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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

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 â€˜I want you to buy fruits like lemons and limesâ€™. However, if you want lemons and limes, you would say that â€˜I want you to buy fruits such as lemons and limesâ€™. The earlier sentence means you donâ€™t want lemons and limes, but fruits like those.

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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

No one has been able to explain why "as" is used instead of "like". According to Magoosh, “like" is useful for comparing nouns, but not useful for comparing actions." Noun was compared above. Woznit?

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

No one has been able to explain why "as" is used instead of "like". According to Magoosh, “like" is useful for comparing nouns, but not useful for comparing actions." Noun was compared above. Woznit?

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A prepositional phrase using "like" is a modifier used to modify a noun, thereby creating a comparison.

Like other creative activities, Mathematics is fun.

"Like other creative activities" is a modifier, which modifies "mathematics" and thereby creates a comparison between " mathematics" and "other creating activities".

However "like" cannot be used unless it is part of prepositional phrase modifier.

I approach Mathematics like a creative activity. .. this sentence is wrong because "like a creative activity" is NOT a prepositional phrase modifier used to modify "Mathematics".

Now let us consider the following:

I approach Mathematics as a creative activity.

The original sentence would be as follows (before omission of the repeated parts):

I approach Mathematics as (I approach) a creative activity.

The comparison is between the two ways of approach, not the two nouns directly.

Therefore "as" is correct, and not "like".

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