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A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having a large brain and small teeth.

A using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having
B the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as
C cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million Years, explaining hominid features like
D fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years ,explaining hominid features such as having.
E fire used for cooking food could be dated back to almost two million years and explain hominid features like.



What could be dated is it the fire or the usage,its the use of fire which is dated in the sentence. Answer B

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first split Such as vs Like : Options A,C,E can be eliminated since "Like " cannot be used to introduce examples.
between B and D only B conveys the intended meaning
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A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having a large brain and small teeth.

A using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having
B the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as
C cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million Years, explaining hominid features like
D fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years ,explaining hominid features such as having.
E fire used for cooking food could be dated back to almost two million years and explain hominid features like.

A, C, E -> eliminated because of "like" to show examples.. "such as" must be used
b/w B and D -> B shows clear parallelism "could date back" and "could explain" so CORRECT. Whereas in D, it is illogical as it means fire dates back which is of course wrong as it is the method of cooking that dates back

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[quote="ugimba"]A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having a large brain and small teeth.

A. using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having
B. the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as
C. cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million Years, explaining hominid features like
D. fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years ,explaining hominid features such as having.
E. fire used for cooking food could be dated back to almost two million years and explain hominid features like.

[spoiler=]I came down to B and D ( eliminated other choices based on 'like vs such as')

I am not sure how to choose between these two.

in B, it says "use of fire" ...
in D, "fire used" ... I thought both are fine ...


Problems and split:
1. Like cannot be used to give examples
This eliminates - A,C and E
2. D - Distorts the meaning. It is not the Fire that dates back but the use of fire

Correct - B
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A Harvard anthropologist has proposed that using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having a large brain and small teeth.

A. using fire to cook food could be dated back to almost two million years and that it could explain hominid features like having
B. the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as
C. cooking food with fire could date back to almost two million years, explaining hominid features like
D. fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years, explaining hominid features such as having
E. fire used for cooking food could be dated back to almost two million years and explain hominid features like

Can someone please explain the answer? Thanks a lot.

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In GMAT we use SUCH AS (not LIKE) to introduce examples. This rules out A, C and E.

in D:
fire used to cook food could date back almost two million years, explaining hominid features such as having-

Its not FIRE which is dated, its the "use of fire". B conveys this meaning correctly.

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Answer is B.
The question tests parallelism.
B. the use of fire to cook food could date back almost two million years and could explain such hominid features as.
such...as provides an example.
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please refer to this post:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-harvard-an ... fl=similar
It has been already discussed in detail here.
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