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# The ordinance is intended to force householders to separate

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06 May 2006, 07:47
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The ordinance is intended to force householders to separate such hazardous waste like
pesticides, batteries, fertilizers, and oil-based paints from the general stream of
household trash.

(A) to separate such hazardous waste like
(B) that they should separate such hazardous waste like
(C) separating such hazardous wastes as
(D) that they should separate such hazardous wastes as
(E) to separate such hazardous wastes as

"like" is used to compare nouns so answer should be "A" ..What do u think ?
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06 May 2006, 07:59
Easy E

correct idioms:
such ... as ...
force... to...
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06 May 2006, 10:15
The key here is:

Like: refers to something like it, but not it.

Such as: is used when presenting examples. Animals such as lions and tigers live in the wild.
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06 May 2006, 15:35
^ E ^

1) "such as" ---> when giving examples
2) "force sb to do sth"
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09 May 2006, 04:16
A, all other statements have awkward construction. As pointed out like is used to compare noun.
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09 May 2006, 04:18
On second thoughts it is E......... didnot read the last option.
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09 May 2006, 05:19
jaynayak wrote:
On second thoughts it is E......... didnot read the last option.

Avoid (rather, do not) selecting answer before you read all choices, many times it happens that you find a correct choice before reaching "E" in choices but "E" can turn out to be more "economical" (non-wordy) than the answer you have decided to select.
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10 May 2006, 22:52
It should be E:
Only E uses correct idiomatic phrases: to force to… and such….as….
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11 May 2006, 07:05
it comes down to A and E.
Like vs. As

in this case it should be as. So, I go with E aswell.
11 May 2006, 07:05
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