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

1. Is it really mandatory that "to force householders" should be followed by "separating such hazardous wastes as" ?
2. Please clarify usage of "as" vs "like"

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15 Apr 2004, 01:28
E...
an infinitive (to) should follow the non-underlined part.

As vs Like....

'Like' is used to compare persons and 'as' for objects.

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15 Apr 2004, 02:16
Thanks vivek

Please explain in some more detail about usage of "as" and "like" with reference to the stem above !

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15 Apr 2004, 03:41
I also agree with E.

As for the explantion on 'as' vs 'like', this is what Kaplan has to say:

like / such as
If youтАЩre ever given a choice on the GMAT, choose such as. The GMAT writers prefer 'such as' to 'like' when what follows are examples; to these writers like means тАЬsimilar to.тАЭ

I prefer salty snacks such as potato chips to sweet snacks such as candy bars.
IтАЩve never met anyone like him before.
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15 Apr 2004, 06:11
Let me hop in here. ( E should be it )

"such as" means for example.

Here is the classic way of explaining this rule.

Please bring some fruits like oranges - Meaning dont bring orange but some fruit similar to orange.
Please bring some fruits such as oranges - Meaning brings fruits similar to orange and if you bring orange it is ok.
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15 Apr 2004, 20:22
aspire wrote:
I also agree with E.

As for the explantion on 'as' vs 'like', this is what Kaplan has to say:

like / such as
If youтАЩre ever given a choice on the GMAT, choose such as. The GMAT writers prefer 'such as' to 'like' when what follows are examples; to these writers like means тАЬsimilar to.тАЭ

I prefer salty snacks such as potato chips to sweet snacks such as candy bars.
IтАЩve never met anyone like him before.

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21 Feb 2005, 09:17
Old one... but excellent explanation by Anand.
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01 Jul 2005, 13:43
Dharmin wrote:
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.
(B) that they should seperate such hazardous waste like
(C) separating such hazardous wastes as
(D) that they should separate such hazardous wastes as
(E) to separate such hazardous wates as

1. Is it really mandatory that "to force householders" should be followed by "separating such hazardous wastes as" ?
2. Please clarify usage of "as" vs "like"

Dharmin

Vote for E too for the following reasons:
A) unidiomatic phrase "such ...like"
B) unnecessarily introduce another subsetence; unidiomatic phrase "such ...like"
C) "intended" gave a hint to use "to separate" rather than "separating"
D)unnecessarily introduce another subsetence;
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