a figure skater who increases speed while spinning with her arms drawn in

D. just as a spinning figure skater who increases speed by drawing in her arms

E. just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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20 Apr 2008, 01:08
I am not sure about this one but I feel its a cause and effect scenario. Something happens which spees up the rotation ( Passive) One more thing to consider here is the possesive use of Earth. Earth does not increase roatation here. Earths rotation is increased.
Also use of like vs just as .
I think like should be used here.
( Aplogies if my explanation is completely off the track because I am not sure)

So yeah I'll go for B here

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(sorry for the repost)
During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the Earths rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.

A. like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in

B. like the increased speed of a figure skater when her arms are drawn in can be written as like figure skater's increased speed when her arms are drawn in

C. like a figure skater who increases speed while spinning with her arms drawn in

D. just as a spinning figure skater who increases speed by drawing in her arms

E. just as a spinning figure skater increases speed by drawing in her arms
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20 Apr 2008, 02:56
I looked up some material and now I am back with a proper explanation.

Just as should be used here because two clauses are being compared.
So yeah agree with Suyash (E)
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20 Apr 2008, 08:22
'E' for
Parellilism
'just as' not 'like' should be used to compare actions.
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20 Apr 2008, 10:37
My Understanding: we are comparing increased speed of earth rotation due to something
We are not comparing nouns(earth etc) hence as will come rather than like...
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23 Apr 2008, 05:02
OA is E
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30 Dec 2012, 12:57
A- We are comparing rotation of earth which is an action. So eliminate Like. Eliminate
B- As A
C- As A
D- We don’t need a “Who”. If Who is added then there needs to be a comma before. Eliminate
E - Keep
Re: sorry for the repost) During an ice age, the buildup of ice   [#permalink] 30 Dec 2012, 12:57
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