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Advocates of organic food believe they will be able to foster consumer

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I fail to choose the right answer b/c it is hard for an international student like me to fully comprehend the context of the question.


Advocates of organic food believe they will be able to foster consumer communities that can avoid the negative side effects of pesticides, eat healthier, and coexist with the environment as the societies of old did—communities that will be able to build a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil, or other goals such as these.

A. as the societies of old did— communities that will be able to build a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil, or other goals such as these

B. as the societies of old did, which may be able to achieve such goals as building a strong local economy or maintaining a close connection with the soil

C. like the societies of old— communities that will be able to achieve such goals as building a strong local economy and maintaining a close connection with the soil

D. like the societies of old, the achievement of which would be for goals like the building of a strong local economy or the maintenance of a close connection with the soil

E. like the societies of old, to be achieved by building a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil, or the like

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I fail to choose the right answer b/c it is hard for an international student like me to fully comprehend the context of the question.


Advocates of organic food believe they will be able to foster consumer communities that can avoid the negative side effects of pesticides, eat healthier, and coexist with the environment as the societies of old did—communities that will be able to build a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil, or other goals such as these.

A. as the societies of old did— communities that will be able to build a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil, or other goals such as these

B. as the societies of old did, which may be able to achieve such goals as building a strong local economy or maintaining a close connection with the soil

C. like the societies of old— communities that will be able to achieve such goals as building a strong local economy and maintaining a close connection with the soil

D. like the societies of old, the achievement of which would be for goals like the building of a strong local economy or the maintenance of a close connection with the soil

E. like the societies of old, to be achieved by building a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil, or the like

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using POE

a- goals such as these seems incorrect
b - ,which modifies the closest noun and is incorrect here
c - like did - goals such as - correct
d - like - the achievement of which - incorrect construction
e- to be achieved by is incorrect construction in this context

(C) imo
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Advocates of organic food believe they will be able to foster consumer communities that can avoid the negative side effects of pesticides, eat healthier , and coexist with the environment as the societies of old did - communities that will be able to build a strong local economy,maintaining a close connection with the soil, or other goals such as these.

A. as the societies of old did - communities that will be able to build a strong local economy, maintaining a close connection with the soil,or other goals such as these
B. as the societies of old did, which may be able to achieve such goals as building a strong local economy or maintaining a close connection with the soil.
C. like the societies of old - communities that will be able to achieve such goals as building a strong local economy and maintaining a close connection with the soil
D. like the societies of old, the achievement of which would be for goals like the building of a strong local economy or the maintenance of close connection with the soil
E. like the societies of old, to be achieved by building a strong local economy,maintaining a close connection with the soil, or the like

Ans: C

I had chosen option B as my option at first because of parallelism.
I am often confused when to use 'as' and 'like'.
From my understanding, we usually use 'like' for noun-to-noun comparisons.
So can i say that the 'societies of old' (noun) is compared to 'consumer societies' (noun) in this case and thus is the reason why Option C is the correct answer. Please help to correct my understanding.Thank you!
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