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Whereas scientists, because of random fluctuations in the weather, cannot determine the transition from one season to the next by monitoring temperatures on a daily basis, so they cannot determine the onset of global warmings by monitoring average annual temperatures.

a) Whereas scientists
b) Just as scientists
c) Like scientists who
d) Inasmuch as a scientist
e) In the same way a scientist
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19 Nov 2006, 05:17
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Whereas scientists, because of random fluctuations in the weather, cannot determine the transition from one season to the next by monitoring temperatures on a daily basis, so they cannot determine the onset of global warmings by monitoring average annual temperatures.

a) Whereas scientists
b) Just as scientists
c) Like scientists who
d) Inasmuch as a scientist
e) In the same way a scientist

"Just as..so" idiom

B is my anwer.

Also, we are comparing actions, hence we should use "as"
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19 Nov 2006, 18:27
Has to be B

"so they cannot determine" must be preceded by "just as...."

Only B fulfills this idiom
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19 Nov 2006, 19:12
ak_idc wrote:
lfox2 wrote:
Whereas scientists, because of random fluctuations in the weather, cannot determine the transition from one season to the next by monitoring temperatures on a daily basis, so they cannot determine the onset of global warmings by monitoring average annual temperatures.

a) Whereas scientists
b) Just as scientists
c) Like scientists who
d) Inasmuch as a scientist
e) In the same way a scientist

"Just as..so" idiom

B is my anwer.

Also, we are comparing actions, hence we should use "as"

Another point: The use of the pronoun they requires scientists and not scientist (in D and E).
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