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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 like 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
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 07:30
I would have to go with C here although something in my gut says that even it is not fully correct...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 07:36
I pick B...

A) to approach....or that they.... ....not parallel
C) Uses as, which is not right in comparing nouns, things etc....
D) and E) not correct :)
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 08:36
(B)

I like 'approch like' better than 'approch as'
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 02:10
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I pick B...

A) to approach....or that they.... ....not parallel
C) Uses as, which is not right in comparing nouns, things etc....
D) and E) not correct :)


some thing wrong with usage of "like" in B.

A phrase should come with "as" I guess.

Hence C.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 02:19
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I pick B...

A) to approach....or that they.... ....not parallel
C) Uses as, which is not right in comparing nouns, things etc....
D) and E) not correct :)


some thing wrong with usage of "like" in B.

A phrase should come with "as" I guess.

Hence C.


THis one is tricky for me.... i am not sure with my answer....
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 02:40
I will go for C... following is the explanation from Sahil's grammer note

Like v/s. As: Like is used to express similarity. It is normally used to show similarity between two nouns e.g. Lemons are like limes.
As on the other hand would normally compare two clauses and not two nouns. E.g. He looks as if he is drunk.
Such As: It is normally used to give examples. Compare the two sentences ‘I want you to buy fruits like lemons and limes’. However, if you want lemons and limes, you would say that ‘I want you to buy fruits such as lemons and limes’. The earlier sentence means you don’t want lemons and limes, but fruits like those.

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[#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 05:10
to maintain //ism --> "to approach mathematics ...to force students"
Hence B or C

Here "mathematics" (noun) is likened to "creative activity" (another noun). Hence use of like is correct.

If "as" has to be used for comparison, then it should be "as it were a creative activity"

OA and OE plzz?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 10:10
We need ‘as’, so, left with C & D.

C is parallel. ‘…either to approach maths as or to force students…’
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 14:34
I will go with 'B'.
Where comparison is made between nouns ,like should be preferred to as.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 15:09
I'm going with C, "approach...like" in B does not sound good at all
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2007, 16:07
C is correct, they are comparing " mathematics as a creative activity " when you compare two things that are not similar we use "as" and not "like".

C it is!
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2007, 01:04
OA is C
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