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Teachers in this country have generally been trained either to approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles without truly understanding how to apply them.

a. to approach mathematics as a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles

b. to approach mathematics like a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

c. to approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

d. that they should approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles

e. that they should approach mathematics like a creative activity or that they should force students to memorize rules and principles


Please explain when you would use "like" or "as"
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Re: SC-Math [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2006, 20:18
a tough choice between B and C. but go with C preferring "as" over "like".

c. to approach mathematics as a creative activity or to force students to memorize rules and principles
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2006, 20:25
Yes, between B and C, (C) correctly compares mathematics to a "creative activity" using "as".
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Re: SC-Math [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2006, 21:24
i donot think it is a comparision, however as is prefered over like.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2006, 21:48
The OA is C. Can someone please explain why you would choose "as" rather than "like"?

How can you tell which one to use?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2006, 06:49
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2006, 09:00
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C


a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.
"as" is used to compare actions.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2006, 21:28
vivek123 wrote:
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C


a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.
"as" is used to compare actions.


thnks vivek! :) noted... :)
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2006, 23:34
vivek123 wrote:
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C


a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.

"as" is used to compare actions.



Not always, vivek.

How about this:

A lot of older people, like my grandparents, for example, are enjoying their retirement by traveling all over the world.

This sentence is from this link:

http://www.longman.com/ae/azar/grammar_ ... /00034.htm

There may be cases when we can use "such as" and "like" interchangeably. BUT THIS MAY NOT BE TRUE IN GMAT. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2006, 23:42
ps_dahiya wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
razrulz wrote:
like is used more for comparision
while as is used forgiving example

so it is C


a little correction...

"such as" is used for giving examples.
"like" is used to compare nouns.

"as" is used to compare actions.



Not always, vivek.

How about this:

A lot of older people, like my grandparents, for example, are enjoying their retirement by traveling all over the world.

This sentence is from this link:

http://www.longman.com/ae/azar/grammar_ ... /00034.htm

There may be cases when we can use "such as" and "like" interchangeably. BUT THIS MAY NOT BE TRUE IN GMAT. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THAT.


Thanks Paramender,

This is interesting :) but as you said probably not true on GMAT grounds, I haven't come across any such SC. In OG, it's clearly given in some of the SCs.

But this is definitely interesting to learn & keep an eye! :zoom
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